Route 66: Gallup to Holbrook

Today we went from movie stars (sort of) to the Painted Desert. We spent the night at the El Rancho Hotel and Motel in Gallup, which claims many movie stars have lodged there while filming in the nearby desert. We stayed in the less expensive motel, but enjoyed our stay. We stopped for much ofContinue reading “Route 66: Gallup to Holbrook”

Route 66: Santa Rosa to Gallup

Departing Santa Rosa, Route 66 was mostly covered over by Interstate Highway 40 for the next 75 miles. This made for quick travel but not as interesting as yesterday’s smaller roads. Then we traveled through the sprawl of Albuquerque for quite some time. Finally, in the afternoon we made it to very scenic Laguna PuebloContinue reading “Route 66: Santa Rosa to Gallup”

Route 66: Amarillo to Santa Rosa

We started our journey along historic Route 66 today heading west toward California. Route 66 roughly parallels Interstate Highway 40 and we seldom traveled more than a few miles from the Interstate. When the Interstate highway came through, towns and businesses not fortunate enough to have convenient highway access withered and died. There were booContinue reading “Route 66: Amarillo to Santa Rosa”