Another good nights sleep in the friendly neighborhood super center Wal-Mart parking lot. We woke up rested and refreshed, got some🍎 apples and 🍌 bananas from Wal-Mart, a quick stop at Mickey Ds for a cup of ☕ coffee and then hit the road. Since the dining room was closed I walked up to the drive thru window. LOL, I got some funny looks from a few folks in cars, but I didn’t care. I got my ☕ coffee.😁👍🏽
Sidebar: In the movie Shrek, didn’t donkey and Shrek visit the town if Dumas?? It sounds familiar…
The big red barn and the Silos are the ONLY things we have seen for miles and miles and miles and miles on this highway. When we have these long stretches like this I am inclined to sing; 🎵”Home, home on the range where the deer and the antelope play! Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day🎶!! 🤭😉
THE BLUE HOLE
I have heard about this Blue Hole. It is a popular diving spot in Santa Rosa, but one can also take a dip! We will stop there and have some lunch and then head to Old Town Albuquerque.
BOOOO!!! The Blue Hole was closed due to road construction. We drove around to try to enter from another angle, no luck. There was a little park adjacent to the Blue Hole but it was closed too. We just could not get close to it, even by foot. Darn. I am a little disappointed. 😔 Oh well, on to Albuquerque.
Back on the highway. Driving in high winds is always challenging. We already get gusts when the big rigs pass us, but now mother nature is throwing in her two cents too! 🌬🤭
OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE
Well since we didn’t get to see the Blue Hole and I didn’t get to dip my tootsies in the water, we opt for plan B, Old Town Albuquerque. I always have to find us a place to get out explore and stretch our 🦵 legs.🚶🏽♀️🚶🏿♂️
It was a cute little downtown area. We walked around and popped into some of the shops, we were there maybe 90 minutes. Here are a few pix.
When we got back to the RV, we had a quick pow wow about how much farther we were going to drive before hunkering down for the night. We decided to drive another hour and a half to the Wal-Mart in Grants, NM for the night.
Well, we arrived at the Wal-Mart in Grants, NM about 7:30 p.m. After we settled in, we patronized the store and grabbed a 🍅 tomato, 🥑 avocado and 🥒 cucumber to add to our 🥗 salad. I had some grilled chicken in the freezer, so tonight was a grilled chicken salad. DELISH and filling.
It was another long driving day on the road.. we have showered and settled in for the night.. On that note…nighty night, until tomorrow. Next stop the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in Arizona.✌🏽