Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Road is my Middle Name

I love to travel. I like to take long car trips. I know. It's totally anti-envirochick. But it is a not-so-secret pleasure.

Jake is not as hip on the traveling, but he is digging the extra wide ride he's got going on this trip.

He does enjoy the pit stops.

Ahhh, the open road. Here are some reasons why I love it so much.

In the past three days I have seen:
1. An emu
2. A llama
3. 4 bearded billy goats
4. A cow chewing a very large trash bag
5. About 40 dead armadillos (all in Missouri, btw)
6. A pink Hummer
7. A great new, absolutely free campground in the heart of the Navajo Nation.
8. About 40-11 things I couldn't take pictures of.

But here is a taste of the things I could.

My ride. Sa-weet.

So far, my campsite.

My first sunrise. (Texas rest area near Amarillo.)

Abronia fragrans. North of Amarillo.

Thought I was kidding, didn't you?

This horse let me pet him her over the fence.

Only on Route 66.

Gopher snake in Monument Valley. He is no more. He is a former snake. He's pushing up daisies. I didn't do it. I promise.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post. Glad you're having such a good time! I notice most of the reasons you like to travel have vertebrae.... very interesting for a plant biologist. =) Can't wait for pictures of that campsite in the Navajo Nation!