7am, trying to beat the heat.
To get to where we want to go, Crested Butte, Colorado you have no choice but to drive through H E double toothpicks. Pick your poison, Vegas, Kingman, or Phoenix. We picked the lower route, Phoenix. It was 120 degrees at 4pm when we were driving through on the I-10. Why do people live here?
Day one was 550 miles and 10 plus hours of towing. We normally would not drive that far, but we wanted to get as far as we could and out of the extreme heat zone. Our destination was Holbrook, Arizona, Gateway to the Petrified Forest National Park.
Nice evening pee stop at the junction of AZ 277 & 377. The drive from Payson to Holbrook was beautiful.
Kachina Point Painted Desert.
Tiponi Point, Painted Desert.
Lacey Point, Painted Desert.
Blue Mesa Trail.
Amelia strolling through Blue Mesa.
Dead of summer and there were still an amazing amount of wild flowers. This is the Woolly Paper-Flower.
Collared Lizard on a petrified log.
The next 6 shots are of petrified wood, logs, and stumps. Bizarre.
Once upon a time when the Joad’s were driving through Holbrook on the 66 the town was probably something. Now it’s a whole lot of nothing and this kind of shit.
Sara enjoying her last evening at the dog park in the KOA Holbrook.
In case some of you were wondering how the kitchen remodeled ended: it’s beautiful. Oh yeah, we are also already in escrow on the condo!