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NEW MEXICO, U. S. A.

(Map of New Mexico, U. S. of A.)
Author’s note: Map, courtesy of
Merriam-Webster Online.

2005, Jan, 15 - Apr. 10
in the state of New Mexico, U. S. of A.

During the early part of 2005 I was driving truck for a company called `Mexico Trading' which is a subsidiary of `Tropimex'. Both companies are situated in Richmond, B C. Canada.

I drove an International conventional pulling 53 Ft. reefers to towns in Texas. Some of the products I hauled; meat, soap, etc. were destined for Texas but most were bound for Mexico.

Returning to Canada I carried some American products that I picked up in towns in Texas but most loads were products of Mexico; watermelons, avocados, etc, that I picked up from customs agents in border towns such as Laredo, Texas.

These are some of the pictures I took, through the windshield, along the route.

ALBUQUERQUE
AMARILLO
I-25
to US 44
I-40
EAST
BOUND
I-40
WEST
from TEXAS
I-40
ALBUQUERQUE
to GALLUP
LOVING
MORIARTY
ROSWELL
US 160
COLORADO
to NEW MEXICO
US 285
SOUTH
from I-40
US 285
NORTH
from TEXAS
US 666
NORTH
from I-40
US 666
SOUTH
from SHIPROCK
VAUGN

Our normal route, going South, was
US 160 FROM CORTEZ, COLORADO TO SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO

(4 lane highway through desert.)
(3 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)

HWY. I-40 - EAST BOUND

(4 lane highway through desert.)
(4 lane highway through desert.)
(4 lane highway through desert.)
(4 lane highway through desert.)

HWY. US-285
SOUTH FROM HWY. I-40

(4 lane highway through desert. Sun a small ball on horizon.)
SUN RISE, NOT SUN SET
(4 lane highway through desert.)

HWY. US-285
NORTH BOUND, FROM TEXAS TO I-40

(2 lane highway through desert, sign on side of road.)
LEAVING TEXAS, WELCOME TO NEW MEXICO
(2 lane highway through desert, sign on side of road.)
LOVING 21, CARLSBAD 33 Mi.
(Trees along side of highway.)
A PECAN ORCHARD WEST OF ROSWELL
(Trees along side of highway.)
(2 lane highway through desert.)
(Entrance to a rest area.)
THE SIGN READS, `WATCH FOR RATTLESNAKES'
(4 lane highway through desert, long train along side.)
(4 lane highway through desert, long train along side.)
(4 lane highway through desert, long train along side.)
(4 lane highway through desert, old building along side.)
AN OLD BUILDING I ALWAYS
WANTED TO STOP AND INVESTIGATE
(4 lane highway through desert, old building along side.)
I WENT BY SEVERAL TIMES
(4 lane highway through desert, old building along side.)
I NEVER DID TAKE THE TIME TO STOP
(4 lane highway through desert, long train and train station along side.)
THE TOWN OF VAUGHN IS A MAJOR STOP FOR FREIGHT TRAINS
(4 lane highway through town, burned building along side.)
THEY FOUND YOUR FINGER PRINT ON THE MATCH
(4 lane highway through town.)
(4 lane highway through town.)
(4 lane highway through town.)
DANNY'S RV PARK
(4 lane highway through desert.)
ADIOS, AMIGO

HWY. I-25 TO STATE HWY. 44

(Main highway through city, snow covered mountain in the background.)
LEAVING ALBUQUERQUE
(Main highway through city, snow covered mountain in the background.)
(Main highway through city, snow covered mountain in the background.)
(Main highway through city, snow covered mountain in the background.)
(Main highway through fields with scattered snow.)
(Main highway intersection)
TURNING ONTO HIGHWAY 44

STATE HWY. 44

(Highway through fields, mountains in the background.)
(Highway through fields, mountains in the background.)

(Highway through fields, mountains in the background.)
(Highway through fields, mountains in the background.)

HWY. I-40
WEST, FROM TEXAS

Returning from Houston, Texas I hit a snow storm. The highways closed down just as I got to Amarillo , Texas. I overnighted and started out the next morning but only got as far as the Western edge of the city.

West bound traffic was backed up so I pulled into a truck stop and waited for 4 hours until I heard that the road was almost cleared.

Some 21 rigs in the ditch over a distance of 14 miles.

(Main highway through snow covered desert, signs on side of road.)
CHICKEN COOP 18 mi., & WELCOME TO NEW MEXICO
(Main highway through snow covered desert, signs and building on side of road.)
WELCOME CENTER AND REST AREA
(Main highway through snow covered desert.)
(Trucks parked on highway.)
WHERE HAVE ALL THE DRIVERS GONE?
(Vehicles parked on highway, people in the median fighting with snowballs.)
(Vehicles parked on highway.)
EASTBOUND TRAFFIC WAS SPORADIC.
WESTBOUND WAS STATIONARY
(Vehicles parked on highway, trucks rolling down a side road.)
AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS WE STARTED TO MOVE, THEN,
WE HEARD (OVER THE CB RADIO) WE WERE STOPPING AGAIN,
SO WE TOOK AN OVERPASS TO A SIDE ROAD
(Vehicles parked on highway, trucks rolling down a side road.)
OUR SIDE ROAD RAN OUT SO WE CROSSED OVER
TO ANOTHER SIDE ROAD
(Vehicles parked on highway, trucks rolling Westbound.)
THE WEST BOUND LANES WERE ROLLING
THEN THE EAST BOUND LANES LOCKED UP
(Main highway through snow covered desert.)
ROLLING AGAIN

We carried on into Albuquerque but just before we got to Moriarty an accident in the east bound lanes stopped traffic there. East bound traffic did what we had done, switched over at Moriarty to a side road but we heard that that road collapsed under a rig and all East bound traffic came to a standstill.

HWY. I-40 WEST
FROM ALBUQUERQUE TO GALLUP

(Main highway through city.)
LEAVING ALBUQUERQUE
(Main highway through city.)
(Highway past bald prairie, red butte in the background.)
(Highway past bald prairie, long train on right, red butte in the background.)
(Highway past bald prairie, large casino on right, hills in the background.)
SKY CITY CASINO
(Highway past bald prairie, hills in the background.)
(Highway past bald prairie, hills in the background.)
(Highway past bald prairie, hills in the background.)

HWY. US 666
SOUTH FROM SHIPROCK

I ran into rain and then in the higher elevation around Tohatchi, I ran into snow. Shortly thereafter the sun came out and melted the snow as I dropped into lower elevation.

When I say elevation, I am only talking about a few feet. No major hills, just a slight climb.

(2 lane highway through desert, clouds gathering.)
I DON'T LIKE THE LOOK OF THOSE CLOUDS
(2 lane highway through desert, clouds gathering.)
(2 lane highway through desert, clouds gathering over a butte.)
ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A TWISTER
(2 lane highway through desert, clouds gathering over a butte.)
TOO BUSY CONCENTRATING ON MY DRIVING
TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE SNOW.
IT ONLY LASTED FOR A SHORT DISTANCE
(2 lane highway through desert, road wet.)
THE ROAD IS WET FROM THE MELTING SNOW
(2 lane highway through desert.)

HWY. US-666
NORTH FROM 1-40

Near Gallup

(Highway past field of stubble.)
(Highway past bald prairie, red butte in the background.)
(Highway through bald rolling prairie.)
(Highway through hills dotted with sagebrush.)
(Highway goes around a steep outcrop.)
(Highway winds between buttes.)
(Highway winds between buttes.)
(Highway through bald rolling prairie.)
NEXT STOP, SHIPROCK

END

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