A Taste of Adventure: Week 5
Lonely Roads: Carrizozo, NM

A Taste of Adventure: Week 5

December 1st – 9th 2018: Roswell & Carrizozo, NM Although it had been nice to spend some time in one place, we were ready to get out of the Texas Panhandle before the next weather system came in.  We headed off into New Mexico, buffeted by winds, giant tumbleweeds, and clouds of dust.  Thankfully, the trailer handled very well, but the drive somehow seemed to get longer and longer.  Sandstorm & Tumbleweeds! By the time we approached Roswell, we were tired and the cats were cranky, so we decided to stop earlier than planned.  Just as we were pulling into town, the dreaded “check engine” light came on, indicating a problem with the diesel exhaust system.  We were grateful that at least it happened near the city, so we could get it into a local dealership on Monday. The Road into Bottomless Lakes Bottomless Lakes State Park, was our next stopover while we waited to get the truck fixed.  After several miles of barren terrain, it was a pleasant surprise as the prairie suddenly dropped away beneath us.  The final approach into the park descended into a winding, curvy, section revealing multiple sunken lakes – like hidden gems in the crispy, dried-up landscape.  The…

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Making Tracks: Weeks 3 & 4
Palo Duro Sunset: Canyon, TX

Making Tracks: Weeks 3 & 4

Nov 16th – 30th 2018: IN, MO, OK, & Canyon, TX We left Shipshewana in the afternoon of yet another grey wintery day.  The cats had done great all morning, hanging out in their crates in the back seat of the truck while we were waiting for the trailer to be fixed.  After a quick lunch break in a local parking lot - meanwhile letting them roam about the rig to stretch their legs a bit - we headed out.  Unfortunately, the late start made them stress out more than usual.  As we drove towards Indianapolis, it didn’t take long to decide that we’d all be happier if we stopped earlier than originally planned.  Morning at the Alpaca Farm We located our next Harvest Host on the fly – a small farm about an hour north of the city.  Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas was off the beaten path, but well worth the diversion. Although the owners weren’t available that evening, the next morning before we left, we met them briefly and were able to take a short walk around the grounds.  Then it was onward towards St Louis!  A full day’s drive, which for us, meant about 4 or 5 hours.  Somehow it always took longer…

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