|I'm in Room 212 at the Super 8 Motel in Alamogordo, NM. For the moment, I'm online so I'm experimenting with uploading photos. The first photo below is of the trailer in which we settled when we arrived, on January 23rd! The second shows the fifth wheel we're living in now. The third was taken near Cuauhtemoc, Mexico at a cheese plant where employees are unloading milk on the Menno Colony.|
We're on the way to Tucson to see friends from our Thompson days, after which we expect to drop in on Eigenheim friends in Mesa, near Phoenix. We decided to shorten the trip by doing the drive through the Sacramento Mountains today. It was a wonderfully scenic trip taking us to about 6500 feet above sea level. There are still mountains of snow up there, and the skiiers are having a great year.
From the Sacramentos, we descended rapidly into the flat plain in which Alamogordo sits. In the distance the next range of mountains is beckoning to us for tomorrow. We plan to make a stop in the White Sands desert where, we're told, the sand is white as snow and is made up of granulated gypsum. It's on our way, so we should make Tucson before dark.
Have a great day!