Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We started off early this morning from Gallup, NM following Route 66 west. The morning was extremely cold....32 degrees, however by mid afternoon it was in the low 70's. The bummer of the day was the unrelenting wind. Each time we stopped to check out a place or a potential hotel, the locals told us that this windy weather is normal for the Spring...I hope so, otherwise the riders are going to have their work cut out for them.
BTW the locals call it windy, I call it gale force....
A sight along the way...Fort a Courage, AZ
A Navajo 'Hogan' - a traditional native house that is used for spiritual ceremonies
Our route takes us right through the Petrified Forest National Park! It is awesome.
A historic Inn in the park
An informational sign in the park that points out how Route 66 used to pass through the park
"Takin' it Easy' & 'Standin' on the corner in Winslow, AZ'"