The road goes on forever

Just a post and run today - off to the airport.  By the time anyone sees this, I will be airborne somewhere!  Thanks to all of you who have visited and commented on my shots this week.  Travel has made it a bit tough to keep up, so thank you and know I will be catching up soon!

This is from my last visit to New Mexico.  We will be out there again in a few weeks and I am getting excited about it!  The landscapes are so beautiful, and there is so much to see!

New road, old mountain

I like road shots. They give that impression of just taking off somewhere and driving for the sake of driving.  In this case, we were driving with an actual destination, which was Ojo Caliente Hot Springs in New Mexico.  We were mostly on back roads, zig-zagging a bit as we followed the recommended route on our map.  It was flat, dry, and barren.  At some point we got onto this road, and as we came just over a rise, I was frantically grabbing my camera so I could get this shot.  Thank goodness my wife was driving!  It is interesting how quickly a landscape can change.  All of a sudden, we were in an incredibly beautiful area.  I love how the road bumps off into the distance, and disappears into the mountains.

A bend in the road

From out in the Texas hill country, right by Enchanted Rock if you know the area.  I was meandering out there with a buddy, and as we approached this section of road I called out "Stop!".  I like road shots, though this isn't the typical "open road" sort of thing, I still liked it.