What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: ROAD 66 TRIP
Select a size
ROAD 66 TRIP
4th day : Texas
Today, we arrived in Texas ! Oh my god, I heard so much about this state. We first arrived at Adrian, a city in Texas. There is not much things to see but when you arrive at Adrian you know that you are at the middle of the route 66. We arrived around 12 pm and decided to eat to the famous american capital of the meat : Amarillo to eat a piece of bief. Many restaurants offer a meal to the ones who will finish the « maxi steak » of their menu but we didn’t even try. Our medium steak was big enough !
There was many positive comments about this restaurant which had a typical western style mith cow boy shoes, hats and pictures. It didn’t take time at all and the waitress was adorable.
After a good meal we went to the Cadillac Ranch which is at 12601 W Interstate 40 in Amarillo. Cadillac Ranch is not a ranch but a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo which was created in 1974 representing a number of evolutions of the car line from 1949 to 1963. The enormous public art installation is amazing, with a number of junked-out old Cadillacs half-buried with their noses in the ground. The cars are repainted periodically to provide "fresh canvases" for visitors, who are invited to spray-paint them to their heart's content. So awesome. It was wonderful, you could see many colours everywhere, art,… I really appreciated this moment and we took so much pictures that I immediatly put on instragram lol !
It was around 4-5 pm when we arrived to the last destination of our trip in Texas which was « The Texas’Grand Canyon » which is the second-largest canyon in the United States. The area is rich with history, especially about the Native American tribes who were once its prime inhabitants. The Canyon is 120 miles long and its elevation at the rim is 3,500 feet above sea level. We were listening to a guide that was rthere with other tourists and explained that the Canyon was formed by water erosion from the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. He told them that humans have resided in the canyon for approximately 12,000 years. Early settlers were nomadic tribes that hunted mammoth, giant bison, and other large game animals. Later, Apache Indians lived in the canyon, but were soon replaced by Comanche and Kiowa tribes who resided in the area until 1874. We were impressed of the story of this place and here are some pictures of it.
Just after this amazing moment, we went into the our Motel which was called the « Blue swallow Motel » which exists still 1939. When i was reasearching a motel I saw that is was a must and it won the certificate of excellence from TripAdivisor so we tried it. The rooms were spatious and friendly and they were serving diner so we didn’t have to go out.
5th day : New Mexico
We woke up at 8 am, took the breakfast and immediatly headed to New Mexico. We didn’t have must time and we had to choose between going to Santa Fe or to Albuquerque. We finally decided to go to Albuquerque because there were many instructive things to see like many museum. The first museum we visited was the natural museum of history and science which was founded in 1986. There are many showrooms that reconstruct the journey through time like The birth of the universe, about 13.6 billion years ago. It was really amazing, I appreciated this moment as a Museum lover. Here are the picture that I liked the most. (let’s just admitt that I didn’t really have the right to take pictures but I didn’t make thousand km to not bring memories at home !)
After visiting this museum, we went to the Chaco cultural parc which are, whith Mesa Verde in Colorado, the best Indian ruins in the United States. With two entrances, the road to the north is tarred but we went south, with 20 kilometers of dirt road, but in good condition. Once inside the park, a road of about nine kilometers crosses all the Indian villages built in the valley (especially Pueblo Bonito). There is an easy path that leads through the top of the mountain to see Pueblo Bonito from above. The road didn't last more than two hours and the views are breathtaking.
After the Chaco natural parc, we were a bit hungry so ate at the Monroe’s Restaurant which seem to be a good one. We tried many of their specialities.
After that delicious meal, we went to our hotel, the « Comfort Inn & Suites North » which was at 15mn of our restaurant and we took a nap. This hotel was a bit expensive, but this one was the best. We took the diner into the hotel and took a tour of Albuquerque by night. It was amazing.
Epic Light and Fire show
6th Day : Arizona
We woke up at 7am and took the breakfast at the hotel. There were so much things, a lot of delicatessen, pastry, juice, every type of bread. We needed to eat well because we were going to travel through two states in two days : Arizona and California. There is 754 miles between them and 13 hours of road.
We have to travel 8h through the road 66 from New Mexico to Arizona. We left a 8 pm and arrived in Arizona around 4pm , we decided visit at first the “Grand Falls” which is a natural waterfall system located 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff in Arizona in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Nation.
At 185 feet tall, it is taller than Niagara Falls. It dumps snow melt or monsoon rain into the Little Colorado River below. It is known for its extremely muddy flow, which is a major contributor to Little Colorado River opacity. Heavy rains or snow melt will produce spectacular viewing, photography and sound whereas the scarcity of water will produce only trickles or no flow at all.
Our guide explained us that Grand Falls was formed when lava from nearby Merriam Crater flowed into the Little Colorado River creating a lava dam. The river was forced to reroute itself around the dam and Grand Falls formed where the river rejoins its original course.
The waterfall is remote and no major paved roads access it. In fact the closest road, Grand Falls Road, crosses the floor of the Little Colorado River and at times during the year, only a four-wheel-drive vehicle can traverse it. We asked him why there were so many people and he told us that at the other periods of the year there are no tourists here because the falls are dormant for months of the year and reduced to only a drip. To access the falls a passenger car can reach the south side of the river. However, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is then required and only Navajo guides or experienced back-country people are advised to take the road across the river.
A Navajo Nation hiking permit is required to visit the Falls which we have asked two months before our roadtrip to be sure to have it. The site and the roads to it are located on the Navajo Nation so leaving the roads or trails is against Navajo Law. Picnic benches are provided at the viewpoint. Here are some pictures of it’s amazing views. I had never seen such an amazing thing !
We stayed there 2hours and went to «the Coconino National Forest » which is at less than two hour drive and arrived around 8pm. It is open 24/7.
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous red rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa pine forests, from southwestern desert to alpine tundra. We explored the mountains and canyons, fished in the small lakes, and wade in lazy creeks and streams. There as many other children that was fishing and swimming in the water which was hot. It was a really calm and paecefull moment.
Day 7 : California
Today is the last day of our road trip. I’m so sad. We’ve planned this trip for months but I will really enjoy this day.
1pm : Oh my God this is so hot. We went to the Mojave desert which is one one the hottest and the driest desert of the world. It is located in the southwestern United States but it overflows into the neighboring states of Nevada and Arizona. We didn’t spend much time there we just took some pictures et visited a bit.
We were hungry so we went to Los Angeles. We couldn’t leave without going there. It would be our more touristic city. We ate at the India’s restaurant. We took all their specialities. I tried their Chicken Mushroom which was excellent with biryanis rice. It was so good here are some pictures
Just after that delicious meat, we went to our hotel « The Ritz Carlton » . We took the best for our last day. We arrived around 3pm and took a nap because we knew that the night was going to be long. We planned to go to the best nightclub of LA.
You can see how much nightclub there are in LA but we chose the Sound Nightclub because it had the best mark.We woke up around 10pm we were so tired and around midnight we were ready. The makeup and our dresses were on point. It was time to party. We arrived at the club, the music was high, people were dancing, laughing i twas amazing. We met a group of five girls and boys that were here on a road trip too and enjoyed with them the rest of the party. There was the famous Dj David Guetta who was there. I can’t even relate how that party was but it’s one of my best memory. Aroun 4am we had to go back home because we had to wake up early in the next morning to go back home. I enjoyed writting here. See you next year dear travelogue !
rt on the Navajo Nation.
We were hungry so we went to Los Angeles. We couldn’t leave without going there. It would be our more touristic city. We ate at the India’s restaurant. We took all their specialities