AN EARLY SIGN OF SPRING FOR WE CANADIANS…… IN NEW MEXICO
Our day time temps are getting warmer the further southeast we go but our night time temperature at the Route 66 Casino spot this morning dropped to 35F so it was time to make some fast tracks further southeast.
JUST GOTTA LOVE THIS VERIZON AIR CARD TECHNOLOGY
Being on the west side of Albuquerque we knew it would be wise to wait out the morning rush before heading east so we took our time getting organized before tackling the city traffic. And then, it was on to Albuquerque.
HELPING OUR TWO BIG GUYS INTO THE RIG AT A NEW MEXICO REST AREA
Beautiful sunny morning heading east into the city. Caught the tail end of the morning rush but it wasn’t too bad because I-40 just goes straight through the city.
Once again with great sadness I watched the mountains slowly disappearing in my rear view mirror as we headed ever further east. The haze became heavier & the mountains became fainter. And, then they were gone. We were now on the seemingly endless flat lands. When we crossed the State line leaving New Mexico it brought to a close another wonderful winter in the great American Southwest. I will begin counting the days from this day forth until we once again head west & strain our eyes to see those magical mountains reappearing out of the haze once again.
OUR OVERNIGHTER SPOT IN VEGAS TEXAS
A couple days ago I mentioned about heading southeast in search of warmer air. Well, we found it & are currently in a little place called Vega just west of Amarillo Texas. 75F with a gentle breeze & spring song birds in the budding trees overhead. We even have green grass. We are parked for the night right beside the town’s little park that Kelly had found in the Escapee Days End guide. That guide is our prime source in searching out great boon docking & camping areas.
THIS PARK IS COMPLETELY FENCED, GRASSED & HAS A PLAYGROUND FOR THE MOTORMOUSE
Our journey is far from over & I do intend once again to continue the blog after we arrive back home just as I have the past couple years. This is going to be a Spring, Summer & Fall of major decisions for us. We are actively working on planning for our future to ensure we do not have to ever spend another winter in Canada & you can rest assured I will be blogging about all that as things transpire:))
We are watching the weather closely to the east now & depending on when & what those weather patterns do we will determine our travel times & destinations over the next few days. We may slip through Oklahoma city or we may slide down through Wichita Falls & pick up our old route at Gainesville. We intend to remain as far south as reasonably possible before making the big swing north at some point. If we decide on our old route that big northern swing will occur just west of Memphis. We’ll see which way the wind is blowing in the morning:))
CAN YOU TELL THE LITTLE MOTORMOUSE JUST LOVES IT HERE….YA RIGHT!!
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STOP SPINNING THIS THING & LET US OFF!!
Just a reminder that it is a short 9 months to Christmas. We have spent our last 4 Snow Birding Christmas’s in Columbus New Mexico, Borrego Springs California, McNeil & Elfrida Arizona. Just thought I’d throw that at ya in case you didn’t have any Christmas thoughts on your mind lately…………:))
CANYON DE CHELLY….. A NORTH RIM OVERLOOK
A woman in a bar tries to pick up a mathematician.
"How old, do you think I am?" she asks coyly.
"Well - 18 by that fire in your eyes, 19 by that glow on your cheeks, 20 by that radiance of your face, and adding that up is something you can probably do for yourself..."
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