We crossed the continental divide this evening. It was golden hour, and guess what? We took pictures of it as the sun started its final descent.
I’m going to start off with shout-outs to our partners and others…
We spent a great evening at the Hawthorne Suites in Albuquerque. They treated us very nicely. The rooms were clean and nice. There are many services, restaurants and stores nearby. They provided us with a very nice room.
Tonight we are staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Gallup, New Mexico. We’ve been treated like royalty since arriving here. They provided us with a great recommendation for dinner. We thank them for the room.
We took the front desk’s advice at the Holiday Inn Express and went to Jerry’s downtown Gallup. The gave us a wonderful meal. I had chili rellenos, enchilada and a taco plate, and Paul had pork covered with green and red sauce (Christmas, as they call it). They brought out a basket of sopapillas and a bottle of honey.
I was in food heaven.
Thank you to Bay Photo Labs. We met several photographers today and provided them with press printed book marks, and highly recommended Bay Photo Labs.
Republic Wireless came through today too.
Today we saw more geology than we did old wrecks and abandoned buildings. It is a nice change. Some of the country Route 66 passes through is beautiful. We saw buttes, cliffs, mesas, mountains, rivers, lava beds and high plains.
While I was disappointed in Albuquerque’s vagrant problems, overall, the people of New Mexico are very friendly. There is a scam going on here. A man comes up and tells you he was on his way to ___ and from ____ and his truck broke down. He then asks for money. We’ve seen this twice in 24 hours.
Other than that, once we got away from the big city, we got away from the drug pushers, prostitutes and scammers of Albuquerque. Somewhere along the way, we stopped at a small burger joint and everyone said, “Hi”, to us and welcomed us to their restaurant.
The people at the Holiday Inn Express and at Jerry’s Grill have been especially friendly.