Hi! Love the photos. I am actually a friend of Otters when we were both in Washington...and actually spent a little time with Jordan while he was there as well. Both awesome guys! Anyways, glad I found your blog...some really cool photos. =D
We arrived in New Mexico and headed south West. Bottomless Lake state park near Roswell was where we rested out heads and wend for some hikes.
And of Course we need to check out some alien stuff in Roswell. We wen to the museum, and watched a great movie about crop circles. The one we watched seemed to be and old spanish tv documentary, but i also recommend Crop Circles: Quest for Truth
we headed into Texas at Texola, and left at Texico…you would think that was planned right?
i would have to say from what i saw this place is a barren landscape photographers wet dream.
i can see for tires and tires and tires…
(mark, you’re fom texas…what are these strange tire pile things?!?!)
a statue of liberty carved out of a tree trunk, a fallen cross, and a mini bus converted into a camper…an oddly pleasing combination.
these three cuties made my day, they literally put on a show for the camera…running around in circles, nuzzling with eachother and striking poses. it was pretty amazing.
we also saw many massive factory cattle farms, the grossest smelling, grossest looking places. hell on earth would be the best way to describe them. thousands upon thousands of cows crammed in so tight they couldn’t move.
Lovely stuff Christine. Heartwarming really.
Seems like the trek has been adventurous and that the two of you are having a swell time. May you stumble upon many more amazing thing.
Stay safe (and warm).
thanks marc. just got to new mexico. passed through the north of texas…no where near you :( too bad, since i had been letting the van get really dirty so that your boys had something to do ;)
The Mississippi river had flooded from heavy rains and was due to crest the day we drove over it near Memphis. It was a pretty spectacular sight of trees, telephone poles and even cars under water. All past there in Oklahahoma smaller rivers that flow into the Mississippi where flooded, some do badly that it shut down a major highway for a section.
We had a nice little visit with Jordan’s family in NC/Virginia, then got on the Blue Ridge Parkway and made our way south to Asheville.
We took our time as usual, a couple of dedicated slow pokes. Taking over 2 days to drive what would take most people 6 hours. We stopped for hikes and pictures and naps and to have the transmission fluid flushed and the van looked over.
last stop in virginia before getting on the parkway..pick your own strawberries for $1.50/lb
first day, first hill, first stop….it was the next morning that we took a detour and had the transmission looked at.
car photos courtesy of Jordan :)…
as good a place as any to sleep over night. shhh, just don’t tell the park rangers…
found a place to fill up the water bottles…
hike up for the view at craggy gardens…
my favorite shoes have finally had it :(
We’ve been in Asheville for a few days, it’s a great city and we were lucky enough to run into a friend from Key West who has a house here and invited us to park in her driveway and have use of her home. We planned on heading out today, but the doddlers that we are we got fussing around in town and are staying another night. next stop…Cherokee?