Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Neon, Lost Highways, Found Dreams!

We didn't bring computers on this trip and our blogs are being done on iPhones. I'm using blogger. It's easy to update and post but I'm unable to arrange the order of the pictures or group them with text.

For example the sunrise is Wednesday on Route 66 near Oklahoma City and the neons were shot Monday night. The rest were taken Tuesday.

Anyway...when I was a kid I read about the Cadillac Ranch and thought it was the coolest non-motorcycle thing in the world. I finally got to see it yesterday and wasn't disappointed. Before the Cadillacs we stopped in Glenrio, a Texas ghost town on the NM border and we had pie at the Midpoint in Adrian TX.

We wanted to get through Oklahoma city for the night and were running behind. With strong headwinds from Amarillo on and menacing clouds hovering to the North we pinned the Sportsters stopping only for gas in McLean TX and Weatherford OK. We picked up Route 66 in downtown Oklahoma City and rode it to Edmond just north.

It's a great stretch taking you through what looks like Oklahoma City's version of Pomona through the State Capitol buildings then cuts through wooded area and finally ends up in Edmond, Oklahoma City's version of Rancho Cucamonga.

We plan a shorter more Route 66 intensive leg today. We figured out where we missed it yesterday and will catch it on our return. Hopefully with a tail wind.

Good Morning!
I forgot what this one's called.




























Water feature outside Blue Swallow Tucumcari, NM.
Glenrio, TX.
Sunrise Edmund, OK.
Tucumcari, NM
Cadillac Ranch Amarillo, TX. Finally!
Glenrio, TX
Tucumcari, NM.
More Cadillac Ranch.
Get your Kix Restaurant Tucumcari, NM. (Good food and nice people.

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