Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Day 14: Cars

I just watched the movie, Cars, and now I want to take a road trip on Historic Route 66. It's also made me think I might even like to move back to the desert high country.

I'm thinking Albuquerque or Santa Fe.

Hm. The possibilities.


Anonymous said...

Albuquerque is the best! Everyone should live there at one point in their lives.

Anonymous said...

Albuquerque is the best place to "be from" Far away FROM.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Oh dear. Dueling banjos.

I always say Utah is a nice place to be FROM, but I know there are people out there who adore it and call it home.

So tell me, Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2 (is that like Thing 1 and Thing 2??), what makes Albuquerque so wonderful and so awful?

Swizzies said...

Albuquerque is nice, but hotter 'n hell in the summer. And always on the verge of apocalyptic droughts, which tends to make me a nervous nelly. Okay, I am anyhow.

Santa Fe is loverly, but chock full o' spiritual anodes, new agers, artists whose medium is watercolors and/or beads, and other crunchy types. Usually they make nice neighbors when they're not offering to read your chi or sumpin'.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

I'd vote for you to end up in Santa Fe, so when I become a famous artist (or an artist at all) I can come visit and hit up the galleries there to maybe get my work there.

That way I can visit AND use the trip as a business expense. See how ingenious??

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Swizzies: At this stage, I think I need to have my chi read. Or sumpin'. Maybe I need to eat a peyote brownie and see what kind of inspiration I get from that.

SML: Maybe that's it. I should set up a "You Can Blog It" Writer's Center with an "artist of the month" featured. We could have free WiFi and an espresso bar. (I'd have to hire someone to make the coffee, though.)

dani said...

I had the same reaction to seeing Cars - I just wanted to hit the open road.

Mary Ellen said...

Her Majesty's Secret Record Shop and the rattlesnake museum made me a fan of Albuquerque. And the TV ads we saw for Rodeo Blooper videos. I can still make my mom laugh out loud by mentioning it.

Parts are pretty flat, and you'd better dig Southwest adobe architecture and be willing to hang a string of chiles outside your door.

Oh, and there are some shitty stretches of Route 66. I'm guessing they didn't go through Tucumcari in the movie?