Monday, November 22, 2010

Gone with the Wind and Enchiladas

Yes, you are noticing a food theme.  What can I say?  I am outnumbered 4 to 1 and with a family of guys, food takes priority.  If we had girls the title might be something like Rainbows and Ponies.  But I digress.  Back to the original title, we had a bit of wind on the trip today.

For the length of 600 miles we had winds with gusts up to possibly 50 mph.  For the part going North we had a tailwind, so that was great.  When we started going West we had headwinds and sidewinds.  Not so great.  In fact, downright annoying.  We used up a lot more gas than anticipated.  But, sei la vi, we pressed on and once again, made the most of it.

If you've ever seen the kid's movie, "Home on the Range", the following description will help give you a visual of places we passed through today.  Texas and New Mexico have some amazing dessert and wasteland areas.  You know, where lizards, cactus, tumbling rolling weeds, and tall grasses live. 

Well, for lunch we had a "gourmet" meal of homemade enchiladas made in the skillet (a first for me), complete with rice, beans, lettuce and tomatoes.  I know, olives, guacamole, and sour cream would have completed the ensemble, but hey, the fact that I made most of it while in a moving RV says something.  And by the way, I think I could take on a flight attendent in a standing contest any day.  Bring it on!  (As our pastor would say, "That part was free.")

So, while we ate our gourmet lunch we looked out the windows and watched the Southwestern scenery as it rolled by.  Made me think of being in a train in the lunch car watching scenery.  Of course, the occassional rocking back and forth from the wonderful winds just added to the experience.

If I can ever figure out how to download some of the pics I've taken, you guys will get to see some of the places and situations we've been in.  Of course, there aren't too many since it didn't dawn on me to take pics until we were stranded in TX, but hey, something is better than nothing. 

I hear our next adventures will take us into snow country as we travel to UT on either Wed or Thur (I know, Thanksgiving on the road, but better safe than sorry).  We'll let you know how things go as our days continue.

1 comment:

  1. Did you need any dramamean? (sp) with high winds like that I bet you felt like you were in a boat. Praise God He calms the seas 8o)