Monday, February 23, 2009

Santa Fe to Cornville

Cornville. It's almost like Sedona. In fact, it's about 20 miles south of Sedona. Robin's mother rented a house in Cornville, drove here from California with a friend, and invited us to join them for the week.

We left Santa Fe at 8:00 this mornning and arrived at 3 PM. Looking forward to several days of exploring the area. Tomorrow morning we drive to Sedona and hop on a tour bus to the grand canyon. The trip includes lunch at the famous lodge there (El Tovar). It doesn't include a ticket to the Skywalk (a glass walkway that juts out over the rim of the canyon), but I'm hoping we'll have time to do that too.

The drive here was enjoyable. Lots of southwestern-style scenery. We stopped in Grants, New Mexico, on historic Route 66, at El Cafecito for a late breakfast.

Grants El Cafecito.jpg

I was tempted to try another place, a couple of miles earlier (also on Route 66 in Grants), where we stopped to get gas, but you know how sometimes you pick up vibes that you should just keep going -- plus, the service looked pretty slow. Now that I think about it, the place did have lots of atmosphere. An open atmosphere, you might say. More than most places. But that's not necessarily a good thing.

Grants dining al fresco.jpg