LANDS of Enchantment
New Mexico Travel Blog› entry 2 of 4 › view all entries
Only 538 miles today--Holbrook to Amarillo, Texas. Heading east to the New Mexico border, you enter the land of competitive kitch--Trade posts trade posts trade posts. You can actually buy souveneirs that are NOT made in China! I got a great little guy called a "mud head". He has 4 little babies or she... I wish I had a camera on top of the car. People frown if you take snapshots while driving. I saw the tops of round black mountains peaking out of a field and an area called lava land--the dirt looks like some giant came along and broke up an asphalt parking lot. Amazing. You will also see the petrified forest along here--I saw what must have been 25 or more feet of a petrified tree trunk. Okay another place I must revisit.
As you pass into New Mexico you encounter breathtaking red cliffs with more strange little trading posts at the foot.
Gotta go back to a place called Cuervo. As I traveled across the state I often saw abandoned adobe houses, hogans (?) (well, maybe but not Hulk) and other interesting unique old buildings.
Finally into the panhandle--so far cows, horses, Stuckeys and a guy who got onto the freeway in front of me at 2 miles per hour. Oh year and the aroma of manure. I know it will be better tomorrow. The folks I have spoken to are friendly and helpful.
Sweet dreams dears. Thanks for checkin' in (That's Texican).