“Morning has broken like the first morning.”(Apologies to Cat Stevens) In all of my 68 years, I have never seen the sight that greeted us on this morning. Just over the Wigwam Motel sign was a double, full rainbow, 180 degrees…two rainbows. There was a brief rain just before dawn that provided us with this glorious sight.
When we were done basking in the beauty of the rainbows, we prepared a gourmet breakfast between our beds on our little camp table. That is how small the room was.
Then I had to snap just a few more photos of the Wigwam Motel outside art.
We got on our way after a final look around Holbrook. Our next stop was Winslow, AZ about 32 miles down the road. And did we ever have fun there! “Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford slowing down to have a look at me.” (Eagles, Take It Easy) And there we were standing on that corner with the flatbed Ford.
After contributing a substantial amount to the Winslow economy in the form of souvenirs, we spent some time at the La Posada Hotel(designed by architect Mary Coulter). The architecture and artwork are remarkable. We could have spent the day there. Click on the link to read more about it.
From there we made our way to Flagstaff and up Highway 89 toward Kanab, UT, enjoying dramatic landscapes, crossing the impressive Glen Canyon Reservoir , and celebrating in our usual fashion as we crossed the state border.
Earlier in the day I had looked for lodging in Kanab, knowing we would arrive there near sundown. Trying to find quaint mom and pop motels I found the Sun n Sands Motel on Trip Advisor. I had given the clerk my credit card number to hold the room. When we drove up, Polly immediately recognized that it was not a good place to be. The smell of stale cigarettes in the lobby (no one there) confirmed our suspicions. Quickly getting back in the car, I called to cancel. Luckily the clerk was agreeable. Finding the Holiday Inn Express completely full, we pulled in at the Victorian Inn. Once again luck was with us. We got the second to last room in the place!What a nice place. And we found food (and a “horse”) at Spurs Grill just down the street.
The bed was a welcomed sight after a long day of 288 miles.
October 12, 2012