CRUISING THROUGH LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO
Yes it is safe to say we have begun our long journey home. With a few medical things needing attention we’ve decided it best to head on back to Canada and get a few appointments lined up for me. Decision for us this morning was which route to take back. I was figuring on our old tried and true southern route from Las Cruces NM over to Roswell and then striking east off across the plaines until making a swing north west of Memphis TN. Or maybe Las Cruces north to Albuquerque then east and northeast from Tucumcari up through Salinas Kansas to Lincoln Nebraska and then east to Chicago. Decisions-decisions.
A MUCH QUIETER DAY ON THE ROADS
Rolled out of the I-10 rest area about 7:30 and slipped 35 miles east and popped into Deming’s Walmart store for a few things. Deming brings back memories for as well and we think it’s been about 6 years since we’ve been through this neck of the wods. Walmart of course looked the same as we remembered it. Noticed they had a Subway Sandwich so I nabbed a 6”Tuna Sub for Pheebs and I.
I’M SHORT ON PHOTOS TONIGHT SO HAVE INCLUDED A FEW FROM OUR DRIVE THROUGH TUBAC AZ SUNDAY MONRING
Back on the road heading for Las Cruces we waffled back and forth with all the pros and cons trying to decide which way to go. The Albuquerque route or the Roswell route. At the last possible minute we decided on the Albuquerque route so off up I-25 we went.
A much better driving day with diminished winds and lite traffic. Clear blue skies and we could see for miles and miles. This was not our first time on this stretch of I-25 having traveled it several times before, We were both tired today so we didn’t push things and pulled off into Socorro New Mexico around 2:30 and tucked ourselves away in a corner at the local Walmart.
OUR OVERNIGHTER SPOT IN SOCORRO NEW MEXICO
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two drunks are driving down the highway, drinking their beer. All of a sudden the driver notices lights flashing in his mirror; the cops are on his tail. His buddy says, "What are we going to do?" The driver says, "Don't worry. Just do exactly what I tell you and everything will work out perfectly. First, peel the labels off our beer bottles and we'll each stick one on our forehead. Then shove the bottles underneath the seat, and let me do the talking." They pull over and the cop walks up to the car. He looks at them kind of funny, but asks to see the guy's driver's license. And he asks him, "Have you been drinking?" "Oh, no, sir," the driver replies. "I noticed you weaving back and forth across the highway. Are you *sure* you haven't been drinking?" the cop asks. "Oh, no, sir," the drunk answers. "We haven't had a thing to drink tonight." "Well, I've got to ask you," says the cop, "What on earth are those things on your forehead?" "That's easy, Officer," says the drunk. "You see, we're both alcoholics, and we're on the patch."