Corona’s Cruise Across America: Route 66

New Mexico Route 66


The old Route 66 in New Mexico mostly follows Interstate 40. This picture was taken in Santa Rosa, NM.

New Mexico may be the most forgotten and overlooked state in the entire western U.S.

It takes (seemingly) forever to drive through and almost all of it is rural and remote. It has one of the lowest median incomes in all of the states.

It is the 5th largest state in the USA. It is known for its green chili, Native American culture and Spanish influence.

The Continental Divide also runs through New Mexico, just west of Albuquerque.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: JFK

It was raining in downtown Dallas so I couldn’t film very well, outside of the car.

I was trying to capture the place where President Kennedy was assassinated. It’s very close to downtown. In this video, you’ll have to wait until I am past all of the overpasses in order to see the location.

The limo with JFK on board was traveling in the opposite direction, like the cars you see near me on the street to the left. Look fast and you’ll even see the famed, grassy knoll where memorials are now located.

There are almost six blocks worth of Memorials in Dallas to commemorate the tragic event.

Corona’s Cruise Across America: Louisiana

The state of Louisana was a state that I drove straight across and only stopped once. It was for fuel in a town called Monroe.

After crossing the Mississippi River, I expected a nice “Welcome to Louisiana” sign. However, the first billboard that drivers are greeted by, is one for an “adult” store. This is followed by billboards for discount liquor stores, bars with poker games  and a “gentleman’s club”.

Finally, the last billboard was the “Welcome to Louisiana” sign. By this time, some drivers may  have already turned around to go back into family-friendly Mississippi.

I saw the city skyline of Shreveport at night, while I was driving past. It is a huge, well-lit gambling mecca with tall casino/hotels everywhere. It looked like Las Vegas. Keep in mind of course, that I saw it at night.

The gas price in Monroe was the lowest on the entire trip.

I paid $2.09 and $2.08 a gallon for gas in Florida, $2.10 in Daphne, Alabama and now here was this tremendously cheap price in Louisiana…  I’ve become so accustomed to California prices that $1.86 per gallon made me feel like I was stealing this gas.

Thanks Louisiana!

Monroe, Louisiana Gas Price