New Mexico ! !

Sorry for being late here.  We have been on the road for the last two weeks.  I have not spent any time in the southwest at all, so when we had a chance to visit a cousin in Tucumcari, New Mexico, we decided to take a trip and check things out.  The catch phrase for New Mexico, at least on the licences plates, is “Land of Enchantment,” so I guess I can agree with that.  There is a lot to see, and a lot of history to absorb.  The Native American culture is very plainly observed, as is the Mexican culture.  Route 66 is displayed all over, as it runs right through town.  Some of the old establishments that were busy and thriving when 66 was popular are still around, many being refurbished to look as they did years ago.  We  went down to research family roots, but the weather turned bad in some areas, (hail stones a couple of inches across) (and close by), heavy rain and thunder storms threatened road conditions, so with such variable weather, we took in some more local vistas.  We still had a good trip and covered many good areas.  The family members we were with have a good grasp on the history of the area, so we got many  a good history lesson as well.  There will always be a reason the return and cover the areas that we had to work around.   Lots of high desert, mesas, cactus, and  lots  of open spaces.  A bit of open range, a few antelope, even a cow or two.  Lots of trains.   Enchanting indeed!

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