We watched Rainman last night because a good chunk of the mid-part of our trip followed the route that Dustin Hoffman took with Tom Cruise in that movie. Definitely the scenes of New Mexico were in locations we had been to and we know that the movie followed part of the old Route 66, as we did. It’s a great movie and we loved it more than ever now that we really understand the feeling of those old roads.
We deliberately wanted side roads — we wanted to see America as it had been in earlier days and we wanted to avoid crowded freeways. I think from these pictures you’ll see that we accomplished that.