We are back in southern Arizona and ready to begin our journey from Tucson west to the Pacific Ocean on Interstate 10. We have already traveled east on Interstate 10 (I-10) from southern Arizona to Jacksonville, Florida, over 2,000 miles. Exploring the I-10 east corridor through New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Now lets go west.
But first, let’s explore a small fraction of the area on the border of Mexico and Arizona. We will travel north on Interstate 19 (I-19), the only highway in America that I know of that is marked in kilometers instead of miles. The story goes that in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there was a push in congress to change America to the metric system, they started experimenting with this on Interstate 19, but the idea never took off and now we are left with I-19 being the only road in America measured in kilometers. I can neither confirm or deny this story as true or false.
From I-19 we connect with I-10 in Tucson, Arizona. Come along as we travel to Tucson from the border of Mexico…
Couldn’t resist showing the road to Tucson from the border of Mexico. In my next post we will pick up on Interstate 10 west from Tucson to Phoenix, Arizona. Some people think of Arizona as desert, however as you can see from our pictures southern Arizona is anything but a desert. For more about southern Arizona see my post entitled “Southern Arizona” for just a smidgen more of the mountainous topography of the area.
(The picture above is of the Pecos River in southwest Texas.) My name is Terry C Barber, I am a disabled veteran, retired military and retired pastor. MaryAnn’s a retired special education teacher. Our Next Chapter, the open road – we call it “the Barber Road.” You're invited to join us as we explore North America in our Leisure Travel Van with two Shitzu pups.