"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Still in Texas

But the scenery is changing.

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After posting last evening, I realized that Las Cruces was just to far to try and make in one day.  We got back on the road around 8 AM and put in another 400+ miles.  Not much to see along the way but cactus and sagebrush.  It did appear that anyone looking for a job could find one in Midland or Odessa.  The oil business seems to be very alive and well there. 

Landed in Van Horn, TX around 4 PM.  Cold and windy.  Low forecast for tonight of 29 degrees.  We found a nice rv park that had just reopened and have all the amenities.  I can’t say that there is much to see in Van Horn, but we did have a great meal at a local Mexican café.  It was actually recommended by friends from home that travel this way a few times a year. 

We plan to make it to Kartchner Caverns state park near Benson tomorrow for three nights.  Using it for a base to visit around SE Arizona.  Looking forward to being able to stay in one place for a few days.

The pictures are of the desert mountains behind the campground. Almost missed the sun setting on them.

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On to Arizona, tomorrow….jc


  1. If you get a chance, spend some time in Bisbee while you're in SE Arizona

  2. You will enjoy Kartchner Caverns--have you been there before? If not take the cave tour, it is well worth the money!

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  4. Was it Chuy's? That's the only good thing I've ever heard about Van Horn.


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