Whether you’re a long way from home or just don’t want to take on the task of making everyone’s favorite sides, try mixing it up this year. Some of the country’s best restaurants also serve up a Thanksgiving dinner that’ll make you never want to roast your own bird again. Best of all, you don’t have to do the dishes. Be sure to call ahead and make reservations – you probably won’t be able to walk in.
When traveling Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to northern Arizona, a must-see is the Petrified Forest National Park. There are many landscapes to see throughout the park, including sprawling grasslands, impressive mesas, colorful badlands, and an array of flora along the Painted Desert Rim.
The most interesting feature of the park is, of course, the fossils of petrified trees that date back 225 million years to the Triassic period. That’s not the only history, though – you’ll also find out about the people who have been a part of the park, from pre historic peoples 13,000 years ago to travelers on Route 66.