2013 Trip Nine, Jan. 3-4, 2014 Christmas in Santa Fe, New Year’s in Flagstaff

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, Weatherford, OK

Final trip of 2013 is wrapping up-in 2014. We left 40s and nice sunrises and sunsets in Arizona and New Mexico for sub-zero temperatures in Saint Paul when we arrive on Monday.

Christmas lights at Lou and Joyce home

Christmas lights at Lou and Joyce home

The last two days have been driving days. Friday was from Flagstaff (Lou and Joyce’s) to Santa Fe (Jude’s). Today was from Santa Fe to Weatherford, OK. Sunday and Monday drives will be with corduroy and lined jeans in order to deal with the sub-zero temps back home.

On the road in New Mexico

On the road in New Mexico

The drives on both days have been pleasant. Arizona and New Mexico have been sunny and wonderful scenery along the way. The reds of the hills and valleys contrast nicely with the periodic mountains with snowy peaks. There is some green with juniper and pinon trees to go with the beige, brown earth that provides the basic color.

Sunrise at Jude's

Sunrise at Jude’s

Traffic has not been a problem, although we did see an overturned car today with an ambulance next to it. All traffic had to do a slight detour for that one. After the stay in Winslow,AZ last week; we played The Eagles CD a couple of times along the way. Yes, it is an old car, we do not have MP3, bluetooth, etc in the car.

On Friday we stopped at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup NM for lunch, similar to a Panera. Lou and Joyce say it is a regional chain that was a favorite of theirs in Houston. We took Jude out to Zia’s Diner in Santa Fe Friday night for comfort food. Both Lou/Joyce and Jude made us breakfast, yum, yum. Watch out folks, we might be back!

On the road in Texas

On the road in Texas

No lunch today. We planned to have lunch in Amarillo, and we thought the endless soup and salad at Olive Garden would be good. With the time zone change, we arrived at 2 PM. There was a 25 minute wait!! We said the heck with that and ate peanuts (thanks Jude) on the road. Dinner was at a local restaurant here in Weatherford.

Ed and Chris 1/4/14 8 pm

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One thought on “2013 Trip Nine, Jan. 3-4, 2014 Christmas in Santa Fe, New Year’s in Flagstaff

  1. Jude Heimel

    Wow. That sunrise looks even more beautiful than it did from my BR window!
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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