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Yesterday we took a trip to Taos. The change around Espanola and Velarde is incredible, it is amazing what the introduction of Casinos does to an area. Taos still has it's pretty square and a nice quilt shop, and Paul found a book shop. Today we did a long drive to Roswell and visited the Alien museum, then another long drive to Lubbock. Two very straight boring roads, and due to high winds we were driving into a sand storm most of the ...
... It was quite amazing, as soon as we crossed the border into Texas, everything looked much more affluent and well-kept. There are huge ranches, extensive irrigation systems everywhere. Apparently, cotton is king in that area of west Texas, but there was major agriculture everywhere, huge farms, huge dairy cattle operations, a few oil wells, large grain elevators. Went through Muleshoe (always ...
14th November 2013
Start: Extended Stay America, 501 South 1st Street, Austin, Texas
Finish: Koko Inn, 5201 Avenue Q, Lubbock, Texas
We woke up this morning at 10am, after a nice night out in Austin. We've decided to make straight for Santa Fe in New Mexico. So we plugged the city into Victoria who informed us we had 11 plus hours ...
... front came through and within a few hours, the temperature dropped at least 25 degrees. It is currently 45 (it's now 7:30) and there is a freeze/frost warning out for tonight. Guess we should leave a faucet dripping tonight! Now remember the second winery? Well, their function was going to be outside in a tent. Not sure if they are having it or not since the temp plunged! Who knows maybe they will have lots of propane heaters scattered ...
... song American Pie? As it turns out it really isn't about the plane crash. Don McLean dedicated the album to Buddy Holly and the American DJs put two and two together and decision was made that the song was about the plan crash. The Texas Walk of Fame is a list of the musicians from Texas, it is amazing how many are from Texas.
Next we visited the Silent Wings Museum. This is about the use of gliders during WW II. WOW, the things ...
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