Main St., Roswell, NM.

Main St., Roswell, NM. and the highway ( I think 89?) leading north of Roswell. Interesting landscape.

I wish we could have had consistent Wi-Fi access throughout the trip. Posting after the fact isn’t as much run as real time. We used up our data plan about halfway through so even that wasn’t much help. So…..the images I post are not necessarily in sequence or matching the actual journey. My MacBook only has so much storage so I end up moving stuff to an external drive and then …..I get lazy and just grab whatever looks interesting to post.

My goal is to post as much of the Route 66 images as I can as they are central to this trip and are a fascinating look at America’s past and what happens when small towns, relying on travelers, are bypassed when a new, national highway system is put into place. The thought that kept going through my mind while viewing these ‘ghost towns’, if you will, is that it could happen anywhere, under the right circumstances. We passed through countless ex-towns that were abandoned due to highway changes or industry moving out. Many coal towns, once the mines were closed, were just deserted and left, leaving a ghostly impression on the landscape. If major businesses in a city of today just dried up or moved, who’s to say it couldn’t happen as it did in smaller towns?

 

Safe Travels

from the

Mothership

docked in Seattle!

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