Santa Fe to Gallup
Today was very much a transit day. Back via Albuquerque to the I-40/ Route 66 path, and them onwards to Gallup. To be honest, the sights were few and far between, and the pictures we took were very much depicting the reality of Route 66 – renovated motels alongside derelict motels, quirky roadside cafes and ‘pile them high sell them cheap’ firework warehouses. But this time with a real native Indian accent.
What is very clear, though, is that the New Mexico landscape is stunning. There is a good reason why it’s the perfect film location! And there is nothing like driving down a deserted highway, chasing the huge train carriages alongside……!
Arriving in Gallup, there was just enough time to pay a visit to the historic hotel, El Rancho – home to many stars of screen, on location, back in the day. Kitch, OTT and wonderful! Wished we could step back in time 50 years or so and join them in the ballroom at one of their famous parties!
Tomorrow will be a big day – more to come soon!!