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Our trip to Phoenix, March/April 2006
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Day 10, April 5th - Flagstaff to Albuquerque, including Painted Desert and our friend Madge Harrah.

We left about 8:00 AM, heading east to miss the weather. Stopped at Painted Desert and Gallup before pulling into the Holiday Inn Express, Balloon Park, in Albuquerque. We'd stayed in this motel in 2004, and it sure wasn't what it was in then.

Painted Desert
Bill's first view of the desert.
We stopped at Painted Desert, part of Petrified Forest National Park. When we went out to the overlooks to take pictures, the winds just about blew us away - it was COLD. Didn't spend nearly as much time or take as many pictures as we would have had the weather been nice.
Painted Desert
Another desert view.
Sandra's view
Sandra's first view of the desert.
Longer view
Bill's longer view.
Sandra's view of lodge
Sandra's shot of the lodge (closed during visit) at the park.

We headed on toward Albuquerque, stopping at a Navajo-run mini-welcome center just inside the New Mexico border. Had a Navajo taco (with beef, not mutton) for lunch at Gallup and went on to Albuquerque.

Sandra & Madge
Sandra with Madge Harrah
Madge Harrah is a noted author of books for children and young people. We met her thanks to her book about Blind Boone, available through the Blind Boone Park Renovation Group.
Larry Harrah
Larry Harrah

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