After the sun sets......9:58 PM
It's dark and cool outside, a little breeze runs through the trees and you can see a couple of cars coming in and out.
It's also late, almost 11pm and here I am, sitting in New Mexico in a motel room, feeling exhausted beyond belief and like my body has been through the ringer.
Have I ever told you how Nicholas and I are just NOT good car travelers at all?
He started off by up chucking his breakfast and then spent pretty much the whole 10 hours laying down in the backseat looking as pale as Casper the friendly ghost.
Me? I was in and out of a nausea state, very annoying to say the least.
But aside from that let me tell you about the trip so far, we set off from Glendale, AZ early morning and up towards Flagstaff.
It's amazing how just in just an hour outside of the big city, the scenery completely changes and it's like you're traveling through a magical forest, surrounded by the biggest and most beautiful Evergreens.
It's always amazing to me how the earth changes drastically from one mile to the other, from desert landscape to red rock near Sedona, to green mountains and evergreens by Flagstaff and then littered with the most exquisite rock formations as you enter New Mexico.
I'll admit, this is my first time traveling through this state and I was under the impression that it would be all desert with nothing in site, was I surprised, not only is there such beauty around but so many things to do and see.
We've already decided that on the way back, we are taking our time and stopping in at as many of these exhibitions and sites as we can. Don't be surprised when I show up with all these Moccasins and painted art and blankets etc.
But for now, we're enjoying the road trip, there's lots of this
and even this
we've seen our share of trains, coming and going, big and small, cargo and passenger. The kids are continually amazed at the enormous machines, you should see their faces of excitement when they hear the chugga chugga coming by
and did I tell you already that we're getting our kicks on Route 66? No? Well we are and it's so much fun *snicker*
Of course no trip is complete without stops at Travel Centers where you end up buying tons of snacks and drinks and then have to stop every hour to use the restroom, or is that just me? LOL
And there's also the quick lunches at along the way, we're not much of Fast Food people, it gets boring and nauseating pretty fast, so we always stop at Denny's or any other Diner we see along the way.
I'll be updating the photo album as often as I can, so you're more than welcome to check in there anytime you wish.
For now, I'm going to say goodnight and I'm going to get into this comfy bed and close my pretty little eyes to get some sleep. There's more sight seeing tomorrow as we finish the car ride part of the trip and arrive in Texas, then, oh then, the rest of the vacation takes over....there's family and Six Flags Over Texas and eating and laughing.
I think these two weeks are going to fly by, but you won't even notice me gone, you'll be along for the ride, hope you're packed and ready to go, there's no time to waste.