Saturday, July 24, 2010


Just a quickie to let interested parties know I've arrived safe and sound... albeit in one hella rainstorm... which served to make the last 50 miles (or so) interesting.  Rain is always a good thing here on The High Plains of New Mexico... but the best thing?  The inside of El Casa Móvil De Pennington is as cool as the proverbial cucumber.  This what I drove through:

Neat, hunh?  The rain didn't cover the entire area between Amarillo and Clovis/Portales as I was driving... it only blew in on me during the last few miles.

Total mileage for the excursion: 3,299.4; 485 of which were done today in a mere seven and a half hours.  Now I have to decide if I'm (1) gonna unpack or (2) have a beer or (3) take a nap.  Prolly (2) AND (3)... in short order.


  1. Partner, I have horror stories of driving through those NM rains (in the dark, and in the dayolight in a U-Haul) that I won't bother you with.

    "To Market, To Market, to buy a fat pig..."

    I know that you know the rest...

  2. Welcome back. The plains were emptier (plainer) while you were gone.

  3. Welcome home! I vote for #2, followed by a repeat of #2, followed by a big dose of #3, then another #2!

    Isn't it amazing what a little rain will do for the thermostat!

  4. Glad u are returned home safe & sound Buck. That's alot of driving you've done! I hope the order of things turned out to be 2, 3, 1.

  5. Excellent. Grab several beers and gear up for the Sunday commissary run. After 3 weeks away I doubt there's much chow to be had at home.

  6. Good to hear you're home! Heard there was some big time rain in New Mexico yesterday.

    Hope you have a relaxing Sunday that will involve very little driving!

  7. MissBirdlegs in AL25 July, 2010 08:20

    Glad you're home safely. Saw that radar pic yesterday & wondered just where you were, hoping that you weren't in it.

    I'll bet you'll just be chillin' today. I certainly would!

  8. Thank you all! We did 2, 2, 3, 2, 1, and 2A, as noted in the post that followed this one. And we most certainly DID do some chillin' yesterday. ;-)


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