Route 66: Santa Rosa, NM to Elk City, OK

September 10, 2015 Categories Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 334.2 Today was focused on Texas. I enjoyed the sights in Texas, but I hated how they have the road set up with I-40. Route 66 is basically the frontage road that runs parallel with the Interstate, but the on/off ramps are directly connected to the service road (Route 66). So, while driving … Continue reading Route 66: Santa Rosa, NM to Elk City, OK

Route 66: Flagstaff, AZ to Santa Rosa, NM

September 9, 2015 Categories Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 438.3 I managed to drive almost twice as far today in the rental car as I normally did in the van. Being able to go more than 65 mph was a big help with that. I’m also loving how cheap it is to fill up the rental car, as it only has a … Continue reading Route 66: Flagstaff, AZ to Santa Rosa, NM

Hwy 82, New Mexico

May 15, 2009 Categories Road Trips, Travel, USA

Driving along on Highway 82 in New Mexico was one of my favorite days during my 2009 “Wild, Wild West” road trip. A storm was forming and the road was directly on the edge of it, giving us sunshine on one side of the car and rain drops on the other. It was so beautiful, … Continue reading Hwy 82, New Mexico

White Sands, New Mexico

Categories Travel, USA

White Sands, New Mexico is probably one of the biggest sand boxes (cat toilets) you’ll ever play in. With 275 miles of gypsum sand, this is one of the coolest deserts there is – literally and figuratively. It’s cool to look at and cool to the touch because the gypsum sand doesn’t convert the sun’s … Continue reading White Sands, New Mexico