Route 66: 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Route 66: 2010 Day 10

Today is 6/21/10

This morning we head out from Gallup and shortly after we hit the road we cross the Continental Divide.  Turns out, if you don't know it's there it's no big deal.  However, according to the signs, this is where the water decides which way it's going to flow.  East of the Divide, the water flows to the Atlantic Ocean and West of the Divide flows to the Pacific Ocean.

As we wind our was across New Mexico, we continue to see some pretty amazing sights. I may have things slightly out of order, but I'm going to give it shot.  It's likely all the beautiful sun and heat.  So far, it's still pretty dry and as they say out west, "sure, it's hot, but it's a Dry heat"  We'll get a great example of why that's so important later on.

We had the pleasure of visiting the Acoma Sky City.  What a Beautiful place.  The museum was pretty cool, but really the best part was the Amazing scenery.  We took a trip up to the top of the old pueblo and checked out the old buildings and church up there.  The acoustics in the church were amazing!  Just reminded me of what I need to have for the next Paisano Casa or even club.

The rest of the day, we get to keep running east and come to the Petrified Forest and The Painted Desert.  We were able to spend some time riding around in the mountains as we run through the Painted Desert.  What a cool trip today.  Wonderful scenery, great pictures of three pretty cool Harley riders, well, two cool dudes from Norway & that other guy.  We even had the pleasure of having our picture taken by a pretty cute girl.  Too bad it wasn't With a cute girl.  That's the way it goes for the American.  Along the way, our guides were running video, so it will be Great when we get to finally see the finished product.

We took our lunch break & stretch in Albuquerque at the Route 66 Casino.  It would have been nice to win a little cash there, but since the Vegas gambling adventure didn't go well, I decided against even trying.  Overall, it's a pretty cool place and hey, ZZ Top will be there at the end of July, that ain't all bad.

After we head out from the casino, I'd like to say that I remember Exactly where we stayed and what we did, but I'm just getting old and can't remember $hit...Sorry.  Next time I have GOT to remember to write this stuff down.

So, we left, rode some more and then spent the night somewhere...I know, pretty weak, huh.

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