Tuesday, June 08, 2010

On the Road

We spent last night in Flagstaff Arizona at the dizzying altitude oa 6,500 feet. This was not particularly enjoyable for Tech Support Guy who suffers from COPD. We are now on Interstate 40 East and down to 4868 feet, 1485 meters. I love the apps on my iPhone.

We passed through Winslow, which according to the Meteor Crater channel (1620 AM) is "The City in Motion". We passed through Winslow in the time it took me to write this sentence. There is no Starbucks in Winslow.

Nor is there a bilboard ordinance. Billboards may the chief source of revenue in Winslow.


Martha in Michigan said...

Oh, you're doing the old Route 66 (reverse order from the song)! I did it back when it was still 66, then again later with the kids as you're doing now, on the I-40 successor. I hope you stopped by the Great Meteor Crater (which I refuse to call by its purchased name). It's worth the short detour.

On the way back, think about a jog north before you hit Flagstaff on Rte. 89 to Sunset Crater and Wupatki Ruins. Well, the crater probably involves too much walking for TSG, but at Wupatki you can drive practically into the ruins, which were surprisingly accessible and quite deserted as recently as 1994.

Hug your baby for me!

Les said...

On our first trip to Colorado several years ago, I thought I was having a heart attack on the way up Mt. Evans (14,000'). When I finally gave in and complained I was in trouble, my friends told me about altitude sickness, and I felt much better, even though I did not feel much better.