We headed through Flagstaff where there is still snow on the top of the mountain as a result of the snowstorm that greeted us two weeks ago as we drove through Flagstaff from LA back to Sedona.
At Interstate 40 you have two choices.
Arizona is on average 4,100 feet above sea level so the temperature slowly dropped as we climbed.
The drive is seven hours and 465 miles to Santa Rosa NM.
We headed into New Mexico which is at 5,700 feet above sea level on average so the temperature continues to drop to around 7C. Lunch was a quick stop at a Subway so we could save as much time as possible.
The landscape is very different from Sedona's warm red rock.
The road stretches in front of us.
At least there are billboards to keep us entertained.
We didn't really make any other stops and checked into the Hampton Inn in Santa Rosa, put our feet up and ordered a pizza for dinner.