West from New Mexico we traveled along I-40 and Rt 66 with our destination being Flagstaff, Arizona. I have traveled this route many times before but this time, since we were on no strict timeline, we stopped at just about every town and Indian Trading Post between Albuquerque and Flagstaff. Below are a few pictures:
Below, Richardson Trading Company (Pawn) is a MUST visit store in Gallup, New Mexico. It is a feast for the eyes. 100s if not 1000s of Indian blankets, saddles and items of Indian Jewelry and Artwork cover almost every square inch of the store. I have been there 1/2 a dozen times and am amazed every-time I visit!
Gallup, New Mexico is a cool little town. It’s the last town in Western New Mexico that offers just about everything one could need. We spent the night at the USA RV Park about 5 miles West of old Downtown Gallup along Rt. 66. The park was fantastic! It’s a family run business and the pride in ownership is very evident! The Office is open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM and has a great store with food, gifts and a small selection of RV supplies. They even have live music from 5:30 to 8:30 every evening during the Summer at the outdoor BBQ pavilion where the offer a great selection of eats. There is also a swimming pool and small putting green. Very clean and well run business! I give them 4 out of 4 stars!
Above, a picture of the Gallup Cultural Center on Rt. 66 in Downtown.
Below, a statue of the brave Navajo Code Talkers, instrumental in the US Victory in the Pacific during WWII.
Above; La Posada Hotel and Restaurant in Winslow, Arizona is another great stop along I-40 / Rt. 66. Built in 1930 it was a popular stop along the Santa Fe Railroad line. It’s still a hotel and has a great restaurant, get the Crispy Pork Carnitas….. Yummy!
Below; “Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona……”
I parked Bertha next to a “Flatbed Ford” but no girl slowed down to take a look at me…..”