After a short visit in Truth or Consequences, we have moved on down the road Friday morning. New territory is always exciting, new sights to see and new roads to travel.
Even though Liberty doesn’t make wonderful fuel mileage (understatement!), we have a huge diesel tank. For the first time since Monday in Sedgwick, we filled up in Soccoro, NM. That requires a side note. I’ve always been a little afraid of a smart phone because I don’t like to use equipment that is more intelligent than I am, but this summer when we were replacing LeRoy’s phone, I started looking. The salesperson said he understood my wariness and that the iPhone was probably the easiest to learn. I knew several people with that particular phone, so I thought I’d probably be able to pick their brains if I ran into trouble. When we were in Yuma last spring for the Gypsy Journal rally, I attended a seminar called Are You Smarter than Your Smartphone? and another one about apps for smartphones that they said would save you enough to pay the data charge. I was a little skeptical about that part, but I think it can be true if you have the right ones. A little app called Gas Buddy showed us diesel prices in about a 70 mile radius of T or C, including one station in Soccoro that was almost 20 cents per gallon cheaper than the closest competitor so we headed there. When you put in 120 gallons, it adds up!
As we headed across New Mexico on highway 60, we came across a little place called Pie Town.
With an enticing name like that, we thought it might be a good time to take a lunch break. There are two cafes in town, both of which apparently serve pie. We stopped at the first one from the east, the Pie-O-Neer Cafe and it certainly lived up to its name.
Inside, in addition to the wonderful aroma of freshly baked pies, we found interesting decor, a small art gallery and gift shop. The soup of the day was a tomato vegetable soup that was terrific. And of course we had to have pie! We chose something uniquely New Mexican, an apple pie with pine nuts and just a hint of green chilies. Wonderful! One of the other choices was a blueberry pie that looked like the midnight sky in that little mountain town.