Albuquerque, New Mexico

Road trips are awesome. Throw in some great friends, and it makes for a mighty fine weekend. Albuquerque is about a four hour drive from Amarillo. There’s a whole lot of nature out there (a pessimist might call it “nothing”), but there are some pretty rockin’ travel stops along I-40 in this part of the … Continue reading

Arizona’s Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater is way more than a big hole in the ground, so don’t let that be your attitude if you’re passing by on I-40 in Arizona. It’s pretty cool history, so spend 45 minutes here if you have the time. Scientists estimate that a huge meteorite slammed into this part of the world about … Continue reading

Arizona’s Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

Spring Break 2013 provided a terrific excuse for two things: a visit from my mother and a road trip out west together. It was my Mom’s first time in the Texas Panhandle, and as nice as it is in this part of the country, I wanted to take her on a trip through the western … Continue reading