From hollywood to Harlem

Travelling from L.A. to N.Y over the next 2-3 weeks.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Day Thhhhreeeeee

Hello everyone,

well i woke up at 4am this morning to a thunder and lightning storm in Sedona! i tried to take a picture or two but it was mostly sheet lighning and only a little bit of the forked stuff,
Ill post some great pictures tomorrow cos where im staying now doesnt have wireless, more about that later.

So i took a few more pics around Sedona, it had brightened up by the morning, stunning scenery here, thanks to the Crimson Penguin (ha ha) for telling me to go there.
I headed back towards flagstaff then and got back onto the I-40 (route66 doesnt exist in some places anymore)
I headed on out listening to the sountrack of Once upon a time in America (thanks Mr. El passo for those)
looking through the windscreen at the landscape of Arizona was almost like watching a western movie!~except movie screens dont have loads of dead bugs on 'em!
Then i passed a huge sign for 'Twin arrows" but to be honest the sign was bigger than the place, another old broken down stop on the road.
My friend Nev who travelled this route a few months ago left me a map of the area and on it she told me to go to a place called 'Two Guns" and go to a red shack at the very end of it and look in a bullet hole.
So i get to this place, it looks like the ghost town of a very small theme park from the 60,s.
I find the place, the shack and the bullethole and nothing in there but after a bit of looking around i finally see a piece of paper and a note from Nev saying Hi! Great!
Then i visited Meteor Crater which is a giant hole in the ground on this massive plain. its impressive! good job it landed in the middle of nowhere!
Im passing through Navajo territory now.
I passed through a small place called Jackrabbit and then into Winslow.
So like the eagles song "take it easy" i was 'standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona" took pic there and theres a few tourist shops that pump out that song from the shop 24/7.
they must really hate it!!
Later in the day i crossed the state line into New Mexico and in here now in Gallup at the famous El Rancho hotel.
this place is grrreat! its all old and creaky and loads of old movie stars have stayed here. theres a room named after all of them.
Im staying in room 204. Robert Mitchum room!
Anyway, better go, I got here about an hour ago and have to have a good look around.all the pics for this post to come soon



Blogger shea said...

Oh by the way, i follwed that truck with the dogs for 2 miles before it stopped and then black mutt turned away! Its was so funny when they were both looking at me.
And the elRanchos menu has food named after stars here, theres a ronald reagan burger that comes with a side order of jellybeans!?!?!

10:58 PM  
Blogger Rain King said...

"Well I been running down the road trying to loosen my load I got seven women on my mind...four they wanna hold, two they wanna stone me one says she's a friend of mine..." Sounds like my life...

Cool Pics. I guess the dogs must have taken a fancy to you. Anyone asked if you ae french yet? Or canadian? eh?

7:17 AM  
Blogger Rain King said...

Oh yeah, I love the mullet thing going on with your hair..trying to fit in with the locals?

7:19 AM  

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