2013 Western Road trip Day 27, June 25th

This morning we said goodbye to Grant, NM heading east on Route 40. With the exception of major city’s like Albuquerque the northern part of the state is very barren plains where the land is mostly flat and even rack rabbits bring their lunch. Even driving 80 mph didn’t make it go away fast.

Beautiful  NM

Beautiful NM

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A whole lot of nowhere

NM rest stops aren’t aren’t much either.

rest stop picnic pavillion

rest stop picnic pavillion

Just prior to Albuquerque we passed Cadillac Ranch where 12 Cadillac cars are painted and buried with their hoods in the sand. Unfortunately we didn’t see them soon enough o get off and take a photo. We did however get a photo of this VW “wanna be”.

VW copy of Cadillac ranch

VW copy of Cadillac ranch

Route 40 also passes through Texas plains which are as flat as NM but at least is irrigated for farm and pasture use.

Texas pan handle.

Texas pan handle.

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Instead of oil wells, we passed at least 25 straight miles of generating windmills.

Texas flew by as we cruise into OK. We passed through Moore, OK which is where Toby Keith grew up. It is also where that deadly tornado came through in May. There is still many signs of the tornadoes destruction.

Some of tornadoes destruction.

Some of tornadoes destruction.

We are in Norman, OK tonight. Tomorrow Babs will get another National Park park stamp in her book and then we will be back on the road home.

Robert, the weather is good but we did ask where the tornado shelter is in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Babs Says: The desert we were on – New Mexico the state – Vultures overhead – We would make good bait!

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