At one time I thought it’d be cool to follow the famous Route 66 sometime to see what that was all about. When I researched it on the internet, I was disappointed to learn the old route doesn’t exist anymore. There are signs that point to segments of the old historic route, but the original’s been replaced by the Interstate. When we pulled into New Mexico 2 weeks ago, we were amused to find that we’d actually be camping on a portion of the old route!
The drive here was certainly exciting. I don’t remember driving through such heavy winds before! The whole time, I wondered how much more wind it’d take to completely blow us over. Trevor’s an amazing driver though and we arrived here safe and sound.
We’ve experienced some pretty heavy sand storms here that have included dust devils the likes of which we’ve never seen before, but most of the time it’s been pretty nice. You would not believe how much hiking there is to do in this area. We hike out in the desert just about every day, and then on weekends our hikes tend to take on higher elevations.
So far, we’ve hiked in two different areas of Petroglyph National Monument and a little at Sandia Crest. I say a little, because we haven’t adjusted to the 10,678’ elevation quite yet. But we will!
We also spent a day in Santa Fe where there’s plenty of shopping, but man, you need a big bank account to shop there! I spied a pair of the cutest shoes while window shopping and just had to go in to take a closer look. Being that there are plenty of more important things (like diesel) I could purchase, I thought I’d pass on the $440 shoes!!!
Today is the 2nd anniversary of the day we hit the road. We’ve loved every minute of it.
Fishing in Montana
Wildflowers Glacier National Park
Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA
Devil's Churn, Lincoln County, Oregon
Pismo Beach, CA
Coast at San Simeon, CA
White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Surprise AZ
White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Surprise, AZ
Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, CA
Cheetah at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Arizona to Texas with Gordon & Christy
At the Alamo San Antonio, TX
Cool Building-Emily Morgan Hotel San Antonio, TX
View of Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
View of Moody Gardens from the Paddle Boat Galveston, TX