Saturday, October 12, 2019

We Built This City...

...on rocks,
(alternate title:  ̶D̶e̶t̶r̶o̶i̶t̶  Rock City)
aka City of Rocks State Park NM

Friday, October 11, 2019

Invasive Species

Spotted in Walnut Canyon on the way to Carlsbad Caverns...Barbary Sheep, native to North Africa, became established in New Mexico in the mid 20th Century after being imported as zoological specimens and game animals. Efforts to reduce the population in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are ongoing. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ruby Falls X 4

If you're willing to put up with an hour's worth of homespun cave humor, the crowds* and the now-inevitable tourist portrait attempt, the namesake falls is absolutely worth a visit. One of the more impressive cave formations we've seen. 

*there must have been at least a couple hundred folks
 in 4 or 5 tour groups spread throughout
 the cave when we were down there

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Have A Seat

Tractor seat display, Farm and Ranch Museum, Elk City OK 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bourbon & Real Life Intersect On The Road

Visiting the D.W. Correll Museum this morning, TSG noticed a couple of the bourbon decanters on display had connections with items we'd seen earlier in the trip. First off, one that commemorated the first Indy 500, which hearkened back to seeing the Marmon Wasp, winner of the first Brickyard Classic:

And second, a decanter depicting the Golden Driller,
the giant statue in Tulsa honoring Oklahoma Oilmen: 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Another Ocean Denizen

If ever there was a Route 66 icon, the The Blue Whale of Catoosa surely qualifies...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Garbage Mouth

From the "Washed Ashore" exhibit at the Clinton Library: 
Sea creature sculptures made from ocean detritus.