Quality Inn Of Van Horn
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Van Horn, TX and The Sting
It was a long stretch between Benton, AZ and Van Horn Texas, with the whole state of New Mexico between. With Raleigh for Thanksgiving on our minds, Larry was eager to put significant mileage behind us. We'd had a very good, restful weekend, caught up on laundry, lounged in the swimming pool and cleaned house. So, this day was long with 390 miles from Benson, AZ to our first 4 hour sleep over.
... see that he was quite large and kind of a silver blue in color. Perhaps he was not as cute as the cartoon, but he was the real thing!
We reached our destination, Van Horn, TX around 5 PM and checked into a seedy hotel in what is an old run-down town. Our hotel is across the street from the railroad tracks and it seems there is a train going through about every 10 minutes. Perhaps a little sleep aid will be in order tonight.
Tomorrow, Carlsbad ...
... grandparents home). Hachita, a ghost town in New Mexico, means small axe in Spanish and reminds me of a childhood rebuke suffered in the presence of Mark Fairless.
In yet another attempt to avoid the freeway, I took a long detour up a 5,000 foot plateau towards the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Dusk found me at the entrance to the park, and I drove to Van Horn with the sunset gradually disappearing over the Black Mountain range to the West.
... Man jumps into the driver’s seat and pulls away, gas-cap dangling down, gas-door open to the Texas dust. I wave and try to stop him, I guess he thinks I’m waving in an angry fit for the delay, but I am laughing; my entertainment for the day.
My drive is grand, the limit 80 mph, the road is flat, the trucks are well-behaved, I pass them all with ease. I’m like Aladdin, on ...
... shear size of the ranch in impressive. LBJ’s daughters and their families still visit and have homes on the ranch. Luckily for LBJ, he met Claudia Alta Tayor (Lady Bird) who make a fortune in the media business. We are staying in Van Horn, the home of Chuy’s Restaurant. Chuy’s is on of John ...