This particular photo was taken in downtown Pheonix, Arizona. A friend and I were wondering around, killing time whilst waiting to fly to Chicago. This is some of what we experienced. This is the real America. A swap meet, a man that drove a truck interstate for $2.99 in order to pay off his 80k mortgage, patriotic knife salesmen challenging our gun laws and cold, desolate streets.
But despite these factors, Pheonix was a town that ranked highly in the road trip. It was definitely one place that was essential in any US road trip. It has it all. Desert, cowboys, ghettos’, god-fearing, flag-bearing citizens and modern broken America.