When Molly and I travel we like to avoid the interstate highway system. Those 4+ lane roads take one away from seeing America, and only focus on getting from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time possible. Add the road signs and truck traffic into the equation, and I am surprised anyone uses these roads.
Yesterday we drove 300+ miles in our journey towards Santa Fe, New Mexico. While there was an obvious route using interstates, we chose two lane rural highways. At times it felt like we were the only car on the road! The image below was taken in southeastern Colorado as the Rocky Mountains started to rise up on the horizon. While some folks might consider the scenery bleak, I felt it was beautiful. Just a few miles down the road from where I took my landscape photograph, we came across a large number of antelopes. It was a good day to be on America’s rural highways!