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Highway 666 by Rainbow-Teardrop Highway 666 by Rainbow-Teardrop
Have you ever gotten lost in the desert?

That day we did. Drove for hours, from Arizona, through Utah and Colorado, looking for a way to I-70.
Highway 666 was next on the map.
But highway 666 was nowhere to be found.

They sold us a damn cheap old map at that gas station back in Oklahoma.
In 2003, they changed the remaining bit of highway 666 into US 491.
It took us all day and night to find our way out of the desolation and finally get on I-70.

I will never forget the poor indian trailers in the middle of arid and deserted lands, the shapes and colors of lunar nature, the endlessly stretching horizon, the heat, the filthy bathroom and its roaches, at that gas station in the middle of nowhere, the old rusted signs, the icecubes melting in our cooler, the static on the radio, the silence, the air conditioning that was never set right, the cold hotdogs, the highlighted itinerary on our old and torn map, the fear that gets to my stomach, the thrill, the stars in my eyes...
Lose your way through the desert, just for a day, and your head will be full of unspeakable and unforgettable memories.

Our journey was far from being over, though.


>> Utah
September 5 2005
Canon EOS 500. (yes, I *still* use film)
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Rikuturso Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Great picture!
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to live in Oklahoma City and now back in England well remember those trips across the State line. Yes, a lot of gas station maps mention Route 66, mainly because it goes clean thru OKC, and from there out onto the old Route 666 extension, which as you mentioned was changed due to popular opinion, and the bible belt mentality of some folk.s Nevertheless, a harsh part of the world to be lost in ... and yes, I speak from personal experience. Love the image you have posted here.
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KaaSan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Just letting you know I featured this in my journal, here: [link]

Hope you don't mind, and have a good day! :)
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Jennbawa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Hello! :wave: Outstanding work! I have featured this in my recent journal entry under my "Recent Favorites" section!! If for any reason you would like me to remove it, please let me know!! :hug:
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deuethnic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
natural born killers :heart:

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great work ;)
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GeMir Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot.
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JuanMonroe Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
like an old road movie
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courtney176 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Reminds of Boulevard of Broken Dreams! Nice picture. Very Texas-chainsaw-massacre-ish. Well done!
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4percent Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I live in Oklahoma. :XD:
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ilovegravy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
my goodness, what an experience! :O :omg: I'm glad you made it out okay, though :)
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