Stillwater, OK to Gallup, NM

I drove just over 750 miles today and here are some picks of what I saw along the way. I started out in the dark at 6 am (was NOT a fan of the time change this morning) and drove all the way to Gallup, New Mexico. I took my time, making plenty of stops along the way. It was actually not that boring and I didn't even start talking to myself! Amazing ;)

Last night I prepared my road trip snacks by peeling and slicing 4 apples and 4 oranges, cutting up 3 bell peppers, making two turkey/spinach wraps, boiling 3 eggs and putting together some trail mix. I thought I'd have plenty of food, but have to say that I'm almost out even before the start of day two of the drive. Oh well, it's not nearly as long

These guys were with me all day. More trucks than cars, no doubt about it!

First came the grass. The yellow grass...

"Charming" picnic area where I had lunch #1

Farms are everywhere in Texas

What century are we in?!?

Swedes will never get used to that sight!

Another "everywhere" thing. Think it pumps water to the cattle, but not sure

After the yellow grass came the beige grass and some bushes

And then the mesas

Followed by the mountains

Albuquerque from lunch spot #2

Never seen this before!

Large!

After the mountains came the COOL mountains

And then cool mountains with a fake lake

Beautiful Gallup, New Mexico. Drove through "Historic Downtown" and it was pretty much all deserted...

I must have picked a popular hotel! That's my car behind the tree. Glad I found a parking spot!

5 comments (Add your own)

1. mark scott wrote:
Been there,been there,been there,been there,my son lives in Albuquerque been there. HWY 40 Yep...

Sun, March 13, 2011 @ 9:39 PM

2. Doug Abbott wrote:
On your way back be sure to check out the Cadillacs on the west side of Amarillo. Your friends in Sweden will just shake their heads about the strange things to be seen here. Good luck in your next tournament. Go Pokes!!

Sun, March 13, 2011 @ 10:00 PM

3. wrote:
Det finns en pueblo just söder om Gallup, Zulu, som jag tänkte vi skulle se. Vad spännande resan verkar! Kär nu riktigt försiktigt i morgon!

Mon, March 14, 2011 @ 12:35 AM

4. wrote:
Har du verkligen kört 120 mil? Och jag som tycker det är långt till Mölle, jag får verkligen skärpa mig!!! Vad betyder det jättestora korset?
Kör nu försiktigt!!!!
Stor kram Mamma

Mon, March 14, 2011 @ 12:46 AM

5. Karin wrote:
Can't believe I missed the Cadillacs. I saw a bunch of people running into a field on the other side of the highway but didn't think much of it. Need to do better research next time :)
Think I'm going to drive through the petrified forest this morning. Excited!
Och Mamma, det betyder att amerikaner gillar att skrika ut sin tro. Galet...

Mon, March 14, 2011 @ 9:27 AM

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