Driving from Houston to northern California and back means a whole lot of hours staring at (pretty but unvarying) desert. Luckily, this desert is broken up with some of the most ridiculous, delightful, creepy tourist attractions. So I thought I'd share the places I stopped at:
WARNING: Picture of a mummified body below (real or not, I have no idea). Just in case you don't like that kind of thing.
So at a Shell station in the middle of nowhere, Arizona, you can go see THE THING.
On the way back home, I stopped at the meteor crater (again, middle of nowhere, AZ).
In Gallup, New Mexico, I got lunch at the El Rancho Hotel, a hotel I'd been to on the last road trip I was on. It's an old Hollywood hotel and has been used as headquarters for many western movies. There are tons of photos in the lobby of all the celebrities who used to stay there.
Next up, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, the grave of Billy the Kid.
Basically, New Mexico and Arizona have some of the strangest, most ridiculous tourist stops ever. I can't recommend them enough.
Happy Friday, everyone! Anyone have any fun weekend plans?