Driving I-40 east, minding our own business, listening to a book on our MP3 player with our headphones, when suddenly the interstate is closed both directions. The eastbound lanes are directed off at San Jon NM to go south on 469. Two lane road doesn’t look too bad. The entire line of vehicles turns left (east) and we follow, though the road doesn’t show up on my map of Texas. It is on the GPS and it says we are on Historic Route 66. Well, this part of Route 66 is original and has not been paved – ever, it seems. We think it can’t go on like this for too long, and we don’t have much choice with 18-wheelers in front and behind. This picture was taken at 1:42 pm.
It’s 2:07 now. The road is going AWAY from I-40, it is now 2″ gravel washboard and the trucks & cars behind us are wanting to go faster than we are travelling. We can’t go any faster, no where to turn around and to go where??