August, 2017 - Devil's Highway to Denver
That's how I like to start trips if ever I can. On August 17th, my lovely bride and I motored from Goodyear, Arizona to Denver, Colorado in my Mustang. Initially I thought of going up the US191 through Moab, Utah, but both Google and Apple maps warned of issues on the I-70. So, we decided to take I-17, to I-40, to I-25. Except that I changed my mind after crossing into New Mexico, and veered Northward early onto the US491. Fun fact (which I learned later): this was previously named Route 666, and nicknamed "The Devil's Highway".
|Mustang shadow. Image sized as a Facebook cover photo.|
I'm still struggling with balancing the joy of the journey versus reaching my destination. There were three places along the route that I really ought to have stopped for photos, but kept rolling. If someone is expecting me, I tend to de-prioritize photos along the way. As we were staying with a friend of mine from high school, I felt pressured to stop as little as possible.
|Sunset along the US491 in New Mexico.|
|Nataani Nez restaurant.|