Grand Prairie, Texas, to Albuquerque, New Mexico - August 31, 2003
US 287 to I-40, pretty much.
Coming up on Fort Worth on I-30 West.
Getting onto I-35W and US 287.
An older looking sign.
Crossing I-820, the beltway around downtown Fort Worth.
And then off toward the northwest on US 81 and US 287.
There's a US 380 here.
And it apparently has a sharp curve.
I-81 leaves us. There's a road we were on in North Dakota a month and a half earlier.
Now it's US 82 and US 287.
And US 281 will join us.
Then US 82 leaves.
It's gone, but we're on US 277, US 281, and US 287.
And we're on I-44 a bit, too, here in Wichita Falls.
Yes, it's 3 norths against 1 east.
I-44 heads almost due north from here.
Coming up on US 70 and US 183.
US 70, US 183, and US 287. Too bad there's not an "East" to add to that mess.
Yet another Texas Farm Road.
And another. This is in one of the tiny, run down towns along US 287 in northwestern Texas.
There go US 62 and US 83. El Paso or Niagara Falls? US 62 gets you there.
Crossing the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River.
The terrain starts to get slightly interesting in the panhandle of Texas.
But not THAT interesting.
It's a 207 here in Claude, Texas.
US 287 joins up with I-40. The same I-40 whose eastern terminus I passed in Wilmington, North Carolina on the way southward.
I-40 and US 287.
Approaching the center of Amarillo.
It's another big collection of roads here in Amarillo.
Heading south on I-27 for just a bit.
Then back north into the center of Amarillo.
Historic US 66 is along Amarillo Boulevard, much of which is now Business I-40.
More farm roads.
Another Business loop that is also Old US 66.
So I drove through Vega on Old Route 66.
It crosses US 385. The very same US 385 that goes through the Black Hills of South Dakota.
I had to take a picture of a Stuckey's. With all that time in the southeast, I saw plenty but never stopped at one.
Continuing west on I-40.
There is a rest area at the border of New Mexico.
And we get welcomed.
Welcomed again in the rest area parking lot.
Yes, more I-40.
And there goes US 54 up toward the northeast.
New Mexico town are also good about marking Historic Route 66. This is the western end of US 66 through Tucamcari.
Another business loop in Santa Rosa.
I guess this happens when it snows.
A long view toward the west along I-40.
The way to Las Vegas and Santa Fe.
This place advertises like a mini Wall Drug or Pedro's. I didn't stop.
Historic US 66 through Moriarty. There wasn't a whole lot going on.