- If you're driving the 10 west of San Antonio, make a point of hitting the Bear Moon Bakery & Cafe in Boerne. The drive off the highway and into the cute little town was rewarded with some great Piggies, their superior version of a Texas kolatche. Random find.
- El Paso - The House of Sugar. Gorgeous, meticulously maintained.
- Las Vegas - Visibly affected by the economic depression. It's been taking a toll on both people and neighborhoods. Never did get a chance to take pictures inside Vegas Masonic Lodge #32, as I could have during a visit to their morning coffee club, open to the public. Also sad that time didn't allow for visits to either the Neon Graveyard or the Erotic Heritage Museum (nsfw). Happy to visit Johnstons Stables. Wished that someone answered the phone while I was taking shots outside, had hoped to get inside the expansive and intriguing grounds. Very happy to go to Frankie's Tiki Room. Leaving Vegas, had great subs (A "Bobbie" & "Slaw Be Jo") at the Boulder City Capriotti's.
- Tinkertown, NM! A great off-the-beaten-track attraction. 3$ bucks well spent!
- Visited Santa Fe, MN. Had inexpensive, good food at Harry's Road House and a great night at the El Ray Inn. The historic motor lodge was the hotel highlight of the trip. Would stay there again and recommend it to road-weary travelers. All found in the AAA guidebook.
- Stayed in Holbrook, NM, a Route 66 town. Gave me a desire to do a trip along the Mother Road.
Nice to be back in town.