Having never been to this area before 2 weeks ago, I wanted to share my pleasure in seeing the highway art out of Santa Fe on the way to Bandelier National Monument (HWY 84/285 north). There were several overpass bridges that were decorated with Indian art forms and names. I found myself taking pictures through the windshield as we approached the bridges because they were so unique. Also closer to the city, there were embankments that were decorated, some with tiles of birds or lizards, some with patterns. Coming from southern California, and having traveled to many other states, it seems to me that New Mexico spends a greater percentage of their money on their highway infrastructure than most other states, although I have no idea if that is true or not. I also saw a rest area somewhere else in the state at which the picnic table shelters were built like little pueblos. So I just wanted to say that I was impressed by these little details that enhanced my road trip vacation.