Monday, February 3rd, 2014

It was pretty quiet on the BLM last night. So glad it was so close to town. We went through Hatch, NM today and had to stop for a green chili cheese burger,

From Hatch, NM & Coronado national park

since we missed out in San Antonio. I Would have liked a bit more green chili on it, but tasty none-the-less. Hatch is pretty interesting with lots of 

character.

From Hatch, NM & Coronado national park

So many of the little western towns we've been through are all but deserted. Hatch is not without it's empty, dilapidated buildings, but there are a number of thriving ones as well.

From Hatch, NM & Coronado national park

It has it's Hatch chili fame

From Hatch, NM & Coronado national park

to keep it going.

From Hatch, NM & Coronado national park

 

After Hatch, we got back on the road toward Tucson. A head wind started picking up and we could see our gas getting sucked down at a rapid pace. The gusts were proving to be unsafe, so we ended up at the Love's truck stop in Lordsburg, NM. There are several trucks in the lot and they are all making that rumbling diesel noise. It's going to be a long night, with trucks coming and going at all hours. Oh well, it's a safe, free place to park it for the night and I am thankful for that. But still, morning can't come fast enough. No electricity, no computer battery, no casino, so gotta go play some gin with Sam to pass the time.

 

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