Road Trip Ridiculousness Day 2

7 Jul

We woke up in Grants, New Mexico on Wednesday and headed straight to get our tasty breakfast on.  A postlady (a scary one I might add) recommended Kiva Cafe.  It was connected to a gas station so you know it had to be good.

On our way out of town we spotted these fancy, ginormous arrows.  A photo op was an absolute must.

We are so artistic and such.

We continued down I-40 until we decided to make a pit stop at El Rancho Hotel and Motel.  Its where the movie stars stay, y’all.  Seriously, they have star names for their rooms.  Instead of room 231 you would be in Jack Lemmon.  Weird, but kinda awesome.  We made sure to make a wish in their wishing well on our way out.
We finally entered the great state of Arizona.  Like I said, it was all our first visits there, so we were a wee bit excited.

We took a detour through the Petrified Forest National Park.  Lots of sights you don’t see here in my part of Texas.  I didn’t know that petrified wood was actually rock and I did not know that petrified forests currently have no trees.  See this trip was really educational, people.

The ‘forest’ spat us out in Holbrook, AZ we were were ready to meet some dinosaurs and get our nom on.  We stopped in at a random restaurant called Mr. Maestas that was freakin’ awesome.  I had a sopapilla stuffed with meat and smothered green chile.  Pure heaven I tell you.  Sadly, I ate it before I could take a picture.

Full and Dinosaured out we hopped back on the highway on our way to Winslow, Arizona, a town made famous by the The Eagles song Take It Easy.  Did we stand on the corner?  You bet we did.

Oh and guess who managed to find Little Mermaid paraphernalia in a store that was 99% Eagles stuff.

After we wrapped up takin’ it easy we headed over to Meteor Crater (there is no ‘the’, its simply Meteor Crater, neat.)  We almost got blown into the crater it was so damn windy.  Poor Amy almost lost her purple t-shirt, talk about a travesty.  Our lecturer was Eduardo (from Texas!) and he was awesome.  We invited him to join us in Vegas, can you believe he said no?!
After saying a long goodbye to Eduardo and Meteor Crater we moved on to our home for the evening, Williams, AZ.  We had reserved a train car (!!!) at the Canyon Motel. We stayed in a regular car, but it is rumored that the caboose on property is haunted.  Gotta love a good ghost story.

Williams was a cute little town.  It reminded me a little of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Lots of cute little shops, restaurants and bars.  We ate some pizza and then ran over to the Pine Country Restaurant for pie.  I’m a Pie > Cake kind of a girl so I was totally in heaven.  It seemed like they had over 100 varieties to choose from.  I opted for a slice of blueberry cream pie (then went back for cherry the next day).

We crashed pretty hard that night, probably for the best as we had a big day coming up.  Bedrock City and that little ole thing called the Grand Canyon were next on the agenda.

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4 Responses to “Road Trip Ridiculousness Day 2”

  1. [SMASH] at Sweat Style Swoon July 10, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Oh yay you did stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Love your colored-shirt themed days!

  2. Sakora Gold December 24, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I used to work at Mr. Maestas in Holbrook about 20 years ago. My mouth still hungers for their stuffed sopapillas!

    • linzlikewhoa January 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Small world! I love it. and excuse my total delayed response.

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