Getting Around

House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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The Vault Parker, Colorado

For Weston's birthday, we visit " The Vault. " A local family built this museum and storage/work space for their collection of vintage cars. For ten bucks, adults can spend as much time as they like with automobiles from the early 1900's to now. The cars have been...

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Paint and Body Shop, Colorado Thom's Place

Metal can be cut, bent, welded, bolted, folded,stacked,sanded,smoothed. It can make incredible sculptures or just simple brackets. Protected from water, it lasts hundreds of years. Made from Earth's minerals, steel has became the prime building material for our...

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Gong for a paint job

This car is no longer a car. It is a piece of family history. In high school, Weston started banging out dents, measuring from A to B, searching the internet for alternators and chrome. In college, he was home for holidays and fashioned new panels for rusted out steel...

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Back Way Wreck Highway 285 between Pecos and Clines Corners

Traffic crawls. People look at the crumpled vehicles, cross their hearts if they are Catholic, peek and stare. There isn't a body on the road covered with a blanket, but yellow plastic tape has secured this crash site for investigators.. Gated communities, close...

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Rigo’s Truck Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque

We follow our chosen trail, turning and twisting, finding footholds in granite boulders to take us further up a sandy small arroyo lined with brush.  It is Saturday and most hikers are still in bed. Deer gnats, fierce this time of year, must have partied late because...

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Wrong Way I-40 @ San Mateo

The signs are clear - this is the WRONG way. It is such a WRONG way that two large red signs, plus a DO NOT ENTER sign, emphasize the warning. Cars exit I-40 here, onto San Mateo Blvd, a busy Albuquerque north- south arterial. My old elementary school, behind these...

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Tram Ride On Vacation

The Sandia Mountains are pink at dusk. The setting western sun turns them the color of watermelons, for which they were named by indigenous Indians thousands of years ago. The peaks were thrust up in the last ten million years during the formation of the Rio Grande...

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Mother Road Route 66 through New Mexico

Route 66 is the most famous United States highway that joined others to became the U.S. Interstate Highway system that linked our 50 states, made remote places accessible, let restless spirits roam to where they belonged, spawned a history of music, posters, legends...

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Cumbres Toltec Railroad- Video Back to yesteryear

Highway 285 winds it's way through Espanola, Ojo Caliente, Tres Piedras, Antonito, and eventually Alamosa, Colorado. Another way to see this high country is riding a narrow gauge railroad that runs from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico. This narrow gauge train...

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Flight Tracker Tokyo to Minnesota

On the back of airplane seats, in front of you, is an entertainment console with music, movies, diversions.. If you hit a flight tracker button, you can see the path of your flight in midair, wind speed, plane speed, miles traveled, miles to go. Checking the flight...

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Escalator Selfie Haneda Airport, Japan

This tunnel is well lit. Some tunnels are rabbit holes, some filled with pack rat vaults. Some tunnels are underground, dark and womb like, leading to gold and silver leprecaun caches. Some tunnels are constructed with giant boring machines, go under seas and through...

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