Roadtrip, day 1

14 09 2009

We left on our roadtrip, the first day was to be a very long day as we tried to get as far as possible.

From Texas through new Mexico, to Arizona. We spend the night in a motel in Flagstaff.

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Q told me that if you stick your arm out, and make a pullin motion when passing a truck, the trucker will hoot his horn….
So the first day I amused myself with asking every second truck we passed to sound his horn!
COOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!

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We went from the comparitively lush landscape of Texas, right through New Mexico, and into Arizona. Where the landscape turns more and more dry.

Except when you drive a Dutch person around, then the customary Dutch influence makes it rain….

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We arrived in Flagstaff after dark, had dinner at a Sizzler, where you have a great vegetable buffet, and I had a very nice small steak with it. Q was all happy with a huge steak and felt a real man (Neanderthal)….
We slept in a real motel, a ”Super 8”. It was very neat and clean and not at all what you see in Hollywood movies. Q assured me that it is very rare for people to get killed/abducted/dissected in American motels nowadays.

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4 responses

14 09 2009
sabiwabi

A Sizzler AND a Super 8, hey?

Yeah, I’d say that qualifies you as being on a REAL USA road trip. Mabruk! LOL!

The only thing left that you have to do is to eat at least ONE breakfast at a Flying J (truck stop) and I’d say that your American roadtrip would pretty much be complete! πŸ˜‰

You cannot simply blaze through New Mexico, BTW. If you head back there, let me know. I have a little list of gems that you’d have to go and check out.

15 09 2009
susanne430

I’m enjoying these updates. LOL @ your amusing yourself by asking the trucks to blow their horns for you. We did those tricks as children.. quite fun, eh? πŸ˜‰

I’m enjoying these pictures. I’ve never been out West so it’s great to hear your perspectives and see the pictures.

17 09 2009
SusieOfArabia

You’re in my old stomping grounds!!! I hope you enjoy Arizona – I miss it so much. My daughter is in Tucson – are you going there? You should go to Southern Arizona to see the cacti!!! They are so lovely to paint. And be sure and see the sunsets every night – spectacular! Have fun, Aafke!!!

17 09 2009
Aafke

sabiwabi; there was a large family group enjoying iftar at the sissler! My, did they looked stuffed! πŸ˜‰
I will tell Q he has to get me breakfast at a Flying J! I did have breakfast at a ”Dennys” though.

Susanne, yes, Q said I was like a kid… But then I am: I have always refused to become a ”grown-up” and I still stick to it!
I’m glad you enjoy! πŸ™‚

Susei, oh! I’m in California now! And we didn’t have enough time to stray too much from the path 😦
But I did see some spectecular cacti!

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