Gas stations Past:
Confession: Some of the pictures are from the internet. I accidentally deleted about 40 photos. OUCH
Sunday’s ride thru to New Mexico into Texas:
BULLETIN: Today is Jackie L Darnell Jr's. 62 birthday!
NOW: WE have driven some on Route 66. It is now living in the past, not much of the glory left. We, like many OLD FOLK, remember the adventures on Route 66. Trouble is like the ‘Avon Bottle Collecting’ their time has past.
My daddy had a statement, “One of the smartest people around is one who knows JUNK, the day before it becomes an antique.” Now a smart person is one who knows then the interest in ‘one time hits’ such as Beanie Babies, interest is waning.
It is a shame, but Route 66 is mostly shambles of its former self.
The colored rocks and land ID New Mexico as the land of Enchantment.
Lots of hills and fields as you cross the country.
Then you come to the town of Malpais. The flat lands are impossible to farm or use it is upheavals of black lava. I think it covered about 20 miles of road area.
Then Albuquerque the level before the mountains go to the sky. We met our friends Buddy & DI here once and they gave us a tour. Even went to the top of Sandia MT. by chair lift. We had a great time, even camped on Route 66.
After the mts. there were more rolling hills of greenery and scrub trees.
Final note. We pulled into the AOK RV park. A man asked where we came from. We chatted for a minuted and he said, "Good you weren't here last night, we had some strong winds. You will see the damage at the other end of the park.