Western skies can be ever so dramatic with the distant mountains.
We spent one night on the trip in the smallest Motel room I've ever seen. The shower was 2'x2' and there was about 2' all around a king sized bed - real upscale 1950's motel on old US highway - it had a phone in the bathroom!
When we checked in I asked about WiFi and this was what I was handed for the passcode. It was bigger than the room!
We meandered from AZ, through western New Mexico and Colorado. I thoroughly enjoyed Gallup.
The going up was fine, however the going down did get quite interesting at times.
We had only 7 days to get the U-Haul to NH or pay extra. As this made the tow at the outside limits of what the Element could handle, we opted to hot foot it home via the shortest route.
That meant over the Rockies rather than around them. Whew, twice over 10,000 ft and icy cold snow!
Found this stone cutter in the Midwest. I've never seen an establishment that had this many samples on view. What you see here is only one quarter of what was in the yard. Wonder if he made that many errors, or expected a lot of people with the same names to come in and buy carved rocks?
Loved this auto transporter. Pull up behind him and pretend you're driving something more exotic than a Honda Element.
I'd almost like to collect small town libraries and old court houses. This Library was most elegant with all of it's copper details.