We’re back online… Tumbleweed update #6


We are back in Santa Fe, with wi-fi, a comfy bed, and a free day before the trip really resumes. Max is off to be clipped in about an hour, and I’m going to do a little exploring while he’s busy.

Doug texted me this morning to say that things are “coming along good!!” He says there are a few small things like charging the AC, alignment, and polishing still to do, but it looks like Tuesday or Wednesday for sure!

Wow! A whole Tumbleweed!

Since there is still a wildfire burning near Tucumcari – which is on our route back to Amarillo – I think I will wait to head back there until tomorrow. Meanwhile, I may take the Turquoise Trail back to Albuquerque this afternoon, and we can visit the Old Town there.

On our way here from Placitas and Truth or Consequences yesterday, I stopped in Socorro again, hoping the little hot dog wagon would be on the plaza. It wasn’t.

This sign proclaims Socorro’s founding in 1598.


Max and I took a stroll around the plaza and discovered an interesting big chunk of metal, enshrined on a pedestal:

JUMBO:

Straight out of Dr. Strangelove… I wondered if it was still radioactive.

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About Maureen Farr

I am a graphic and web designer – and the publisher of the print version of Arts Guide, a free guide highlighting the arts, dining, events, and more on the coast of Maine. In addition, I am a visual artist working in mixed media and encaustic, as well as creating found object jewelry. I am currently at work revising a short novel that I wrote as a participant in the 32nd Annual 3-Day Novel Contest.
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3 Responses to We’re back online… Tumbleweed update #6

  1. Jeez, yeah the first thing I wondered was if Jumbo was mucho radioactive? Ulp! I’d like to say it couldn’t be, but after our nation allowed DDT to be liberally sprayed all over people’s neighborhoods for years and said it was safe enough to eat, do we believe much that they say? Not I, said the little Red Hen!

    Glad TMBLWD is almost back in your sweaty little hands! And glad you’re having fun–love, Cin

  2. hank says:

    1598! dude! the southwest/spanish/native american blend IS really enchanting, although i guess the white guys killed and disrupted, as is their wont to do. hey, com’on you have time to hit eagle nest and wheeler peak (at least look at it from afar). you might like it…

    but i have no idea what it’s like nowadays. that was 34 yrs ago… kit carson, red river valley

    yay on tmblwd!! and max. i was gonna say, he needs some tlc. btw, how’s all the hoof stuff? good i guess, or you’da said. fog and rain here, but warmer, at least

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