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On the road again ... westbound

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Minuteman3, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. While visiting family and friends back east, we stopped for a few hours in Gettysburg, PA, and the battlefield monument. I will admit that I know very little about civil war battlefields, but I do know that the events at Gettysburg were crucial. We saw the battlefield itself ...
    Gettysburg 1.
    NIKON D750    ---    21mm    f/22.0    1/2000s    ISO 5000

    And also spent some time in the museum and visitor center. I was overwhelmed a bit by the "Cyclorama" 360º painting that I understand dates from the 1800's.

    Gettysburg 2.
    NIKON D750    ---    55mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 5000

    The detail was amazing as was the description of what was depicted. Again, I am woefully unqualified to comment much about the battlefield, but if the area was closer, I have a feeling I would spend a lot more time learning about this critical phase of our history.

    We spent a night in Lexington, KY, and in the morning as we were heading out to the freeway and looking for a gas station we found ourselves in what appeared to be a pricey little neighborhood of horse farms. We rounded one corner and found ourselves looking at a .... castle?

    Lexington KY.
    NIKON D750    ---    24mm    f/9.0    1/320s    ISO 100

    The signs indicated it was some sort of event center/hotel/high end restaurant!! Not expecting that!!

    Later, after leaving Amarillo, TX, we stopped at the "famous" Cadillac Ranch.

    Cadillac Ranch (1).
    NIKON D750    ---    98mm    f/5.0    1/400s    ISO 100

    Cadillac Ranch.
    NIKON D750    ---    24mm    f/7.1    1/200s    ISO 100

    This was one of several well known spots on Route 66 that we visited. Another was the Blue Swallow in Tucumcari, NM.

    Blue Swallow Motel.
    NIKON D750    ---    65mm    f/7.1    1/800s    ISO 100

    Timing prevented us from doing the locale justice.

    Next up was a key series of stops that was really the focus of our trip home.

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  2. What fun Ken!
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  3. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    How cool is this? Your photos are wonderful and I’m totally jealous!
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  4. You should have altered your route to go by Carhenge, in Alliance Nebraska and the Stonehenge Replica/memorial in Goldendale, WA :D :D :D 

    Collect all 3 in one trip and you get a prize!
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  5. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Ken, you show some fond memories of Rt66.
    I travelled it 20 years ago...

    Kind regards
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