Desert Strangeness And Charm

The desert southwest is full of strangeness, and other things that are just plain odd. Highway signs are no exception. On Interstate 15, approximately 10 miles south of Baker, California, you will see a sign with what will probably be the strangest looking (and sounding) name for a road. Zzyzx Road. Don’t ask me how […]

On The Road

(Photo: Heading towards Death Valley in 2016) I just wanted to do a short post on here to let everyone know I will be hitting the road Saturday March 10th. I’ll be leaving from the San Antonio, Texas area, and heading west. My plans are to head through El Paso, then to Las Cruces. The […]

Music For The Desert Drive

(Photo: somewhere between Baker, Cali and Death Valley) What road trip would be complete without music? Not just any music, but something that will transform the ride through the desert. I’ve been thinking about this for a little while, and came up with a list of some of my personal favorite albums that will fit […]

Strange things in the middle of nowhere

               We’ve all seen them. Driving across a two-lane highway, out in the middle of nowhere. What are they? Most of the time we don’t know. An abandoned building? Maybe a missle silo? Odd-looking structures are everywhere. If we aren’t looking for them, they mysteriously show up in our view. […]

Why preserving the history of Route 66 is important.

Backroads66 (Photo: Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma) There are many things in American history that have been preserved over the years, whether in museums, monuments, roadside historical markers, or by other means. However, Route 66, and the stories that go along with it, seems to be a little different. There are abandoned motels, old […]