Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Weekend Update #30: New Mexico (part 1)

Well, even though our trip to New Mexico wasn't for happy reasons, we did what we always do....make the best of a bad situation. Grandpa would want it that way anyway!!! :-)

We set out first thing Wednesday morning. West then south through Nebraska....south, then west through Kansas. Across the tips of Oklahoma and Texas (about an hour in each state), then into New Mexico.

I'm crazy enamored by these things!!!! For some reason, wind generators have always gotten my attention. Something about them is majestic in a way. I can't explain it.

Control central. GPS (Daniel), iPod Nano, 2 Blackberry Storms, a Cabela's catalog.....and a partridge in a pear tree.

This is the view out the front window. In Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.

Along the way, we stopped at a small Kansas town (Garfield, I think)....Mot was getting hungry...and we both needed to stretch our legs a little.

This is a picture of the bell I was looking at when I heard the commotion behind me.

We decided stop in Dodge City, KS on our way south. I mean, why not?!?!? Wyatt Earp and all that.

Dodge City, KS. What a big disappointment.

Per Wikipedia The 19th century buildings of historic Front Street were demolished in an "urban renewal" project in 1970.

Who does that???? You can't keep one?

When we got to Tucumcari, we checked into our hotel, and asked the front desk person where to go for food. We want sit down, not fast food, local food, and it must be good.

Without skipping a beat he said KBob's for steaks or Del's for anything else.

We chose Del's.

Unlike Dodge City, Del's didn't disappoint.

I ordered a beef chimichanga, and Mot ordered a chicken fajita. Both were amazing!!!!!!!

Although, it was at Del's where we first started fearing the worst. Who doesn't offer margaritas with their Tex Mex?? Is this a dry county?

Uh oh!!


g said...

I love road trips like that! So much fun.

Nej said...

g - All in all, it was a good trip. Surprisingly, the 34.5 hours (2060 miles) for the weekend didn't kill me as badly as I figured it would. Thank goodness!!!!! :-)

Brook said...

No Margaritas! NOOOOOOO!

Nej said...

NO alcohol the whole time we were down there. :-(