We spent a couple of nights in Williams, AZ. A great little town within walking distance of the Grand Canyon RV Park. We were a little worried about being so close to the train tracks. It would not be the first time a train has woke us in the middle of the night, but to be this close really had us thinking we were in for a couple of sleepless nights. Turned out we worried for nothing. The trains were unusually quiet...quiet engine...only one short horn blast at the crossings...even the wheels on the tracks seemed quieter if that is possible. Anyway, we had no problems sleeping.
We hope to return sometime in the future so we can explore more of the area and ride the train to the Grand Canyon.
I did go into this shop....Of Course! I could not pass it by with the door sitting open just begging me to come on in. The Quilts On Route 66 was small, but fun to wander around and talk to other quilters.
We stayed one night in Homolovi State Park near Winslow, AZ. We stayed here a couple of times when we first started traveling in our old motorhome. Great views of fantastic sunsets!
I really miss the southwest landscape, so I was quite happy when we went straight into Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) from Homolovi SP.
I'm sorry to say that I did not take a single photo during our week stay in ABQ. I spent a lot of time shopping, getting a green chile fix from Golden Pride (more than once), visiting with friends, and seeing our old haunts. We even drove by our old house which was a big mistake since it is up for sale and falling apart. Such a shame.
We could not ask for a better spot to relax and wait. This is our view from the side yard. Nice, eh?
On The Cutting Board
All summer long, my shop was very quiet. I think I had two sales. So quiet that I did not think to close my shop during our trip. I just thought it would stay quiet. It did not.....
|Lots of Happy Campers!|
|New Apple and Owl Mug Rugs (coasters)|
That order was the first of many during our travels south! It was like the first customer broke open the dam and the flood of orders started! I was excited and stressed trying to fill the orders on time. I really did not want to close my shop since this was the most active it had been since leaving Florida.
|New Southwest Vintage Trailer|
|Tea Towel, Ornament and Quilt|
My fingers are crossed that my shop will see more activity through the holiday season. During my quiet time, I had started working on some UFOs - 3 quilts and more mug rugs. I need to get them done and listed. Well, I better get back to the cutting board!