Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day 17 – Friday, July 25, 2008 – On the Road Again…Arizona to Oklahoma

Not much to report for today! We stayed on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon last night and enjoyed a very good steak at the lodge restaurant before going to bed rather early. We got up and got on the road by 7:00am (8:00am MST since GCNP doesn’t observe daylight savings) and didn’t hit the interstate (I-40) until 2:00pm. We started out on the road that leads to the South Rim so we got to drive through parts of the Canyon that we could see from a far-off distance yesterday. It was awesome! We ended up on a couple other highways that we knew would eventually lead us to the interstate and hopefully, civilization. Most of the roads went straight through Indian Reservations and they were fairly void of any public facilities or life in general. They did offer some pretty cool views however. We got into New Mexico and shortly thereafter reached I-40. Since all we are doing today is driving, there really isn’t much to post. I will say that New Mexico was BORING! I read 348 pages of a book if that tells you anything about the scenery in NM. It was nice to finally reach Albuquerque and hit up a McDonalds around 3:00pm. When we got into Texas, Amarillo was a nice city among cattle farms but we were hell-bent on getting somewhere in OK. We made it to Clinton, Oklahoma.....about 1.5 hours from Oklahoma City. We will be on our way to Miami, OK tomorrow for a concert. Here are a couple pictures to pass the time:

This is the bathroom we had to use at one stop on a reservation. I would have much prefered the great outdoors....even if the Native Americans had to watch. DISGUSTING. It made the pit toilets at Glacier look luxurious.

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