Escape from Texas

Kim scores some Sotol.

Kim scores some Sotol.

Texas has been very good to us and as much as we enjoyed our time there (almost a full month) we are looking forward to crossing into a new state.  We left Fort Davis early and on the way we saw a great deal of Sotol growing wild.  Kim, having picked up the tools necessary for making walking sticks, wanted to “harvest” more.  It was impossible to pull over with our beheomoth so she was resolved to go without.  Fortunately, we drank too much coffee and water and had to pull over in Pecos Texas to use our facilities.  This awesome Sotol plant was in front of the DOT parking lot where we stopped.  Kim asked permission to take the broken and downed stalks and was very happy.

First ride in New Mexico.

First ride in New Mexico.

The ride to Carlsbad was quick and easy. We were set up and out on the motorcycles by 1:30 (mountain time). We headed for Carlsbad Caverns National Park to get check it out and get information to plan the rest of our time.   It looks like there are several guided and unguided tours to check out.  Tomorrow is supposed to be the nicest day (warmest) for a while, so we plan on staying outdoors.

Timer shot of the day in Carlsbad National Park.

Timer shot of the day in Carlsbad National Park.

The views were far from Big Bend, but the park is known for the caverns.  We took the 9.5 mile scenic loop and headed back to camp for some dinner. 

Campsite in Carlsbad New Mexico
Campsite in Carlsbad New Mexico

The sunset was pretty nice, lots of pinks on the horizon.  We enjoyed stealing a peak from the camper.

4 Responses to “Escape from Texas”

  1. The Mommie Unit says:

    What!??!!#@!! You guys are going to HELL!!!! in a hand basket.

    First Kim almost gets arrested for talking back to a cop. What mud Flaps?

    Now Kim’s stealing Sotol (hope you’re not smoking it!)

    And Chris is starting to look like a Hippy!

    What’s a mother to do?

    I have not slept a wink since Kim almost bit the Policeman’s head off.

    I have started praying for your souls on an hourly basis!!!!!!!

    Thank God you are out of Texas, I am only hoping and praying that it was something in the water that has turned you both astray.

    Anytime you are feeling Free and a little bit crazy repeat this mantra until you feel repressed and normal again, “I love God and Country and white bread rolled into little balls.” and that should do it!

    All My Love & amp; Novina’s


  2. Chase says:

    Hi Aunt Kim and Uncle Chris. I hope your having a great time! Thanks for the Game Stop gift card. I got Rock Band 2. I love those awesome pictures you’re taking. I appreciate you coming to stay with us.


  3. admin says:

    Hi Mom,

    Your killing me…

    Love ya,

  4. admin says:

    Hi Chase,

    So glad you enjoyed your Christmas gift. We had a great time when we visited and hope to see you again in the near future. Glad you like the pics. we are having fun taking them There are some students in a 5th grade class (just like you) who have been following along and they loved the “barf” pictures.

    We love you!
    Aunt Kim and Uncle Chris

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