Yesterday was a long travel day of about 10 hours. We got up early and left the hotel without breakfast in the hopes that we could make it to the Meteor Crater in Winslow, AZ before they close at 5pm while still seeing other sights along the way. I watched Starman about 150 times when I was a kid so I was determined to get to this crater.
Cadillac Ranch- a bunch of old Cadillacs buried nose down in a field by an eccentric billionaire. These cars have become an iconic image of Route 66. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and perfect for hiking out into the field dodging cows (and more importantly cow pies) to take photos of spray-painted cars. There were paint cans all over the field from tourists coming to tag the art (which is apparently encouraged.)
We got back on the road and continued the long drive on the open road through New Mexico. This is quite possibly the straightest, longest road in the world. Thankfully they increase the speed limit to 75, but it's so open and straight it feels like you're going 40. We entertained ourselves with more comedy albums and cruised through to Albequerque. Sadly, there isn't much to report as far as food goes. I never realized how difficult it can be to eat on the road. The location we stopped in Albequerque didn't have much that we could easily grab for the road so we resorted to Quiznos. Yuck. I know if we had more time we could've found some great grub but we were on the clock to get to the crater.
Today we're off to the Grand Canyon then Lake Havasu. Hopefully we'll find a good dive along the way.