Super 8 Plainview
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... made from (apparently) the original cross used in Jesus's crucifixion. Very spangly carved church doors. Native Indians selling crafts in the square and street food vendors. We tried a Carnita, a Fajita and some roasted corn. All exceedingly tasty! On route out of Santa Fe we passed the worlds largest bronze equestrian. Landscape is getting more green and less desert. Slight oooops moment in a small garage restroom....the door seemed open but stiff so pulled ...
... them there to rot away, although they did put up a notice saying how they were working on getting the display together.
Sadly, today, what was once a reasonable collection is just a random set of bits, standing around in chaotic decay.
I took what pictures I could over the top of the fence.
... fun and it made for great photos. I
wonder how much longer they'll be there as it's been years already,
some of the cars are starting to really fall apart so I'm glad we
managed to get there in case it's gone in a few years. Quite a unique
experience on the trip.
Then we headed up to Dalhart Texas.
Nothing that we particularly wanted to see there or around there but
it's the ...
... by the nature of the paint - the colours and the textures.
(P.S. Yes, it was hard to get these shots without hordes of mad spray painters dancing through them.)
(P.P.S. Usually the iPod is in random shuffle mode when I drive. Today was the first time "Diamonds and Rust" had come up in this entire trip. It came on just as I pulled away from Cadillac Ranch, and seemed hauntingly appropriate.)
What a fantastic day today. Not only have we had a good ride, but we have met so many wonderful characters along the route. I've said it before and I will say it again, Route 66 is not just about the ride - it is about the people on this incredible journey. It is about the folk who are trying desperately to eke out a living when all around them the place has either died or is dying. It is about the folk who have a love ...