Circles on Route 66

A little preview of our road trip on Route 66!  Travel With Intent has a weekly challenge on Sundays, and this week the theme is circle. What better place to find circles than on Route 66, “America’s Road,” which celebrates our car culture??  Here are some random “rounds” from our trip.


One of several painted mini-cars in downtown Pontiac, Illinois



This plaque honors World War II veterans depicted in a mural in Cuba, Missouri.



New Mexico’s state symbol is the “Zia” sun sign from the Pueblo tribe. This “Great Seal” of the state of New Mexico appears on the floor of the rotunda of the state capitol, in Santa Fe.



The ceiling of that same rotunda. Unlike other state capitols, Santa Fe’s does not have a dome and the building itself is round.



Stained glass window in Cathedral Basilica San Francisco in Santa Fe, NM



Bumper sticker on a car in Arizona



An abandoned gas station somewhere in New Mexico was adorned with brightly painted bicycles.



Motel parking lot, San Bernardino, California



Woven basket over fireplace at El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, NM



Ancient petroglyphs on volcanic rock at Petroglyphs National Monument, NM



Round barrel platforms at sunset over the Mississippi River, western Illinois
















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