Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"On The Road Again"

Howdy Folks! 
Today was our first day on the road. We traveled from Las Vegas, NV all the way to Albuquerque, NM. We left Las Vegas at about 8:00 am, and arrived in Albuquerque at about 5:45 pm. Now, as many of you know, I'm not a fan of deserts, but even I have to admit that watching the land and environment change across 3 different states was quite amazing. 
The landscape in Nevada started out barren. 

Long strips of flat desolate land broken up by a string of jagged mountains in the distance. This lasted for miles up until we began to approach Flagstaff, AZ. The terrain grew greener, and trees began to replace the sage brush scattered across the plateau. 

And then, miraculously, we were suddenly engulfed in a beautiful pine forest. 

After that, the terrain once again grew desolate. The flat and unchanging landscape, only interrupted by the occasional factory or small town. This continued, and 20 chicken McNuggets and a bag of gummy-worms later, we arrived in Albuquerque. After checking in to our hotel, and getting some advice from the locals, we headed on over to the "High Noon" in historic downtown. 

The restaurant, a refurbished home built in 1785, served what many said was "traditional" New Mexico style Mexican food. After a delicious meal, we headed downtown to do some shopping, and while many of the stores were closed for the evening, we found a few shops that were still open where we purchased a few knick-nacks.  

After doing our shopping, we all loaded back in the car, and headed back to the hotel. We finished of our day with a beautiful sunset before turning in to our rooms for the night.

Well, that was our first day. We are planning on exploring Albuquerque a little more tomorrow before heading to Amarillo, TX, and then its on to Jackson, MS. Ill keep ya'll posted as we continue on our adventures.

Today's Song:
"On The Road Again"-Willie Nelson

More Photos:
Waiting for my food inside the restraunt 

The exterior of the High Noon 

Inside High Noon 

Driving through Flagstaff, AZ

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