Trains along the Way

Driving along I40, from east to west, we discovered that the train line that runs parallel and is very busy. The train tunnel caught my eye as it looks like one tunnel was started and then abandoned. I wonder if the original survey was incorrect or just ran in to trouble?

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Views from the Cockpit: Pt.?

Nothing spectacular, just some shots while driving along I40 in the SW somewhere. If you’re doing a long drive in a relatively short period of time most of your sightseeing is done from the passenger or drivers seat. Armed with a Samsung point and shoot camera I fired away at the road itself, at times.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Abandoned Along Route 66 (more)

Even the billboards are abandoned along Route 66! No Burma Shave signs…..just a mostly forgotten pathway from the near past. I think it is a good thing we have these reminders from a different time in our history. I would feel worse if they leveled every building or structure that was abandoned. At least if there is even a shell of what used to be  we can imagine and get some sense of the past.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Petrified From the Cockpit

Driving by the Petrified Forest in Arizona. Not sure what the giant dinosaur replica has to do with the forest. Perhaps it is just a marketing tool to catch the eye of the passerby? Seems a little Kitschy to me.

Safe ( and sane ) 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!