Bum around Flagstaff and near death experience
Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
60Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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Where I stayed
Black Barts RV Park
What I did
Bum around Flagstaff
After the museum I drove a few miles to downtown Flagstaff and walked there for just over an hour. It was hard to find parking on the street since I was driving the big truck
After downtown I went back to the RV to chill out for the afternoon. We had our leftover Indian meal from the other day which was just as good as the original and just as filling. Around 3:30 we took the truck to another national monument – Walnut Canyon. This is just 15 min. outside Flagstaff. This is a little like the Gila Cliff Dwellings where the Native Americans built houses on the side of a canyon. Here, you took around 200 steps from the top to about halfway down the canyon. It closed at 5:00 so we had to hurry a little. Beside the Native American context, the views of the canyon were awesome. Yes, after the Grand Canyon this seems really small, but in any other state this is a major canyon. If your ever in Flagstaff this is a good place to spend a few hours.
After Walnut Canyon it was time for dinner. Our first choice was this Vietnamese place, but it was closed. So our second choice was this highly rated Thai place just outside of downtown. Again, since it was downtown, it was hard to find a place to park. Just had to walk a few blocks to get there. The restaurant was pretty crowded but I looked as that as a sign of a good place. First we ordered a sample appetizer plate which was pretty good. Then we waited on our dinner. And waited, and waited. For 30 min. our waitress did not even come to re-fill my water. An hour after ordering we finally went up front and paid for our appetizer and left. They said they got hit hard for dinner and the cooks were working hard. But the fact that our waitress had abandoned us took the cake. I’m usually a patient person – I do teach 7th grade – but an hour was just too much. So this highly rated place will not get a good rating from me. So we drove back to the RV highly ticked off. Of all the great restaurants in Flagstaff I had to pick the one that would take forever. Since we were upset we had lost our appetite and it was late on a Sunday night. We went back to the RV where I dropped off Pooh and I was going to go to McDonalds to get a little something and do some uploading.
I circled around the park to head out