Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 6

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is currently parked at Santa Rosa Lake State Park, about 125 miles east of Albuquerque. I expect to leave here tomorrow.

Monday I took the Bronco into Santa Rosa to do laundry. I took some photos along the way…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Here’s what the view from the top of the dam looks like…

Santa Rosa is on Historic Route 66. In 1937 it was re-aligned…meaning the route was changed. Santa Rosa remains as the original Route 66. This sign verifies that fact…

Here’s a photo of a very famous railroad bridge as seen looking north on the Pecos River from the Route 66 roadway bridge. If you saw the movie The Grapes of Wrath…Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) looks at this bridge as the train crosses over inspiring him to head West.

I took the opportunity to re-watch The Grapes of Wrath last night. Immediately after the train scene, there are scenes in a gas station and a diner which according to the Internet were also shot in Santa Rosa, but not identified as such, Whereas the train scene actually shows the sign for the Pecos River as it crosses the Route 66 roadway bridge…

The Pecos River looking south from the Route 66 roadway bridge…

Other views from around town…

You can read all about Santa Rosa by clicking this Wikipedia informational link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa,_New_Mexico

Enjoying interesting historic places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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