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SOUTHWEST PILGRIMAGE: ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO

May 30, 2013

With Memorial Day weekend a wrap, it is time to get back to sharing my epic journey with you across the country.  After exiting California, we headed into Scottsdale for the night and then made our way to New Mexico through some back road driving and exploring off the beaten path.  The sights we saw along these few days were diverse and rich in character and history.  From the skylines and desert dunes to the many antique store stops and roadhouses, there was a treasure to be found around every corner.  It was amazing how the landscape changed from Arizona to New Mexico and it was so interesting to pass through both in the same day and see it gradually change. For this post, I’m utilizing Instagram to tell the story from my feed as well as my traveling partner’s @lohdy.  Hope you enjoy!

Arizona border by @lohdy

Arizona border by @lohdy

We are America by @lohdy

We are America by @lohdy

World's largest smoke shop by @lohdy

World’s largest smoke shop by @lohdy

Side of the road sights by @lohdy

Side of the road sights by @lohdy

Small town AZ by @lohdy

Small town AZ by @lohdy

Arizona saguaros by @theschereport

Arizona saguaros by @theschereport

Frank Lloyd Wright's Talisen West in Scottsdale by @lohdy

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Talisen West in Scottsdale by @lohdy

Talisen West by @lohdy

Talisen West by @lohdy

AZ off road landscape by @lohdy

AZ off road landscape by @lohdy

Apache Reservation by @theschereport

Apache Reservation by @theschereport

Curly's Place in Ft Thomas, AZ. A MUST STOP by @lohdy

Curly’s Place in Ft Thomas, AZ. a MUST stop by @lohdy

Best bar on the side of a highway I've ever seen by @theschereport

Best bar on the side of a highway I’ve ever visited by @theschereport

Behind the bar at Curly's Place by @theschereport

Behind the bar at Curly’s Place by @theschereport

A stop at an amazing vintage store Somewhere in Arizona by @lohdy

Side of the road stop somewhere in Arizona by @lohdy

My amazing charcoal and watercolor prints from 1978 that I bought at this stop by @theschereport

My amazing charcoal and watercolor prints from 1978 that I bought at this stop by @theschereport

Guns for sale on the side of the road by @lohdy

Guns for sale on the side of the road by @lohdy

Teepee on the side of the road in New Mexico by @theschereport

Teepee on the side of the road in New Mexico by @theschereport

@lohdy's perspective

@lohdy’s perspective

White Sands National Monument, NM by @lohdy

White Sands National Monument, NM by @lohdy

Partners in crime at White Sands by @lohdy

Partners in crime at White Sands by @lohdy

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One Comment leave one →
  1. June 8, 2013 5:43 pm

    Love the partner in crime shot!

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