Today was the last long day of driving, New Mexico to Arizona. Our route continued along Route 40, which is the historic Route 66.
Route 66 is a huge tourist attraction in and of itself. I'm not sure if the road was famous before the TV show or because of it. But I love the idea of a pair of buddies traveling the open road and helping people in trouble.
It made my day to help Tommie and Keith, an older couple who were dealling with a little car trouble.
Our trip is a bit of a blur. We passed several trucks carrying enormous wings--I think they are for gliders. We passed signs for discount meteorites and petrified trees.
We stopped at one scenic overlook, where I tested my tablet's ability to take panoramic shots.
Finally we reached our goal--reuniting Ana and Steve-the-Dog with Ana's fiance. (I'll call him Luke.) What better reason to drive 3,000 miles than love?