Let there be light

Instead of posting all of them at once, I’m going to post my photos from our trip to New Mexico in batches. This is the neon batch:

There is nothing like the Blue Swallow after a rain. The light is amazing.
Neon reflections at Circa, the new coffeehouse at the Route 66 Motel in Tucumcari.
Raindrops catch the light after a rare desert rain.

Do you recognize this sign?

This one has been dimmed for many years.
No paint left; just rust and a few broken tubes.
I liked the color and the light.

Highlight of the trip: Lining up a fabulous historic preservation project for next summer. I’m not at liberty to discuss the details just yet, except to note that I am now shopping for a gym and possibly a personal trainer to whip myself into shape for this one, because it’s going to be the most physically demanding project I’ve been involved in since the Texas Old Route 66 Association cleaned out the Triangle Motel five years ago.