Abandoned along Route 66

More abandoned buildings along Route 66. Doesn’t take too long for the sagebrush and tumbleweed to claim the grounds.If we had had more time I would have docked the Mothership and walked around and, perhaps, explored inside some of these buildings; next time :-).

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle!

The Chase

These images were taken from the cockpit going 60+ mph, so not the best quality. What I saw was dinosaurs chasing a vehicle along Route 66. We were driving on I-40, which you can see runs really close to the old 66. I believe this was near the Petrified Forest Park, which is northern Arizona, Apache and Navajo land.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in gray and wet

Seattle :-(.

Abandoned Route 66 (Con’t.)

If you’re a Trainspotter,driving along I-40 and Route 66 is a great place to get your train ‘kicks’. It makes sense that train and vehicle routes would go hand in hand. Road trips are a great platform for discovery. I discovered that my wife was a closet ‘trainspotter’. She rarely failed to point out a train as we traveled and seemed to be truly excited with each sighting.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle!

Abandoned (Con’t.)

A few more abandoned buildings along Route 66. The places we vacate and the reasons for same say a lot about us as a culture. It’s not only a glimpse into the past, but also a peak into the future. Whole communities lay abandoned along Route 66; places where dreams of starting a business and all of the support logistics that go along with that effort become relics of a culture moving at a breakneck speed, without much thought of the human cost.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Hidden and Abandoned

Abandoned houses along Route 66. Taken from the cockpit of the Mothership you can see the old Route 66 in the foreground. This section of 66 is dirt and not really maintained so only drivable for those without back issues or perhaps in a vehicle that has a very cushy ride.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

hibernating and winterized

in Seattle.