I recently had to make a fast trip to California. It was 2,000 miles one way and I did the round trip in 7 days including time to pick up a car and load it up. I was by myself in a pickup pulling a 24′ enclosed trailer. 90% of the trip was on I-40 which, from Oklahoma to California is what replaced Route 66. Parts of the old highway run parallel to the Interstate in several locations. I have made this trip numerous times. Sometimes the car was full of kids, sometimes just wife and I and, as on this trip, I was alone.
Over the last 30 years there have been a lot of changes but especially in New Mexico much has stayed the same. The same tourist traps and the same scenery. You can only imagine what this trip would have been like pre-interstate. It must have been a trip with life long memories.
Here are a few of the photos taken from the driver’s seat at 70 mph! (At least I was not texting!)