On a random Wednesday we found ourselves asking, ‘What is there to do in Gallup, NM?’ If that place sounds familiar, it’s because it’s in that Route 66 song:
“Now you go through saint looey
And oklahoma city is mighty pretty.
You see amarillo,
Gallup, new mexico,
Don’t forget winona,
Kingman, barstow, san bernandino.”
That’s all the prodding we needed to head out for an adventure. We heard about this place called Fire and Ice that was about 70 miles away which allowed you to hike up to the rim of a volcano and down into an old lava tube that was a natural ice cave and stayed 31 degrees F all year around. So, we packed up our waters, dried apple slices, beef jerky, and of course, our camera.
About 50 miles down the road we came across El Morro National Monument…
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