R and G's Excellent Adventure (2010)

Photos from a road trip across the southwestern United States on August 7-12, 2010.

Animals Potentially Dangerous

Sign at the trading post in Oklahoma.


Wagon at the trading post in Oklahoma.


My car at the trading post in Oklahoma.

Trading Post Restaurant

The Trading Post Restaurant (and my car) in Oklahoma.

Groom Cross (One)

The huge cross in Groom, TX, and my car for perspective.

Groom Cross (Two)

Another of the huge cross in Groom, TX.

Route 66 Sign

The Route 66 sign for Groom, Texas.

Captain America (Groom, Texas)

Captain America (Happy Meal toy) as we left Groom, TX.

Flying Saucer

Report of flying saucer in Roswell Daily Record, 1947.

Weather Balloon

Investigating the "weather balloon" that crashed in Roswell.

Captain America (Roswell)

Captain America at the UFO Museum in Roswell, NM.

MJ-12 Files

The Majestic-12 files!

Souvenir Coins

Roswell souvenir coins (I got one, obviously).


The spare tire on my car, changed by yours truly.

Tire Replacement

My car fully unloaded at a tire shop in Van Horn, TX.

Prada Marfa

The Prada Marfa art installation, Marfa, TX.


The surrounding countryside around Prada Marfa.


Storm clouds in the distance at Prada Marfa.

Lonely Road

The empty road alongside Prada Marfa.


Graffiti on the Prada Marfa installation.

Description of Prada Marfa

Description of Prada Marfa installation.

Grand Canyon (One)

Grand Canyon, seen from the south.

Cloudy Sky

Clouds and blue sky at the Grand Canyon.

Stacked Rocks

Stacked rocks at the edge of the Canyon.

The Lodge

The southern rim facilities seen from across the Canyon.


The river running through the Canyon.

The Canyon and the Sky

The Canyon and the blue sky.

Panorama of the Canyon

Panoramic shot of the Grand Canyon.

No Parking

No parking cone at the Grand Canyon.


The generators at the Hoover Dam.

Hoover Dam Welcome

Sign inside the Hoover Dam.

The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam, seen from the side.


The newly constructed bridge across the gorge and the Colorado River.

Captain America (Hoover Dam)

Captain America at the Hoover Dam.

Nevada Time

Nevada Time at the Hoover Dam.


Sign commemorating the Dam's namesake (and Captain America).

Lake Mead

Lake Mead behind the Hoover Dam.

Arizona Time

Arizona Time at the Hoover Dam.


Hoover Dam, modern civil engineering wonder.

Dr Mead

Sign commemorating the namesake of Lake Mead.


Sign commemorating California (represent!).

Statue of Dam Worker

Huge statue of a dam worker.