I have one rule when I am out and about photographing. I do not stop along the interstate to photograph anything. I miss a lot of fantastic photos because of this, but with the high speeds of traffic I feel it is to dangerous to pull over. Highways and secondary roads are fair game.
Day 1(Sunday 7/19), 433 miles
I live in Illinois on the Indiana border. We left their Sunday afternoon and drove to Joplin, MO. No photos it looks the same as IL and we went through the Ozarks after dark.
Day 2(Monday 7/20), 762 miles
We left Joplin that morning and headed for Albuquerque. We did stop at the Memorial Park in Oklahoma City.
This is The Fence, it was originally put up to protect the site. People have been leaving tokens for remembrance and hope.
This is The Survivor Tree. It survived the blast. The wall is inscribed with; The Spirit of this city and this nation will not be defeated; our deeply rooted faith sustains us.
This is The Reflecting Pool and in the distance you can see The Field of Empty Chairs. Each Chair represent a life lost and sits on a glass base that is inscribed with the person's name. They also vary in size, a small chair for a child and a large chair for an adult.
A chalkboard laid into the ground in The Children's Area.
A wall of hand painted tiles from children across the nation.
A couple of photos taken in New Mexico at a rest area.