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Sunday, November 20, 2022
|Leaving the La Mesa Motel in Santa Rosa, NM|
this morning. Tom was putting the last of our stuff
back in the Jeep. It was a clean "Mom and Pop Motel and
the ice was even hand delivered. A very nice stop for us.
|A few pictures of today's ride.|
I always like spotting the windmills.
|Then they were standing side by side the wind turbines|
and my favorite, tall and proud, the windmill.
|I remembered the Big Texan was coming up|
and then missed the leaning water tower.
|Missed the Oklahoma Welcome sign at the state line|
but did manage to get the one at the Welcome Center.
We put about 475 miles behind us today as we traveled East. Not as many as we wanted to because we did make a stop in Amarillo, Texas to do some shopping and then have a late lunch. Tom now has a winter jacket so he will not freeze as we get closer to the frozen North. We also picked up a few more clothing items so we now each have a couple of "outfits". Still on our list is winter gloves and hats though those items I actually forgot in the motorhome; they were not even on my list. One other thing is a box of Kleenex, seriously they took our box of Kleenex and the bag I had hand sanitizer and our masks in. It was a cute bag from the Treasure Island in Las Vegas where we stayed for our 25th Wedding Anniversary Trip. Which means that bag was almost 28 years old. I seriously got my money's worth out of that bag. Whoever you are who got the masks, well you enjoy them.
Monday, November 21, 2022
|When we stopped here for the night it was dark. The room |
was quaint but clean. It looked like it belonged on
Route 66 and it was.
|Chandler, OK which is the name of the city where the above|
motel was. We stopped at the Manvel Avenue Coffee for
our morning cup. Thought the sign, upper right, they had
in front pretty much summed it up.
|A couple of pictures from today's ride. I am really not taking |
many pictures this trip.
|This was the only sign I saw welcoming us to Missouri.|
|Now this is cute. They had a couple more with similar |
themed sayings but it was dark when we passed them.
Today we put 497 miles behind us and that leaves exactly, according to google maps, 500 miles and we will be in our son and daughter in law's driveway. I am just slightly anxious, who am I kidding, I can hardly wait for us to pull up and gets some grandchildren and children hugs. Those hugs and the ones waiting in the Upper Peninsula are what will make this whole trip worth it.
More Pictures of the Beautiful Scenery we drove through on Friday, November 18th.
|This was just before the Miami, Arizona City Limits.|
|You can see where we are headed in this picture|
|but first we have to make our way there.|
|Looking back up at where we just came from.|
|Then we could see this in the distance.|
|We took the time to walk out on the bridge.|
|Looking down through the highway bridge at the |
Salt River below.
|One last picture from where we were parked.|
|I had mentioned a few pictures back that this is where |
we were headed and we are now here.
|This was looking down from the road.|
Very interesting facts about the Salt River, that is indeed a marvel.ReplyDelete
As always I love the views.
Glad Tom now has a winter coat, and the gloves well, we all forget things.
Continued safe journey!
It was interesting to read the little bit I did about the Salt River.Delete
I'm just so sorry that happened to you. People say it's only "stuff", but it's MY stuff!! I imagine they think you might hide money in the Kleenex box. I hope they get what's coming to them!!! That area is beautiful ... I love seeing your pictures. Safe travels ...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy. I have always said, even though we may not see it everyone eventually gets what is coming to them. Luckily there are good people and through this we have met several more. The people in charge at the Days Inn East in Albuquerque not part of that group.Delete
I love those Route 66 motels so much more than the new ones! Sure brings back memories as a child! :) Friday's drive was incredibly beautiful! Yep, I can see excited grandkids for sure!ReplyDelete
One more set of photos from Friday coming next...lol We have always enjoyed staying at "Mom and Pop" motels and if we had only left a little earlier on Friday we would have made it past Albuquerque and been at one of those. Cannot go back in time only forward and the grandkids' and kids' hugs all worth it.Delete
The southwest is beautiful and you brought it out in your pictures. You will be glad to be home I'm sure.ReplyDelete
It is good to be spending this time with family.Delete
Such beautiful pictures. May God's angels travel with you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elva!Delete
I'm so excited for you to get those grandchildren hugs, they are the best :-)ReplyDelete
They are the best and I have been enjoying everyone of those hugs!Delete
The views are lovely, that is why we love the southwest, isn't it??ReplyDelete
Yay, Tom will be warm and I'm glad things are falling into place. Travel safe. 💕
Those views are why we love the southwest for sure.Delete
Beautiful pictures of the Southwest. I'm so sad about what happened to you. Enjoy your family and get lots of hugs.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Romy. I am getting as many hugs as I can.Delete
Fun to see the familiar sights from that route, it has been a few years since we have been through that way.ReplyDelete