Friday, May 25th
That's what woke me up this a.m. - gobble, gobble, gobble. I thought my sister-in-law Sally P. had come to visit. I'd seen the turkeys the day before just wandering around from campsite to campsite so I shouldn't have been too surprised when they were there calling for breakfast.
Left the campsite at 9 to go to a trail head thinking I'd beat the heat but didn't go too far as the thermometer was already registering 90 and besides, I wanted to get to the top of the canyon so I could call Lorraine to see how Antonia's appointment went and YEAH, very good news.
Went back to Amarillo to get back on I-40 as it's really the only way to go east/west in this neck of the states. I needed a few groceries but couldn't find a grocery store so used my handy-dandy "Where" app and even though it meant going 3.6 miles east, I did it and was I ever glad I did. I want to live in Amarillo so I can shop at the Market Street grocery store!! OMG!! I spent an hour in there just looking and buying too much. My eyes and stomach are bigger than Rhoda's refrigerator (but I still love my Rhoda). The store was 4 times as big as Whole Foods in Orlando and what a selection. Think I'll buy stock:)
Got back on I-40W and again drove past flat, flat, flat land with lots of grain growing but again I don't know what the cows were grazing on but they were luckier than the cows I next saw - 100s of them squooshed together in a muddy pen:(
And then, all of a sudden - Buttes and the wind picked up to again 30-40 mph and hold on Rhoda.
Entered NM - the Land of Enchantment and I felt like my trip was really starting.
Am staying in Santa Rosa - on the old Route 66 - half way between Amarillo (I keep wanting to say Armadillo) and Albuquerque.
Do you know about the Blue Hole? I'm going to see it tomorrow.
I'm definitely in a different time zone - tried to go to a restaurant attached to the RV camp which opened at 5 and I got there at 5:45 and was told they'd be open in 15 mins. Good to know.
Mileage: 203 Camp: $28 Groceries: $68
Names of the day: Toot 'n Totum & Pak a Sak - gas station/convenience stores
Stuff It - Taxidermy
Deaf Smith - name of a county