Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"America the Beautiful"

Ray Charles was singing "America the Beautiful" as we drove across Oklahoma with its spacious skies this morning. Fields near the road were just beginning to show light green -- they'll be amber later. In the afternoon when we got to New Mexico, we saw distant mesas and small mountains in a purple light. A perfect song for traveling!

Purple mountains near our motel in Albuquerque. I didn't take any photos of the scenery as we drove and listened.
Old Route 66 was pretty much in the same place as our road, Interstate 44, and we observed a few of the tourist attractions that commemorate the route now. I'll be writing about that later.

Our afternoon music was a series of pieces by Bach, including concertos, the Goldberg Variations, and the French Suites. More perfect music as the scenery changed from very dull Texas panhandle dryness to the much more beautiful mountains as you come down into Albuquerque. The constant variation of the scenery is amazing.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

I think we'd travel well together -- at least with our playlists! (And dining!) Looks like the perfect drive and musical score.