25 hours into driving across the US. We’ve made it all the way through half of Texas. Rotations between the three of us driving and sleeping made it possible to make great time. We stopped here and there along the historic route of 66.. America is so weird. Route 66 seems like it is inhabited by Zombies. And I love it. Sleepless “drunken” funnies.. Glorious.
We watched the sunrise over Alberqurque New Mexico from the top of a hill overlooking the whole town. Magical. I love these beazies. I am grateful for bosom buddies such as these ladies..
A light snow covered the ground of the high sierras as we continued east. Texas was a repetition of flat textures. Wheat, Hay and Cotton fields. We stopped in Amarillo and then got stopped just outside Amarillo. Let off with a warning and California plates. Cadillac ranch completed our Texas experience and we continued to Arkansas. We made it to Lafayette and visited and slept. We drove through the gorgeous winter landscape of the Ozark mountains. It took us 7 hours to drive 300 miles because of insane traffic caused by construction. We were supposed to make it to Nashville for the night but ended up staying the night in Memphis instead. We embraced the opportunity and hit Beale street hard. Catfish sandwiches, gator chips and fried green tomatoes for dinner split three ways and live blues music. Memphis is rich with history and we couldn’t help but visit Graceland and the location of MLK’s assassination. Both were moving in their own ways.
I wish I had weeks to just drive and see what pops out to me to photograph. I am tortured as we drive past things. I don’t want to be obnoxious and make them stop as much as I would really love to. I have to deal with my disappointment and fear of lost opportunities. Note to self: Plan a trip for the Southwest, Monument valley, Grand Canyon, Zion, Antelope Canyons.
We’ve just arrived in Nashville – more to come!