Driving thru El Paso on I-10 you can look across the border to the city of Juarez.
The writing on the mountain in the picture on the left is above the city of Juarez. Foreground is some of El Paso Sky line. El Paso is a pretty city.
More of Ciudad Juarez. On the right you can see the large brown fence separating the cities here.
I always expect arid, dry vistas in New Mexico, but I was caught by surprise by the HUGE ‘Green’ Pecan groves. Both sides of the highway.
I always love the jagged rough mountains in the back ground.
We enjoyed several of the huge water tanks painted with interesting western murals.
Below was an Immigration inspection station. We were always asked how many aboard and are you both citizens?
Side note. You cannot imagine the enormity of the task of securing the borders until you see the thousands of square miles of rough country in the Southern border. We saw hundreds of Border Patrol Vehicles.
There are always mountains in the distance, the roads were good. And we passed by ‘Truth or Consequences, New Mexico’ on I-25.
This is why I love to travel. The formations along the highway are always interesting and welcome.
The colors are always inspiring. I-25 is a new route for us, a new wrinkle in our horn. So the rest area below, having small compartments for picnic tables was interesting to say the least.
I had to check inside. you can see our home out in the parking lot. You would be very surprised, I was, it was actually cool in this open space. Families could picnic out of the blowing sand and hot sun.
OH, yeah, backing up to first entering New Mexico, I was shocked at the humongous number of dairy farms. This is a 1% sampling. They are not too clear but those are black & white cows.
Being a builder I always look at architecture. Flat roofs are used out here much of the time. Not a good idea where a lot of rain is expected. So no problem here.
Near Albuquerque we had two warning lights come on. One was ‘Low Coolant’ the other only said: ‘WARNING’. I slowed down the lights went out and we made it to our turn off toward Bloomfield, 150 mi away!
We went slow and babied the coach up highway 550. Thru several Reservations, crossed the Rio Grande twice, and saw much more beautiful scenery.
We got in late. parked Called Buddy & Di to let them know we were late but here. We Ate at “Sonya’s American Cooking” seemed appropriate because out Tennessee Sonya is always showing great food. The food was vey good.
We talked the evening away with old friends until the early morning. Except for the dash lights, we had a great trip.
How refreshing it is to visit with dear friends.
1937 Hudson Terraplane. Some beautiful things from 1937,,,,,…….