Fire on the Horizon

Fire on the Horizon: Sunrise on Route 40, Amarillo, TX:
U.S. Route 40 also known as the Main Street of America, is an east–west Highway in the US. As with most routes whose numbers end in a zero, US 40 once traversed the entire United States. It is one of the first U.S. Highways created in 1926 and its original termini were in San Francisco, CA and Atlantic City, NJ. In the state of Texas, Interstate 40 runs west–east through the panhandle in the northwest part of the state. It is one of a few Interstate Highway in Texas with at-grade intersections and the only large city it passes through is Amarillo.
It is while passing through rural farm land after leaving the city before the sun rose that we saw “fire on the horizon” that was in fact the sunrise. For a couple minutes we thought we’d have to outrun a bush fire.