Originally published 14 February, 2014
Prada and motorhomes. Valentine, Texas
Another 348 miles under us today. We got up, had a bite to eat, and headed to the car wash! The motorhome had a coat of grime and salt on it from our trip down here. Every time I would touch it I had to wash my hands. And all that salt doesn't help either. Best to get rid of it...and we did. Not a fine tooth comb cleaning...just enough to get the crud off of it. After about 40 minutes at the car wash (this thing ain't small), we put the truck on the tow dolly and headed down the road.
To show the irony of Prada Marfa, it looks like this in both directions.
Welcome to New Mexico!
We finally arrive in our next destination, Silver City, New Mexico. We have dinner in a diner in town that is stuff to the gills with locals. It had been there for over 50 years...and there's a reason for that. We had a simple, but great dinner....with fresh sopapillas! Ya gotta love the southwest.
Sensor array at the border checkpoint. These are on both sides of the road.
Tomorrow, we head to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Laurie has looked forward to this...so she's excited! More tomorrow!
Quote of the day-
"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Flaubert
Note: In the West Texas desert, you feel tiny indeed.
Song of the day-
Free and easy down the road I go- Dierks Bentley
I'm Bill. My wife Laurie and I love to travel and share our stories. We especially love it when we have been able to motivate our readers to start traveling on their own, and making their own stories.
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