Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We don't need no stinkin' 4-wheel drive, man...

We see something cool, we go!

That's our road trip rule.

Sometimes it doesn't work out perfectly, but this time it did!

No damage to the undercarriage of the car!

No getting stuck!

No panic attacks from feeling like we're on a set of Deliverance!

But.

Whenever we see trees growing out of rocks we have to go closer to look.





And then, when we see a cool, falling down oil well, we have to drive up to see that, too.



And then...

Then...

When we see some cool rock ruins in the distance, we have to inch down a horrible road with big holes, giant ruts, etc. to see what's up.




We puzzled over what these ruins might be.

It took some creative googling, but I finally discovered we discovered the remains of the American Meteorite Museum. Originally built in 1946 by Dr. Harvey H. Nininger, the building served as a museum, home, workplace and lab for the meteor crater outside of Winslow, Arizona.

It's always exciting to find some remnants of the past that spark your imagination and get your car really, really, really muddy!

On Friday I'll show you some pictures of the cool Railroad hotel and then I'll quit boring you!

Thanks for stopping by.

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23 comments:

Theresa said...

We do that too when we are out riding! We saw lots of your beautiful sites when we were there several years ago:) We even took a jeep tour way off the beaten path! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What beautiful place you have to explore!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures!
Sometimes we find great things without even trying!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Not boring at all! I always find it interesting to see what it's like where other folks live. That is so, so different from here! I'm kind of surprised that the museum is in such disrepair for only having been built in 1946.

Vicki/Jake said...

Cool roadtrip Jenny, keep the camera busy, this is fun!

taylorsoutback said...

Love those photos - and the ruins are fabulous...while we also have a 4 wheel drive truck which has done the Haul Road to the Arctic Circle (same one as on Ice Road Truckers, BTW) being on the 4 wheeler does have its benefits! Total freedom, go anywhere, wind blowing through your hair...bugs in your teeth...so fun :o)

Post more photos - they are great!

Amy said...

These are awesome pics Miss Jenny! I enjoyed going along on your road trip with you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny such wonderful images! I love the ruins and how fun to figure out what they were. XO Linda

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Yep, sounds like us...although we tend to go down roads where you have to back-up over cliffs, just to give one a "thrill"!! That building looks so much older than the 40's, guess it is the desert conditions. Great pictures!

Jo said...

this is quite the interesting road trip! such fab pictures ... kind of cool yet sad to see so many broken dreams ...

Tina´s PicStory said...

great pics! i ♥ the warm colors :)

☆☆Mumsy said...

What a fun road trip, and so many interesting things to see.

Beautiful photos!

Jann Olson said...

Jenny, Oh how I love to explore. I do have a for wheel drive. Mainly because I am always hauling something or other. What a fun adventure! Glad you didn't get stuck!

Ms. A said...

One thing you can never be, is boring. Love the photos!

Sue said...

You two are great explorers, and it's really cool that you have that in common!

=)

Wanda..... said...

Very interesting ....the Meteorite Museum looked quite different back then!

Nezzy said...

Whose bored? Certainly not us!!!

I adore your off~road finds, they're the best Miss Jenny and so what if ya get a little muddy 'round the edges. Heck, we live on a 'dirt' road...it's just a way of life 'round here!

God bless and have a fun day sweetie!!! :o)

Melinda Cornish said...

I always have to stop and look at everything too...some folks call it add..you know, running from one thing to the next...

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

What a great road trip! Last time my hubby and I went on a little "off road" drive, we got stuck in the mud! Thankfully a friend brought his truck out and pulled us out. I thought it was quite hilarious, my hubby didn't! He's so silly.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, I wouldn't have stopped for the rock with the tree and we have oil wells all around here...but the ruins would have grabbed me and sucked me in. I would have googled too! Really cool looking!

myorii said...

Your mini road trip just keeps getting cooler and cooler :) Wow! You found some old ruins! I bet no one has seen this place in a long time! I think you and Mr. Jenny should become explorers. I would enjoy reading your adventures very much :)

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Matthew says "that rock looks like it's saying 'aaaaaaah'".

anitamombanita said...

We pretty much have the same road trip rules...we see, we go. Nice photos!