Tuesday, February 08, 2011


As we left the base in Clovis, NM, I was beginning to wonder why we had bothered to drive all the way down here!  And it was cold, too!
There wasn't much traffic.  Everything shuts down when there is a little snow, as they don't have the equipment to clear the roads.  But we had no problems.
And soon, we had a bit of sun and some beautiful scenery!  It was looking better, don't you think?
As we neared Holloman AFB, near Alamogordo, the sun was setting and I liked the coloring that was appearing on the hills.
And of course the colors in the west were gorgeous!  And we had a wonderful dinner of a glass of wine and a bowl of Ramen noodles.  The was the last meal of microwaved food.  The 5 nights of eating garbage was now over, and I was looking forward to finally cooking again tomorrow night!
Yesterday morning as we headed off toward Tucson, I spied this tanker truck ahead of us!  Whoopee!  I told Ernie to speed up so we could catch it and find the spigot!
Shucks.  Just an advertisement for a gas station franchise that claims to have good coffee.
And as we hit Tucson, this is the temperature the truck was displaying.  87 degrees warmer than 6 days earlier when we left Minnesota at 11 below.
This is the view from the campground office.  We didn't get into the actual campground.  We are spending the next 5 days or so in the overflow site.  No electricity, water or sewer hookups.  But we have a generator and we've filled with water, so we should be okay.  We'll just shower up at the campground showers to preserve our water.
Today is windy, warm, and sunny.  We have that cold stuff coming for the next 3 or 4 days, but it should turn nicer again by the weekend.  At least we don't have to shovel!


Lena . . . said...

I'm so glad you finally found some warm weather. At least we know there is SOME in the United States, somewhere!! Have fun and enjoy the sunshine.

AKBrady said...

Ahhh, let me just revel in that 76 degree photo! Lovely. Enjoy your time!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

It would have been so much fun to see you going down the road with a hose from your vehicle to that truck had it had C-o-f-f-e-e!

Linda said...

wow, seems one of the worst weeks to be traveling but of course, there you both are trekking on down the road. good for you, go lady!! and such lovely photos, i feel like i've been there now. well, sort of... xx

Paxie said...

Outstanding photo of the back of the truck...I got dizzy!!!!

I'm so glad you are safe and settled in with warm weather for awhile!!

I also love the photo showing all the beautiful colors :)