As we proceeded from Puerto Pueblo in the Petrified Forest and continued north, we crossed over I-40 and saw a display commemorating the old Route 66. The roadside information included a map showing the towns Route 66 went through from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Then on to some more spectacular views of the painted desert.
Fred Harvey was a entrepreneur who build a series of lunch rooms and restaurants along the railroad system out West. He is credited with establishing the first national restaurant chain. Among the locations that became part of the Fred Harvey Hotel chains along the Santa Fe Railroad were the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, the Desert Inn here in the Painted Desert and the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.
Outside, there were trails and markers near scenic stops.
One last shot of some beautiful rocks on display.
Next, we went to Jim Gray's Petrified Wood store near Holbrook. It was a souvenir and gift shop mixed with huge display that was also a museum.
Thanks again for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...