Thursday, October 25, 2018

Welcome to Las Cruces, NM

You may remember the Road Runner cartoon.

And Sesame Street's Big Bird.

Well, here's another famous bird that you won't see on Saturday morning TV.

On Interstate 10 east bound In a rest area on the south side of I-10, just west of Las Cruces and just east of the Picacho Ave. exit, between mileposts 134 and 135. Only accessible from the eastbound lanes.

A giant, bigger than life, Road Runner sculpture made from recycled trash

watches over Las Cruces, NM.

Many people have stopped at the rest stop and were amazed at what the sculpture is made of.  However many more people are not able to travel to the site to see for themselves.  So with the use of modern technology (not really, just a Canon T5 Rebel camera and a 300mm telephoto lens), I've taken a few close ups for those that can't make the trip to get a little closer view.

Starting at the head.
If you look close you can see many tennis shoes that have met their match.

In the body you can see computer parts that have computed where to go when they can no longer compute.
Also you can see crutches that have helped their former owners back to health so are no longer needed.
They are now helping to hold this statue together.

Bicycle handle bars with the hand brakes still attached.
An old belt that couldn't hold up those over sized jeans anymore.

And all the way down to the tail, a spatula that could't flip one more pancake.
BX electrical cable and even Aladdin's Lamp.

It's good that these objects have been given a new lease on life and have a purpose of enhancing our travel with beauty and awe and not being buried in a land field.  They also make us think about how disposable our society has become not only with objects but also with people.

If you get the opportunity, stop by and see what other objects you can see in the sculpture.
If you can't stop by, just look closely at these pictures and see what else you can find.

For more information on the sculpture look here.

And as always stay safe and...

Happy travels,


Sunday, May 13, 2018


Wanna make friends around the world?


What is Postcrossing?

The goal of this project is to allow anyone to send and receive postcards from all over the world!
The idea is simple: for each postcard you send, you will receive one back from a random postcrosser from somewhere in the world.


Simply because, like its founder, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail.
Receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of!) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises — and who wouldn't like that?

Is Postcrossing safe?
Your personal data, including your address, is important to you (and to Postcrossing), so  Postcrossing was designed to be safe and work hard to protect you and your data.

So, you can leave the country

without leaving your computer!

And as always stay safe and...

Happy travels,