Monday, July 11, 2011

Looking Back #2 - Recycled Roadrunner

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... well... it's just a bird. A roadrunner to be exact.

07.242003NMRoadRunner-2On the lonely I-10 trucking east through a bit of New Mexico before the long hard stretch of Texas looking out over the Rio Grande is a statue of the state bird, the majestic desert dweller known as the roadrunner... made entirely of trash from a closed landfill. Installed sometime in 2000, Roadside America's readers report that the creator is a mystery, but that it originally was built at the city dump where the bird's "contents" came from and then moved to it's present location.

Ever vigilant, looking out over the city of Las Cruces.

Location: The roadrunner is located on a scenic overlook only accessible by the eastbound lanes of the I-10 as you come into Las Cruces.
Price: Free

1 comment:

angryparsnip said...

That is absolutely FABULOUS ! ! !
What a hoot...

If Arizona didn't have the Cactus Wren as the State Bird I think The Roadrunner would be a great choice, But as New Mexico became a state before Arizona it chose the Roadrunner. That's OK the Cactus Wrens are amazing to watch.
I know Arizona has lots of both birds.

cheers. parsnip