We went home a different route: Berkeley, Needles, I-20, Shrevesport-to-Lafayette, La, east on I-10
But first the photos that didn't want to be friendly yesterday and the rest of the stuff we bought.
On Saturday I went thrifting with N & E. N and I have been thrifting buddies for over 20 years. E is still not sure she like's it, but it's slowly growing on her (they've only been married a couple of years) This hand painted jug was $1.99, there's no other markings. Any guess where it's from?
Seen those crazy tassels hanging under placements in the housewares department. I couldn't pass it up, that would have been rude. It was $4.95.
I needed something to read in the car. So, now I smoke and speak with a French accent. Not really.
Here's the stuff we bought on the road at different stops. The skull and little tile are from the Saddle blanket in El Paso, the little rug was free. The metal bird and magnet are from New Mexico. The sparkle amethyst and postcards are from Arizona.
I love buying postcards, because I could never take photos that good. Sometimes the stores have old ones that are cool. These are from Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The Doctor collects armadillos, these placements are from the saddle blanket and were $1 a piece.
Now , on with the trip......
You all know that California has a very large dessert? The Mojave covers most of the southern part of the state. At the roadside rest are these signs.
The Doctor standing under a joshua tree. Bono tried to photo bomb, but he didn't succeed.
The next day we drove across northern Arizona and it was much cooler. We stopped at Meteor Crater near Winslow. A huge meteor landed there 50,000 years ago. There's a interactive museum and a gift shop. It's where I got the hunk of amethyst.
I channeled my inner 12-year old boy and blew up the earth.
The crater is so big
it needs 2 photos.
It's 2 1/2 miles around and deeper
than a 60 story building.
We stayed the night in Gallup, New Mexico and headed for Texas.
Lunch was at this local place in Santa Rosa, NM. Green chili enchiladas? Yes, please.
North Texas is flat and kind of boring, I didn't take any photos. We stayed the night in Childress, which had a lot of junk shops, but they weren't open. Boo Hoo. It pretty much rained the whole day. which cooled the weather off.
Louisiana Welcome Center. Between Alexandria and Lafayette we drove through a 20 mile long rain storm. The rain was so heavy at times, we couldn't see out the window. We made it to Breaux Bridge without to much trouble.
This fun store was right next to the hotel, but opened at 11am. Too bad we had an all day drive ahead of us. I want to go back!
Funky Cajun charm. We had shrimp Po' boys from there for dinner. It's next to the art store.
Only in America? Next to the Po' boy restaurant, Greek and Lebanese! Both places were open, but we were really wanting some Cajun food.
That was our big adventure. Now back to real life. Hope you enjoy the photos. Come visit America, there's lot to see outside the big cities.