I decided to make the drive from Albuquerque to San Antonio in one leg. Google maps indicated nearly a 12-hour drive. Started in a bit of fog in Albuquerque.
The fog lasted for about twenty miles before it cleared, after that it was clear and bright. It was fabulous driving conditions. We passed several small towns and stopped to take a few photos and stretch. One place we did want to stop and walk around was Gallup, NM
Jerry's Café is one of the best restaurants for New Mexico and Southwestern food anywhere. There is always a line during lunch and dinner. Amazing food, the chile and the sopapillas are the best.
This is Hiroshi Miyamura a recipient of the Medal of Honor for exceptional gallantry during the Korean War. He fought a delaying action so his machine gun platoon could escape after being overrun by Chinese troops. Sgt. Miyamura was eventually taken prisoner and held until the cease fire. He is a native of Gallup, NM. This display can be seen at the Veteran's Memorial Plaza along with displays honoring other veterans from Gallup. He is still going strong at 94. Remarkable man.
Some of the places we stopped at and photographed. A lot of these towns, sadly, decayed after I-40 replaced Route 66. The interstate effectively bypassed these towns closing once thriving businesses.
Pam and I will be in San Antonio for a week or so for Fiesta de Los Reyes, a ten day celebration throughout San Antonio. Then New Orleans for a few days.