a motorcycle journey 2up

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Moab, UT to Albuquerque, NM

Day 33 - July 2, 2010
Mileage Today: 411
Total Trip Mileage: 9,821

First thing this morning is to go get some breakfast from the Moab Diner. Then we head out of town towards the 4 corners monument.

We leave Utah and enter Colorado.

(graffiti-ed prior to our arrival)

The 4 corners monument is where the corners of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico all touch. Unfortunately, the actual monument was closed for “construction” although I didn’t see anybody working. Here is the monument from behind a chain-link fence.

And a lovely piece of painted plywood with a diagram explaining the monument that you are forbidden access to.

Some scenery from the parking area:

Leaving the monument we enter Arizona for a bit.

Then into New Mexico.

Where we picked up I-40 and headed east. We got stuck in some mega traffic because the highway was shut down due to a accident ahead. I never realized how much of a pain it is to be stuck in traffic on a motorcycle. Especially on a motorcycle that is slightly too tall for me to touch both my feet flat to the ground. We pass by the carnage from the accident and continue on into Albuquerque.

We got a motel room tonight at a Motel 6 that has recently been renovated to that new sort of ultra modern/modular d├ęcor (kind of like the fancy McDonalds). Check it out.

Best $39.99 of the trip.

We were also treated to a slightly entertaining domestic disturbance next door, but it was over soon enough and we had to find something on TV to entertain us. Then we went to sleep with the plan to get up and out early and head to Roswell, NM.


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