- Miles Traveled: 1620
- KOA's are really nice. The one in Cortez, Colorado had free showers, electrical hookups, and wi-fi. That night of "roughing it" involved us sitting in our tent, watching Modern Family.
- There was a synagogue in the middle of New Mexico. It consisted of a double-wide with an Israeli flag, and a sign. It was most impressive.
- Had a terrific IHOP experience with Nikki. Thank you for your, your aunt, and uncle's hospitality in letting us spend a night in Las Cruces.
- Between El Paso and San Antonio, there is nothing. Literally. There were a few times when we would try to fill up, and there would be advertisements of gas stations in a few miles. Sadly, Hil (who was driving the Cobalt) found these stations closed, and the towns deserted.
- A Budget van is economic, but driving one at 80 miles an hour sounds as if the passenger door will rip off at any second. The air conditioning, however, was excellent.
- Sean Hannity is a bad word. I listened to his program, as he denigrated another man's religion, and blustered his way through no points. I felt the urge to call him up, and call him bad words, but I shan't waste my breath on him or his types. And if you are reading this, my conservative friends, rest assured I feel this way about any political pundit. They are the poison we listen too.
- The drought in Texas is awful. Estimated losses are in the billions for the agriculture sector. Something to think about.
- Hil's contribution: It's freaky driving through El Paso, and seeing the Mexican side of the border. The difference is stark.
- Another Hilary contribution: Southern Utah is still incredibly beautiful. The red rock in Moab was bursting when we drove past it.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Fun Facts about Our Trip
We recently moved to San Antonio, and by recent, I mean we moved in a week ago. Here's something interesting things we saw or learned on the way: