We left T or C this morning headed for Arizona and as of this writing, we have arrived! We are in Sierra Vista, where our son lived for a couple of years when he was stationed at Fort Huachuca.
The trip was across varied terrain and vegetation, but always with mountains in view. No pictures this time because the ones I took just didn’t do it justice. We went through the Los Uvas valley where we saw layer upon layer of mountains rising from sparsely vegetated plains. Another interesting thing is that the mountains are not all alike. On one side of the road, the mountains might be smooth sided and grass covered going up to a point on top, while on the other side, they were erose-looking piles of rocks. Some looked as though they were ancient volcanoes, probably because they were. I may not believe that New Mexico is really the “land of enchantment” as their license plates say, but it certainly is fascinating to watch the changes in terrain and vegetation as you drive along. I’ve never understood why some people think that driving across Kansas is boring and that the state is flat, but I suppose with less expectant eyes, I might have seen New Mexico in much the same way.
Between Demming, NM and the Arizona line, the road was littered with hundreds, probably thousands of grasshoppers. These were no ordinary little grasshoppers, either, because you could look down the road in front of you as you drove along and see the little spots that were individual hoppers. And when they hit the bus you could hear the thud! I guess I didn’t realize grasshoppers migrated, but they certainly do in that valley!
We’re experiencing being on the far west side of a time zone, without Daylight Saving Time. At 6 p.m., we were in the dark here and had to get out a flashlight to hook up to water and electricity in the campground. So I think this will be an earlier evening than some and we’ll turn in. Tomorrow will be a new day!