Ruby Grace is one of my most photographed Life Photography babies. I have had the pleasure of photographing her several times since she was born. She turned one today, and she invited me to take pictures at her birthday party. Happy 1st birthday, Ruby!
We found ourselves bored on a rare weekend without a wedding, so Kori and I jumped in the Element and headed West. We had no idea where we were going, which added to the adventure of the trip. We ended up following parts of historic "Route 66" from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to somewhere in New Mexico. It was nice to have a few days without a phone or computer! Since I have a bum foot and have been on crutches for a couple of weeks, I took most of my images from the driver's seat. Here are some snapshots from along the way.
This "rattlesnake" sign is high above Lela, Texas.
"Big Tex" stands in front of an old steak house that appears to have been deserted for many years. This statue was literally in the middle of nowhere along Texas Highway 54.
You don't need Expedia for deals like this! A $19-a-night motel on Route 66 in New Mexico.
We drove up on this enormous cross that towers above the traffic along Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas. You can see from the two 18-wheelers just how large this cross really is.
Mostly a ghost town, we found McLean, Texas, to be very interesting.
A "ghost motel" in McLean, Texas.
A typical scene along Route 66. It's almost as if time stood still out there.
Cowboy owned! We got a kick out of this Texas motel.
I wonder what this building was used for when it was in business. Maybe a gas station?
An old Borden's milk truck somewhere along Route 66 in Oklahoma.