About an hour from Culver City, Edgar is already tired
Vehicles from Hell - Barstow, CA. I found a lot of roadside oddities using the Roadside America iphone app.
Makes me want to watch Road Warrior
Jackrabbit Trading Post - Joseph City, AZ
Inside a wigwam! - Holbrook, AZ
Our wigwam was kinda beat up, but still cool
View from wigwam window
Giant Kachina Doll - Gallup, NM
I ate here on my last trip on Route 66 in 2003 when I moved from NYC to LA. Sadly, Uranium Cafe is now closed but the sign remains. Grants, NM
Mary took me to Tinkertown - a crazy folk art museum in Santa Fe. I loved it!
over 50,000 bottles were used in the construction of the building
The late owner built a lot of miniature scenes for his town
He formerly worked for the circus, so there's a lot of circus memorabilia
Mary's "career pilot" test revealed she should be a doctor.
I should be a "radio artist." does this mean Richard Blade, Rush Limbaugh, Lady Gaga?
Sigh...got to stop trying to keep up with the Kardashians...
Mineshaft Tavern - the Ruebarb Band (that's how they spelled it). The old guy playing the stick drum thing was awesome. It was like Tinkertown came to life!
John gave us a tour of the Georgia O'Keefe Museum where he works
The O'Keefe research center
4th of July car show - Santa Fe
The sticker on this one said "No fat chicks. Fender will scrape"
Didn't I just see this one at the wigwam motel?
Audi R8 - I covet
Old Church in Santa Fe
Mmm...frito pie. Chili and cheese atop fritos, served in the frito bag.
It was a counter in back of a drug store. John's coworker gave him the tip about it.
Sculpture Garden on Canyon Rd - street of many galleries
Kickin' back in Santa Fe
I must have missed that passage
A droid we didn't know we were looking for
Mary coordinates her prickly pear margarita to her outfit. Great dinner at La Fonda hotel
I spared Edgar and didn't buy this outfit
Smoke from fire by Los Alamos
Gorge on the way to Taos
St. Francis - Taos
Large metal glasses - Taos
Earthship near Taos - constructed out of tires and bottles
We toured the earthship and learned about off-the-grid living. 60 earthships are in this community near Taos.
Water catching system
Pile of recyclables waiting to be used in construction
Rio Grande Gorge
Art in Taos
unknown thing near Giant Abacus
Hand Mailbox - Santa Fe - very cool
Mole enchiladas - Plaza Cafe
Lizard by the door of Mary and John's place
Edgar and Franz say their goodbyes
Back on the road - Truth or Consequences
Sparky's restaurant in Hatch - a collection of big things
Edgar meets the inspiration of one of his halloween costumes
Hatch is known for its chiles
Tuckered out in Las Cruces
Billy the Kid gift shop - Mesilla
I was excited to find a frozen custard stand in Las Cruces, but Edgar wasn't interested in the puppy cone they gave him.
I didn't know it when I booked it, but the America's Best Value Inn is in the process of erecting a giant chile pepper. Very friendly motel - they brought a fruit plate to my room.
White Sands National Monument - got there at 7am to avoid the heat
leaving his mark
I wish I had doggles
Recycled roadrunner - Las Cruces
Edgar seeks shade under the roadrunner
Shakespeare, NM - ghost town
Unfortunately, it's closed except for occasional tours
Steins, NM - another ghost town - the owner was murdered last week! It too is closed.
After seeing 50 billboards, I had to stop for The Thing
There are 3 rooms in The Thing - entrance is $1. This is the torture exhibit.
Edgar is on the trail of The Thing
The Thing is in the cabinet behind Edgar. I shant reveal it!
Sonoran hot dogs - El Guero Canelo - as seen on Man Vs Food. Good but not great - too much topping, not enough hot dog