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... or veins of something that might look neat polished. Won't know until I try. Doesn't everybody bring rocks home from their holiday.
We left new Mexico and crossed into Texas. El Paso is really a big city now. Juarez looks very depressing across the border. We may cross over into Mexico at some point but it won't be Juarez. Been there, did that 20 years ago and Juarez has gotten a much worse reputation. One thing for sure, there ...
... sage growing out of the rocks, and a crown of yellow stone up near the top. The further west we went the dryer the ground appeared. At first it had a light green cover. That gave way to yellow grass and finally to rocky sand, tan in color, with cacti and sage bushes, some silver green and others brown as they were dead or dying. I expected to see a lot of oil wells, but we only saw a few pumps, some hammering up and down in their now familiar rhythmic motion ...
... albeit on a much smaller scale. The two languages are used interchangeably everywhere, though Spanish predominates. The center piece of the town is this surreal bridge between the two countries, jealously guarded by Customs Agents, which spans a dry river bed any child could cross with ease.
The forecast for the day was bitter cold with wind. The prediction came true -- but luckily the wind was out of the West and gave my gas mileage a huge ...
Well first Happy New Year Everyone!
Since Tulsa, we spent a night in Dallas visiting my friend from London who was on her way from Phoenix to New Jersey, good timing right? Her mom lives in Dallas and she was relocating herself, and we had the good timing to meet in the middle. So we spent the night there quickly catching up and then the next day on Friday we made our way ...
... of interest over the next 60. Out here, the border patrol will occasionally close down the highway with orange barrels and force everyone to go through an inspection checkpoint. But, if you are on a bike, you can just drive through the roadblock like it never existed. After all, what could a guy on a bike be smuggling in? Least that was my thinking until I saw a border patrol officer running toward me, waving his arms wildly, blowing a whistle. So I ...
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