El Malpais National Monument includes five lava flows. El Malpais means The Badlands. The rough lava was abundant and a lot of it was aa (one of my favorite Scabble words and one of the 105 two-letter words in the current Official Scabble Players Dictionary).
Then back to Gallup for dinner with Tod and Jack who, quite coincidentally, were also spending the night in Gallup on their way to Jack’s baseball tournament in Utah. We’ll catch up with them again next week for baseball.