Monday morning peoria greetings to one and all!
I’m back home this week from a trip out West and as always it’s great to be West of the Mississippi River on a road trip!
I’ve driven by Tucumcari, New Mexico a hundred times in my life, but never gotten off Interstate 40 to take a drive down old Rt. 66. My rule of thumb is if you’re on any interstate highway, you’re just trying to get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time and not out to do any sightseeing. Time is critical, so we get in the car and run down the road and get where we are going as quickly as we can.
On this trip I was able to take a little bit of time to get off I-40 and onto Rt. 66 running through Tucumcari and take a few snaps. One of the things that I really enjoyed is that there are a bunch of old signs along the way, some still are working and others that aren’t, but that’s part of the fun of seeing what’s out there. I learned a long time ago that if you see something like an old sign and you want to take a photo of it that you better do it because it might not be there the next time that you come by. About ten years ago I was driving through Snyder, Texas and I came across this old abandoned gas station. I took about 20 minutes to get some shots of it and I was glad I did because when I went through Snyder just a couple of years ago, the old gas station was gone! Here’s that photo and I’m glad that I got it when I did and while the building was still there! Snyder, Tx. Gas Station Photo
Here’s a couple of my snaps from a drive down old Rt. 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
It’s time to get back to work this morning because I have a ton of video editing to get done and it won’t happen until I get on the computer!
Thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work and we hope that you’ll have a great rest of the week!!!
Kev and Jan
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