My dad's friend retired from the AirForce today in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Instead of just flying down here himself, my dad flew in to Denver and we made the drive together. Just in case you're wondering, there are still horses roaming free in the western US.

I don't think these were "wild"... but certainly free range horses... and yes, they crossed the street right in front of me.

New Mexico has some really strange Rest Areas along the side of the highway:

And they have towns named after old Radio Shows:

and sweet old cathedrals dedicated to the finest saints:

and since this is kleinbl00's old stomping grounds, I had to put in this picture of the watch my mom gave my dad on their wedding day. It started losing time back in the 90s, but he recently had it repaired for their 50th anniversary. Not too shabby for an old automatic:


Do you mind if I ask when this trip was, specifically when you took the picture of the horse sign with the mountains inthe background? And, if you remember, where that was taken? I'm doing my own New Mexico trip in a week and heading into mountains. I'm trying to gauge how much snow I'll find.

posted by steve: 18 days ago