Said my goodbyes and I was on the road at 9 o'clock.I punched in my destination and Miss Google told me there was bad weather and road problems going the shortest route up through Payson to the high country, and directed me down and around to Globe and up to Show Low. Dolly and I took the route many years ago and I remembered it as mountainous and beautiful.
The White Mountains are rugged and the Salt River runs through them. With all the snow and rain it should be running hard.
|Interesting Apache American Flag.|
|As beautiful as the Grand Canyon.|
|Horseshoe Bend of the Salt River.|
Then it was up into the high country, where it was freezing cold and there was still snow in places and on the mountains. Gives me a feel of how it will be back home.
|Leaving the Salt River Canyon in my rear view mirror for the high country.|
|The weather is tough with snow showers and heavy dark clouds.|
|Drove through several snow showers.|
|Into New Mexico.|
|The weather was terrible in New Mexico.|
|A huge storm with snow showers ahead.|
Because of the bad experience, Tom and Deb, Celebrating the Dance, had when their Jeep was broken into at a Motel in Albuquerque, I drove an extra 100 miles to Santa Rosa, New Mexico (nearest next town).
By the time I drove the the extra two hours, I was dead tired and could not write my post for the evening. I drove 8 hours and with the time change, it was well after dark by the the time I reached my destination. A number of trucks were blinking their lights at me, so I pulled over and found that my rear lights were not working. Bummer! Nothing I could do, but drive on. Had a good night's sleep at a nice well lit motel in Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Meade, Kansas
Saturday, March 25, 2023
This morning I was out of my motel, 10 o'clock MDT on an uneventful journey. My goal is Meade, Kansas, about 5 hours away. Another time change added in, making it 6 hours from here.
The weather is beautiful, but quite chilly, at 38 degrees and a strong prairie wind out of the northwest.
Made it to Meade at 5 o'clock, CDT and I'm now staying in a very nice little Mom and Pop motel. Cost of $64, including, Yuma. Love the price.
Thanks for stopping by.