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  • Day23

    Holbrook

    April 30 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    1251 gefahrene Kilometer zeigt unser Ticker heute Abend.
    Der wunderbare Morgen verleitete uns zum trödeln. Erst gegen 08.45 Uhr veliessen wir den Camingplatz.
    Wiederum gings eine Weile auf der Autobahn so dahin. Dank dem Super Surly Reifen konnten wir einen Plattfuss verhindern. Ein ganz dünnes Drahtstück von einem Lastwagenreifen steckt im Pneu.
    Am Lokführerstützpunkt in Winslow konnte ich noch mit einem Berufskollegen fachsimpeln. Er war jedoch in Eile damit er wieder rechtzeitig zum Nachtdienst antreten konnte. Er erzählte mir noch, dass die längsten ihrer Züge bis 5 km lang wären. Den Zug den er gebracht hat, hätte ein Gewicht von ca. 4000 Tonnen und wäre einer der leichteren Sorte.
    Ebenfalls in Winslow wurde der berühmte Song der Eagles "Standing on the corner " geschrieben. Jacksen Brown hatte eine Autopanne. Während der Mechaniker sein Auto reparierte, schrieb er diesen Song.
    Auf einem richtig alten Stück der Route 66 besuchten wir einen Shop "Rabitt Shop" der 1949 gebaut und eröffnet wurde. Die Tochter des damaligen Besitzers führt nun den Laden. Sie lud uns noch zu einem Getränk ein. Alle Fahrradfahrer die dort einen Stop machen bekommen diesen Service.
    Die Route 66 ist hier in sehr schlechtem Zustand. Die Natur holt sich die Strasse zurück.
    Wir haben noch nie eine so schlechte Hauptstrasse wie im alten Dorfteil von Holbrook angetroffen, selbst in Tamanrasset einer Oase Algerien waren die Teerstrassen besser!
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    Helen Loher

    Wunderbar was ihr alles erleben dürft.Danke für die tollen bilder und die intresannte berichterstatung.viel glück weiterhin auf der reise👍🍀helen und armin

    5/1/22Reply
     
  • Day13

    Unsere Highlights des Tages 🌞

    January 20 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 4 °C

    Heute bekamen wir einen Vorgeschmack von der Kälte, die uns noch erwartet. Das fing schon an und wir entsetzt feststellen mussten, daß die Frontscheibe zugefroren war. Wer hat in den USA einen Eiskratzer?😂 Also Auto starten und Front- und Heckscheibenheizung einschalten. Ohne Jacke wandern? Ist nicht mehr.🤨 Überall lagen noch Schneereste. Und dabei wollen wir noch einige hundert Kilometer rauf bis zum Arches Nationalpark. Bitte, keinen Schnee mehr und viel Sonnenschein☀️Read more

  • Day13

    Walnut Canyon National Monument

    January 20 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Unser heutiger Höhepunkt war der Besuch des "Walnut Canyon National Monument".
    Der Island Trail führt durch das Gebäude hinunter zu den Appartements der Indianer. Eine unglaubliche Wanderung, die uns wirklich alles abverlangte. Von uns bekommt dieser Trail 5 x Daumen hoch 👍👍👍👍👍Read more

  • Day13

    Barringer-Krater

    January 20 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Wir waren fast am Ende unserer Kräfte. Aber ein Ziel hatten wir noch: den Barringer-Krater. Dies ist ein Einschlagkrater eines Meteoriten, der vor ungefähr 50.000 Jahren auf der Erde eingeschlagen ist. Er befindet sich gut 43 Meilen östlich von Flagstaff, Arizona, nahe der Kleinstadt Winslow und ist der am besten erhaltene Meteoritenkrater weltweit. Vom Prospectors Chimney aus haben wir einen tollen Blick in den Krater.🤭Read more

  • Day13

    Pueblo Day🛖🌞

    January 20 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Unser nächster Anlaufpunkt ist das Wupatki National Monument. Es schützt mehrere frühzeitliche Pueblos. In den 1100er Jahren lebten mehrere Tausend Menschen in der Gegend, die vermutlich nach dem Ausbruch des Sunset Crater Volcano 1064/1065 besonders fruchtbar war. Unser erstes Ziel ist das Wukoki Pueblo. Am Visitor Center legen wir unserer Annual Pass vor und besichtigen die Wupatki Ruins. Unser nächstes Ziel ist das Citadel Pueblo. Weitere Ziele hier im Park sind Box Canyon Pueblo  und Lomaki Pueblo.Read more

  • Day13

    Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    January 20 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    Auf zu neuen Taten. Wir beginnen am Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Der Sunset Crater ist ein kleiner Vulkan, dessen schwarzer Kegel einen tollen Kontrast zu den umliegenden grünen Pinienwäldern bietet. Leider darf der Vulkankegel selbst nicht mehr begangen werden. Wir parken auf einem Parkplatz in der Nähe des Berges. Hier startet der 1,5 km lange Lava Flow Trail.Read more

  • Day15

    Burning Sky

    October 15, 2014 in the United States

    In Holbrook angekommen suchten wir uns erstmal eine Lokalität, wo wir etwas Essbares zu uns nehmen konnten. Wir hatten den Tag über eigentlich noch nicht wirklich viel gegessen. Aus Mangel an Alternativen (und weil wir nach dem langen Tag nur noch schnell ins Hotel wollten), ging es zum Burger King. Diese Kette hatten wir in unserem Urlaub noch nicht getestet. War jetzt aber auch keine große Gaumenfreude. Aber wir waren satt (zumindest für ca. 2 Stunden).

    Dann fuhren wir schnell ins Motel. Die „Globetrotter Lodge“ in Holbrook, gleich neben dem „Wigwam Motel“. Ein absoluter (Geheim)-Tipp und für jede Reise auf der Route 66 zu empfehlen. Geleitet wird das Motel von einer österreichischen Familie, die in die USA umgesiedelt ist.
    Warum ein Geheimtipp?! Die Zimmer sind schön eingerichtet und es gibt EUROPÄISCHES Frühstück (Bild folgt)! Was für ein Genuss!

    Als wir dann unser Zimmer bezogen hatten und wir eigentlich schon auf unseren Betten lümmelten, sah ich aus dem Augenwinkel ein rötliches Schimmern durch das Fenster… Geistesgegenwärtig schnappte ich mir meine Kamera und dabei entstanden die folgenden Bilder eines spektakulären Sonnenuntergangs...
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    SON KA

    Wahnsinn! Voll psychedelisch 🤩

    4/16/22Reply
    StartTheTrail

    Drogen waren aber nicht im Spiel! Ich schwöre!!!! ;-)

    4/19/22Reply
    Sommersprosse

    Gut, dass Du aus dem Augenwinkel geschaut hast . Wahnsinns Spektakel!!!

    4/16/22Reply
    StartTheTrail

    Fand ich auch! :-)

    4/19/22Reply
     
  • Sep13

    Day 20 (Day 16 Route 66)

    September 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Grants NM (Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave, Mining Musuem), Continental Divide NM, Gallop NM (Cultural Centre, Rex Musuem), Painted Desert/Petrified National Park AZ, Holbrook AZ (Stuart's Rock Shop, Wigwam Motel)Read more

  • Day22

    More good stuff in Arizona

    October 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Just when you worked hard to dislike a place so much it keeps throwing up stuff to make you warm a little bit more towards it.
    Now unless you hug one of these just a little too hard so you have to spend the next five weeks picking out spikes from most parts of your anatomy then there’s nothing more cuddly than the Organ Pipe Cactus.

    These beautiful species have decided to make their home in Arizona and that raggedy arsed State is all the better for it. Combine these with the Grand Canyon and five star accomodation (please see wigwam pic) and you have to admit your original opinion of the place could be wrong.

    While I’m on a love fest about Arizona I have to mention the prices of things especially fuels like gas (petrol) and propane (gas). They are really cheap, almost half the prices compared to that over the border, over populated, over taxing, over rated, delusional State better know as California.

    Now I’m in the mood to go off on a rant about California but I’ve learned my lesson with Arizona and if I come out swinging it can come back and land some pretty heavy haymakers like the Sequoia National Park, Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park which should be coming up next.

    But I still think Jed Clampet should have stayed at home.
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    Noreen Stone

    Could be quite cosy depending on whom you share with

    11/3/18Reply
    jan brown

    Now that would be the highlight stay for you trip. Ditch the rv and just stay there

    11/4/18Reply
    jan brown

    Oh now how are you bringing that one back???

    11/4/18Reply
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  • Day8

    Day 7 Holbrook, AZ - Broken Arrow Bible

    June 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Day 7 KOA Holbrook, AZ - Broken Arrow Bible Ranch (near the Petrified Forest)
    Miles rides - 103 (Caroline did her first 100)
    Ants killed in the Van - 34

    Our accommodations at the KOA were surprisingly nice. I had always thought KOA were for just tents and stuff. I tried to get on the internet but was unsuccessful. While the team went to the Chuckwagon for breakfast, I stayed by the Van to watch the gear and the bicycles. We never go anywhere unless the bicycles are locked in a room, or someone is watching them on the back of the Van. Neil did another video conversation with a couple that had an RV just begin the girls' cabin. And then he had another conversation with a couple at the Pancake breakfast event.

    Glenn filled up with gasoline as we pulled out of town. We needed to make sure we had a full take of gas because of the roads we were traveling. The cyclists were doing great. I think they stopped two times before we had lunch. We found the only restaurant opened in town. The Village Cafe. We tried to call ahead but no answer. Once we pulled over, I went into this small cafe and looked for a table. None. There was this one lady and her two daughters that offered their table to us. At this point, Neil was already engaging in a conversation, so Neil, the guy and the camera crew came inside and out fo the heat. Man was it hot. I told Uma our sandwich order that Glenn and I share, then we drove back 3 blocks to get some ice and bottles of water for the cooler. Once we returned, Glenn and I sat down to eat lunch. This was a long break. It is just hard. to have. a quick "pit-stop" when you are going to have conversations with people.

    While Glenn was moving stuff around in the Van, I stood outside and were talking with the lady and her 2 daughters that gave up her table for us. She was so excited when I told her what the #conversationsCoasttoCoast was all about. She voiced that she started going to a local Community church and was really involved in it. She said she use to go to the Catholic Church but has really felt lead to go to this non-denomination church. She called up her pastor, Tim, came to the Village Cafe to meet Neil for a few minutes. He even prayed for Neil. It was exciting to encourage Monica to share her faith.

    As we were leaving, and the camera crew were setting up a shot for Neil with the drone however he started having a conversation with an itinerate. Glenn was busy rearranging the back seats and securing the cold water bottles and all. I did not hear this conversation, but this is what I saw. Jeff, who is on the team, ask if he could use my to-go box and then he poor some water in the square container and walked up the itinerate man and his dog. I asked him what he was going to do with that water, and he exclaimed it was for the thirsty dog.

    The scenery was just beautiful. Tall brown mountains that jutted up over the landscape. At one point, I exclaimed "Wow" as we turned the corner, then following right behind, Wes exclaimed "Wow" through the walkie-talkies!

    We drove through the Indian town of Zuni and then on to Broken Arrow Bible Ranch. I called Alfie P. who recommended this location for our team to stay, and he was so excited to hear that these accommodations worked out. Also the camp did not charge us anything at all to stay and eat the dinner meal.

    Our accommodations were very rustic to say the least. We each had our own cabin that had 8 other bunkbeds. And the shower and toilets were just around a few trees and down a gravel pathway. As Glenn was unpacking, we couldn't locate the Tomba's sleeping bags. We gave them our sleeping bags and we used the sheet and Bolivian blanket that we had stored under neath the seat - for just like a need like this. I was very happy to sleep under the wam blanket. We arrived well after the campers had their meals, however, we saw around the table and talked with Lois and her daughter and their experiences living in NM. This was not recorded or film, however it was a conversation where we learned more. They sang a Christian song in their native Indian language.

    Everyone settled in and so did we. I was so tired, that I just plopped myself down on the bed, and I had Glenn cover me up and I was sound asleep - even in my clothes. Fortunately I did not wake up at all during the night. Someone from the team said they didn't mind waking up, cause they could see the beautiful night sky and stars. That's a good way to look at it.

    Pictures are not in order...but were for Day 7
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