Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Amarillo to Albuquerque

Location: High Desert RV Park (el 5,700 ft); Albuquerque, New Mexico

all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 Cell Phone
click pictures to enlarge

This post is mainly about the 280 mile trip between Amarillo, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. I never turned the radio on and just listened to the "road music". As it was during the last moving day, today was again an uphill trip with a total elevation gain of about 2,000 feet. Traffic was light since there were no big cities to pass through. It was just watching the landscape change and letting my thoughts wander. 

I will be here for 3 days (see, I'm staying longer in places). There are a couple of things I plan to explore here and will post about them later. The remainder of this post is just pictures of the trip.
Of all the states I've been to, New Mexico has the best Welcoming Sign.

Just a tree that seems to have had a rough life. Very few of them along this stretch of road.

The sun wasn't right for this picture, but I'm posting it anyway. This house was the only one for miles. It made me wonder if children were being raised there. I've posted about this before and will just leave it there. 

The sky was blue and the road was clear. Can't ask for much more than that when traveling.

You could see that highest hill for miles before reaching it. I'm sure pioneers, cowboys and Indians used it to navigate around this otherwise flat terrain.

The flat mesa's are back. Maybe on this trip I'll get an answer to why they are flat. I've heard several reasons, but none have made me say, "Oh, Ok, I understand".

The road falling off into one of the wide valleys. 

The clouds started banking up for a while and it looked like a rain may be in store. But it held off and patches of blue shined through.

Breast cancer awareness overpass. I looked for other overpasses with Diabetes or Stroke awareness, maybe heart disease awareness but didn't see any others. It doesn't mean they don't exist, just that I didn't see any. Should public property, such as this overpass, be used for messages like this? If so, who controls the messages? Will the state eventually begin to rent this space to private companies? Maybe an Amazon or Coors Beer overpass is in the future.

I liked this picture because of the blue sky with white clouds

I put this picture in here for two reasons: One to show the long downhill western approach to Albuquerque. The second to show the two brightly painted 18 wheelers. I've noticed more of them lately. I like the idea. It adds something to the trip.

Campsite at High Desert RV Park. It's a pretty good park. About a 6 on a scale of 10.

This was driving back into town after getting set up.

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


  1. Nice trip. Enjoy Albuquerque. We seem to find lots of things to do there.

  2. Love those New Mexico skies. Might be why I chose to be born in New Mexico.