Saturday, December 7, 2013

Santa Fe is real purty



We got our kicks on Route 66, and made a day out of a 4-hour drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe. Saw some rural blight along the way:


You can tell this station died Long Ago




And a drugstore where Woody Guthrie worked:


Had lunch in Tucumcari:


Emmett's first waffle fries


The car (with its sweet new Yokohama Avid EnVigor tires) handled well. We accumulated some dirty ice, which Emmett and I enjoyed kicking off.



Then we hit our second new state in as many days:


For these couple nights, we are being hosted by college friends Amy and Evan. We got to meet their kids for the first time. Our boys are thrilled to have some kid playtime. Desi is the oldest of the group, and he excels with younger kids.

Santa Fe is gorgeous, if a bit chilly.



Soon to Arizona and Vegas. Safe travels to all our Shanghai people leaving for break in a few days!