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Artist Roads 

Ramblings about Travels, Trailers & Paintings

Sisters-on-the-Fly;  Route 66  Halfway CA-TX  2015 

I started out by meeting a girlfriend, Elaine (and fellow Sister) in Flagstaff and after an overnite at Flagstaff KOA ( nice! Clean and friendly), we caravaned together to Albuquerque, NM where we stayed at Enchanted Trails campground. Right off the I-40. They have great facilities and owners who love vintage like us! Several trailers are available for guests to rent as well. The next night we curbed with a Sister; Marie who swpt us away with wonderful food, and a trip to Old Town where Elaine had to get a shot with our waitress and her 66 tattoo. Albuquerqie was beautiful, even to the freeways and Old Town was so worth the walk.

Art, culture, good food and architecture that spoke my language. I was so visually overloaded in Old Town and yet happily calm. Walked stores forever and loved the central park there where large trees softened the desert skies. The state's oldest church overlooks the area and it's white steeple blesses the plaza.

The three of us continued on to Amarillo and met more Sisters at the Amarillo Rv Ranch. On our way Marie detoured us onto the Singing Hwy. Yes- it does sing! Plays God Bless America if you drive at 45 mph and have your tire run the ribbed area of road- fantastic! I think there are several thru-out US. Had a crazy dinner at the Big Texan Steak House down the road once we were camping in Texas. World famous for it's free if you can eat it steak- the size; gigantic!

(shot of an earlier rainbow while caught up in the traffic of an overturned semi. All part of the adventure)

Jailed Sisters & a burger meal with some local music at the camp.

After Amarillo we started back toward Cali. In Texas we stopped at Cadillac Ranch, a bit underwater from all the recent storms, part of which we braved through as we went. Also Midpoint, the halfway mark of Rte 66 and the cafe and gift shop there, run by a gal who was the inspiration for one of the cars in Disney's Cars movie. Two of the waitresses there also inspired the little red Fiats in the movie. Elaine and I posed for a shot at the sign to mark our accomplishment. 

Our first stop back in New Mexico was at Santa Fe Skies RV Park on the outskirts of the city. Which I loved. The hills, the views, the colors. Old Town, Georgia O'keefe Museum. A day trip with my friend, Catt, to Ghost Ranch where she painted many of her beautiful works. I can see why it spoke to Georgia so- what a amazing drive. The cabin was on the trip in to see the ranch, as well as the Rio Grande.(Photos posted on my next page of the trip)

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