Seeking Truth and Forgiveness on Route 66 – Part 2

After leaving Route 66 tourist town, Seligman. The road becomes a long stretch of beauty and solitude of the desert life — waiting to be discovered.

I put the SUV on cruise control, as the song “Hotel California” by the band Eagles began to play. I felt my heart lighten and a big smile spread across my face as I cranked up the volume and sang along at the top of my voice — looking forward to the unknown destinations ahead.

It was such an amazing feeling to drive aimlessly without a care in the world. With an occasional passerby, I was pretty much all alone out there in the hot desert sun — enjoying my freedom and the breathtaking vista around me.

I was pleasantly surprised by the change in the terrain on Route 66 as I continued on to the next town. The road went from flat and straight to steep hills and winding curves. The top speed I could drive with my SUV was around 30 miles per hour. As I carefully navigate around the curves, I thought how exhilarating it would be to drive the road in a convertible sports car with the top down.  🙂

9 thoughts on “Seeking Truth and Forgiveness on Route 66 – Part 2

  1. Last year the hubby, one daughter and her family and I did this trip in a big ole RV. Some of your photos look very familiar. I, too, have one looking down one of those long stretches of road that are seemingly endless. I continue to keep you in my thoughts.

  2. This is a super story, apart from the obviously sad situation that kicked it off. Stay positive for the future. Still more great images, and I totally agree that the best ‘wheels’ for it would be ‘open top’. Dave

  3. The words and the images go well together, Emily – a very enjoyable post. I don’t know the details but I gather that you’ve had some bad times lately – well, hang on in there, things are not all bad, there’s a whole lot of good around too – as you’re finding on Route 66. Adrian

    1. Thank you for the comforting words, Adrian. Glad you enjoyed the images and story. Unfortunately, I have hit a rough patch in life lately. I know this time will pass… and yes, there are some good things happening too. I just need to not focus so much on the bad.

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