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So that night Dennis and I snuck back to the dealer and slept in a brand new 1967 Mercury!!!!  






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Well, the reason I told you this story is because I saw the old FORD dealership last week!! The building is still there!!!  And the infamous parking lot!!!   
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Well we went downtown and saw this place and went inside....I asked the owner, Joe, if that was the same Ford dealer that had been there 50 years ago and he said YEP!!  


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Holbrook is right on top of the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest....






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Then we headed back to Globe and Miami by way of Snowflake and Show Low.....




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We went through the Salt River Canyon on the way back to my sister's house.....





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We went through the White Mountain Apache Reservation and then smack into the San Carlos Reservation.....



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Keep it going, enjoying your story Ed!
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Well, on Father's Day we had a big pic-a-nic with the entire Arizona branch of the family who I had not seen in years.....

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Well, the next day we left....we went back up to Show Low but instead of going back to Holbrook we cut off and went through the Petrified Forest.....






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....and of course we saw...in were in....the Painted Desert....





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Then we took off for New Mexico.....

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We arrived in Gallup starving to death so we went to Smokey's for FOOD!!!   



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Some had the great burgers, Elizabeth had chicken fried steak, and I had a humongous Mexican dinner!  




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I guess the Mexican dinner provided the gas for the rest of the trip.
Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.
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I've been to the petrified forest, didn't what was so scary...
Was sure I had a point when I started this post...
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I guess the Mexican dinner provided the gas for the rest of the trip.





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We spent the night in Tucumcari.....90 miles from Dalhart, Texas!!!!   Bucky






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The old Southern Pacific ( now Union Pacific ) railroad depot in Tucumcari.  The very FIRST train trip I ever took was from Dalhart to Tucumcari twenty-five years ago.....




















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Didn't you wreck a train there or something?
Seems like I've seen that station in your "You might be in Texas..." thread.
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" Eduardo had a train wreck in Whiteside, Kansas just outside of Hutchinson at a big grain elevator!! "   






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We spent the night in Las Cruces, New Mexico on the way out to Arizona at the Hilltop Hacienda Airbnb.....I highly recommend it....it was FANTASTIC and reasonable!!!  












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EDUARDO'S room was the one with the Indian Blanket stuff on the bed!!!   Bucky







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" Hey, Ollie, the next morning they all pigged out at Applebee's in Las Cruces for breakfast! "  








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