Today is Day 4 Thursday July 10, 2008. Once again we are up early, had a quick breakfast and got on our way. We want to be in Flagstaff by mid afternoon and there is about 800 KM of driving to do.
Here is the route that we will follow to get us to Flagstaff Arizona. Don't forget that you can click on this or any of the images for a larger view.
We stuck to the Interstate, but there were many places where we would see stretches of road running parallel and along side of us and we wondered if that was the old Route 66. As we discovered later once we got onto our Route 66 part of our summer vacation, yes, what we were seeing from the Interstate was indeed sections of Old 66.
The terrain is certainly changing from the flatness of Texas and is now more mountainous and desolate We have put the urban sprawl behind us and it is more desert like ahead of us.
As we cross the border from New Mexico into Arizona, we begin to see the San Francisco Peaks up ahead. I am not sure why this mountain range is called the San Francisco Peaks, because the city of San Francisco is still probably 1000 or more miles away. Flagstaff Arizona is at the foot of these mountain peaks. Our destination of Flagstaff is ahead.
You can learn more about the San Francisco Peaks by clicking on this link to Wikipedia.
We arrived in Flagstaff and checked into our hotel for our 5 day stay in Flagstaff. We are staying at the Days Inn.
Of course as always, you can click on the link below and that will take you to all of our photos for July 10 2008 on our Flickr Site.
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