Saturday, January 8, 2011

On the road again

In January of 2008, T. and I took 5 days off work each, packed up few items in the car, took some cash out of the bank, left Milwaukee headed for Albuquerque, NM. We had no plan or itinerary, just a simple goal: drive on as much of old Route 66 as possible until Albuquerque and then come back. We saw a lot of abandoned gas stations, motels, trucks and shanties along the way. Highlights of the trip include:
  • for me, Southwestern Oklahoma. It was all blue cloudless skies and golden fields going on and on forever. 
  • While it may not seem "highlight" worthy, the bout of food poisoning I got somewhere in Oklahoma
    (I'm blaming it on a Subway at a gas station) that caused me to pass out in the bathroom of a motel room in Amarillo, TX in the middle of the night followed by 12 hours of vomiting. Except for it really didn't seem that bad because I was on vacation.
  • Everything. Yes.
We took almost all of the pictures using T.'s polaroid, which subsequently stopped working on 2009's road trip to Florida (RIP) and was still out of commision for 2010's road trip to Georgia. This year I'm turning 30 and just maybe, we might take 10 days off work each, get in the car and head towards Big Sur, CA. Don't worry, though: for x-mas I got T. a new Fuji Instamax. We are back in business.

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