Monday, June 15, 2015

Go West Young Man! Amarillo, TX to Flagstaff, AZ

Another busy day!  I-40 and Route 66 were our westbound trajectories.  Beginning with the infamous Cadillac Ranch just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  The Ranch was a muddy mess and we did not venture any further than the roadside.
Our next stop was the Route 66 ghost town of Glenrio, Texas, near the border with New Mexico. Probably one of the best examples of long abandoned roadside America.
Our new friend was the only sign of life amidst the old cafes and motels.  It looks like the little fellow lost a chunk of ear, likely due to a close call with a predator.
More abandoned roadside establishments in Tucumcari, New Mexico.  Tucumcari Mountain can bee seen in the background.
Not abandoned was the rather famous Blue Swallow Motel.
Further down the road was the Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, also abandoned.
Next was Albuquerque and some contemporary pop culture in the form of Breaking Bad filming locations.
The Petrified Forest National Park, where, inside the Painted Desert Inn, I was reminded of one of my favorite classic films.
A few more stops along 66:
And finally, the remnants of the very creepy abandoned roadside zoo attraction Two Guns.
Tomorrow we explore the Grand Canyon and more Route 66 as we make our way to Anaheim, California.

Today's Music:
"The Yellow Rose of Texas" - Michael Martin Murphey
"The Mother Road" - Alan Rhody
"Desperation Road" - Michael Martin Murphey
"Life is a Highway" - Rascal Flatts
"Land of Enchantment" - Michael Martin Murphey
"King of the Road" - Roger Miller
"Albuquerque" - Asleep at the Wheel
"Arizona State Line" - Red Dirt Rangers
"Take It Easy" - The Eagles

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Map Man said...

The mud makes it look like THAT was the reason the Cadillacs were nose down into the ground!