Thursday, July 24, 2008

wrangling and rustling.

on our way to albuquerque, we made a very brief pit stop in douglas, arizona - a border town that used to be the bustling centre of trade and smeltering for the copper industry down here. we stopped into the historic gadsden hotel (home to lots of hauntings and lovely architectural touches). actually, all the hotels here are haunted. the copper queen in bisbee even keeps a ghost log that we thumbed through last night. it had such entires as "wet washcloth fell off shower nozzle, couldn't recreate how" and "change moved one inch on bedside table". pretty spooky stuff.

then we drove. and drove and drove.

it's nice to be able to stop on a state route and just get out of one's car and stand in the middle of the road for a while. peaceful, scorching and nice. we skirted the mexican border and made a little stop in the barely-new mexican town of rodeo. there we went to the nicest post office ever to mail some packages home. they didn't even have one of those postage printers so we got to discover that there is such a thing as a $16.50 american stamp. the lady who worked there said she would try to find the nicest stamps she had to fill out our postage, so look out for that, leah.

after a brief pit stop in truth or consequences, new mexico (a town that named itself in response to a challenge put forth by a 1950's radio program of the same name), we made our weary way to the safe comfort of our friend shenoah's company. his home is also comfortable.

No comments: