Greetings from the central valley

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Taking a different route home than how we came, just to keep it
interesting. On Highway 99 through the central valley of California.

If I logically knew Cali was a major agriculture state, the central
valley is the proof. Miles and miles of lush farmland and every bit of
produce imaginable. Grapes, citrus, olives, nuts….all of it. A much
different look than crappy I-5.

California is an odd state. A mix of so many different things. Both in
the plus column and in the "wha??!?" column.

But it's home now.

Seen a lot of things on this trip that are new to me. And some
familiar and well missed sights.

Mostly ready to sleep in my own bed again.

So Long

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Am bone weary today after a long day of driving.

After staying in Albuquerque Sunday, visiting Old Town, shopping, buying, eating, we slept under a swamp cooler and got up this morning, ate breakfast, and hit the road.

There was quite a bit of sadness when we hit the New Mexico/Arizona border and I had to leave Oh Fair New Mexico behind me.

It was a good visit. Too short but quality.

I think the drive on I-40 west is one of the most beautiful. The flat top red dirt hills look like slices of perfectly cooked prime rib. The skies so blue. Beautiful. Good to see it again.

Arizona, on the other hand…..

But that’s been left behind as well. We’ve done three states today and are resting now in the greater Barstow, CA metropolitan area. ugh.

Tomorrow, we press for home.

What a wild ride. Photos and stories to come, I promise.

So long

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Am bone weary today after a long day of driving.

After staying in Albuquerque Sunday, visiting Old Town, shopping, buying, eating, we slept under a swamp cooler and got up this morning, ate breakfast, and hit the road.

There was quite a bit of sadness when we hit the New Mexico/Arizona border and I had to leave Oh Fair New Mexico behind me.

It was a good visit. Too short but quality.

I think the drive on I-40 west is one of the most beautiful. The flat top red dirt hills look like slices of perfectly cooked prime rib. The skies so blue. Beautiful. Good to see it again.

Arizona, on the other hand…..

But that’s been left behind as well. We’ve done three states today and are resting now in the greater Barstow, CA metropolitan area. ugh.

Tomorrow, we press for home.

What a wild ride. Photos and stories to come, I promise.

On the road again

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Had a nice stay in Las Cruces. Visited Mesilla. Had some Sonic (yes!)
and enjoyed the whole point of this trip…an engagement party thrown
by my best friend.

The evening threatened rain, the wind blew like hell, and lightening
sliced at the sky.

Ultimately we got tiny sprinkles, lots of wind and a gosh darn dirty
car.

Ended up being a gorgeous, fresh evening with good friends and friends-
that-are-family.

And we had (all homemade) chile meat, tamales, taquitos, enchiladas,
ceviche (a new trial receipe and a big hit), raw Hatch chile with dip,
homemade ice cream and a lotta story telling.

We stayed up until 2:00 am visiting and I feel much happiness today.
Roots of my raising and all that.

Today we are on the road to ABQ, almost there in fact.

Am tired but pleasantly so.

The days are flying by so fast……

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