Day 44, 45 and 46 and Done!

Jan/Feb 2022 Destination Key West

Texas spaghetti freeways

Hello there! We made a special stop for a visit in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

It is so cold in Texas!! Coldest day of the trip.

It looks like warm sunlight, not!

Check out the mountains of cotton!

We’re in New Mexico, again!
We may see this thing after all

We’re Welcomed to Roswell!

It’s Roswell…

Billy the Kid Byway, Ruidoso, and Smokey the Bear

The Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway is a really beautiful drive. Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs seem to be popular tourist spots. We should probably slow down and spend a little time here……

This was a huge monument. I’m not sure what it was, and I only captured some of the many horses. It was beautiful! Unfortunately we can’t always stop, turn around and easily go back. I’m pretty quick with the camera. I wish I could have captured the whole display. Those horses are all life sized.
there’s Smokey…. You should have learned the story in about the third grade. “Remember, only YOU can prevent Forest fires”
The name in the door is “Camelot Storage” 🤔
Look what’s across the street from our RV Park in Alamogordo. It’s that Ahhhh-mazing giant pistachio!

White Sands National Park

Yes, it IS a National Park. It was recently elevated from a National Monument and they haven’t yet changed out all of the signs.

This place is eerily beautiful.

They have to grade the roads regularly.
This bright white setting makes our road grimy rig look really shiny and bright!
Bring it!

Just like snow, without the cold and wet! You can purchase the sledding gear at the visitor center. Humans disrupt the big beautiful dunes, and a little wind erases all tracks. It’s really fine, like sand in an hourglass.

Nice shaded picnic tables.
I assume that’s a chile pepper

We must be back on the I-10. We didn’t know that the “thing” was still a thing! We have always passed it by, but I know someone who has actually stopped to see it. I won’t give it away, you’ll have to go yourself!

This train was over 1 1/2 miles long! Double stacked!
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We came through this tight little overpass at the beginning of our trip! We’ve made a complete loop!

We’re back!
😁
First Saguaro sighting, almost home
Why? Who needs that many arms?

Hey Lotti, wake up. We’re almost home!

Weaver’s Needle and warm sunshine
Great, we hurried home just in time to hit the traffic leaving the Renaissance Festival.
No worries it gives us a little more time to enjoy this beauty.

We LOVE Arizona. After all we’ve seen across this amazing country, we’re glad we live here!

WE ARE HOME SAFE! Thanks to everyone who followed along with us. 7,500 miles! It’s been an amazing trip!

6 thoughts on “Day 44, 45 and 46 and Done!

  1. Glad you are back and you beat this storm. Suppose to get 9 to 15 inches on the Rim.
    If the monument to the horses was near Ruidoso , it is probably to honor the American Quarter Horse. I think they have the National Quarter Horse Championship there. It is the Kentucky Derby of Quarter Horse Racing.
    Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us.

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  2. Glad you made it home safely ! What was the total mileage? Look forward to seeing you guys on a trip soon.
    Thanks for all the great photos and narratives! Nice to see your adventure while we have been stuck in the Texas cold/hot/cold constantly changing weather.
    Wonderful trip to add to the ever-expanding bucket list!

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