Not bleak, barren or boring! Our trip to Holbrook today took us up a little over 7,000 ft. We went from desert foliage, to oak scrub, and then to pine trees. It was a beautiful and cooler drive. I did take a photo when we stopped for lunch near the mountain summit. I wanted you to see how lush the forest is at the mountain top.

But we did stop at Seligman along the historic Route 66. We had been there before on another trip and I wanted to shoot some scenes so you could see Seligman. Yes, it’s a tourist trap, but a unique one. The store owners have gone crazy to recreate some of the 50s atmosphere.

After Seligman, we pushed on and are now settled into a KOA RV park, and at about 5,000 ft. it’s not too bad temperature wise (low 90s). They have WIFI, cable TV, a store that sells ice cream! Compared to last night’s accommodations, we are living well! We may stay more than the two nights necessary to visit the Petrified National Park and Painted Desert. From what I’ve read, these two destinations are also not bleak, barren and boring!

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