Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Stills (9/18/11 On the Road)

I live right off of Historic Route 66, known as the old "Mother Road". Follow me as I drive it home from the big ABQ.

I wanted to include this photo for two reasons- the weather making clouds over the mountains and the fancy designed overpass. Click to enlarge for a better look. New Mexico has some of the prettiest highway designs around, IMHO.

I'm driving Central Avenue, which is the old Historic Route 66, towards home through the mountain canyon and into a huge storm.
This next section of the Route 66 highway is a frontage road going under the freeway. It's a twisty canyon road and fun to drive.

I wonder how they get to this house with all the huge boulders?

I suggest that you enlarge this photo to really see it. There is a large white cross almost centered in the photo. I don't know why it's there but I believe this is 'Deadman's Curve' on the old highway. If you look closely, you can make out the old dirt road up above the freeway. I took this photo from the Route 66 frontage road which I am still driving on.
This memorial was recently placed on Route 66 as a result of a fatal head-on accident. For a long time, there was a large blood stain on the pavement. I'm relieved to see that it's finally worn/washed away. The strange buildings below are a rental storage place just down the hill.

This is the road home. It appears that I followed the storm after it passed through because I drove on wet roads but never through actual rain.
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10 comments:

Ed said...

Great shots of a historic highway..:-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Neat! I love that area.

WildBlack said...

Nice shots:) that house shot is interesting!

Shirley said...

The house perched among the rocks is interesting; those are some serious boulders!
Such a lovely color of sky too.

firaszphotography said...

you got some cool countryside photos :)

2browndawgs said...

Those are great pictures. The storm over the mountains is really something.

achieve1dream said...

Very cool. Thanks for taking us along. :)

Janice said...

Interesting pics. I liked the house tucked away in the rocks.

Just Ramblin' said...

Interesting shots and narrative. Very nice. : )

henrygl said...

wow, nice collection of roads, my favourite got to be the house between the rocks, wow!! i love to be living ther. :)