Monday, October 6, 2008

Drive With Me!

I’m home from Santa Fe. It’s 11:51 p.m. And I'm exhausted. I went from breakfast to midnight almost every day, made lots of contacts, and had lots of fun. Energizer Bunny, that's me. But dang, I need some Geritol.

One good thing - I am unpacked.

Ready to hit the hay, then hit the streets running tomorrow.

Thought I’d take a second and share some of the pics of the drive home. (Gretchen asked!) Santa Fe is beautiful in it’s own right. Here’s pix of the snowy mountains. Eight inches while we were there on the mountaintops – but the closest snow that hit the town of Santa Fe was about 2 minutes of sleet, while I was driving back downtown from the outlet mall. Otherwise, the weather was beautiful and cool, with nighttime rains. Awesome.


En route from Santa Fe to Midland, you hit the plains and pastures, with the mountains as backdrop. I know lots of y’all think desert and flatlands is ugly, but tell me this isn’t beautiful? I love it. Anytime I make this drive, I’m reminded that there is a God, and all the hills, valleys, and land belong to Him. What a diverse landscape we share!

An antelope buck and his babes. I couldn’t get him to pay attention to me. I wonder why? I think it's the season of the pleasing!
And I would have made it home more quickly, had I not had to stop outside of Roswell and take these shots of the beautiful sunset . Hope you can see them.







And at Tatum, N.M., just after sunset?

You know, people tease us because we don't have any trees out here. But I think God made West Texas and Eastern New Mexico that way so we would appreciate his art work. Absolutely beautiful.

All you bloggers who kept me awake on this drive by listening to my drivel and catching me up on all I missed a la handsfree cellphone (Bluetooth, I promise!), I thank you. MLH thanks you.

Good night!

19 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures,sorry we kept losing one another on the drive in. I'm glad you're home safe and sound. How was that new truck, LaToya, is it? Looking forward to getting to meet her! Have a great week.

Janie said...

Thanks. It was good to hear your voice.

See ya soon, Pamo! Love ya!

Gretchen said...

Thank you for sharing your drive! What gorgeous photos! I'll get up the photos from the scare fair today. I'm sitting up for the moment. YEAH!

Janie said...

Gretchen - I wish I'd carried the camera around town with me for the last three days. There are some neat things and people hanging around the Santa Fe Square!

Glad you're sitting up!! Get better!

In_spired said...

You did well considering the time on your post!!

Pictures are GORGEOUS!!

Rest up before the next "trip"...

Janie said...

Thanks, In_spired! I think I'm heading to PA this weekend to see MLH!

Have camera will travel, don't worry.

jill jill bo bill said...

Please take clothed pix only this weekend. LOL! So glad you made it home safely and you can thank Allsup's burritos for keeping you up, too.

Tricia said...

Welcome home! Glad you made it safe and sound. Wow, you are one busy lady.

I just love flying into MAF, because as I look down at the flat, monotone earth below, I know I'm home. I definitely think God didn't create the Permian Basin for the beautiful land...He made it a little less eye-catching because the massive expanse of sky is the real star of the show out there. Watching a thunderstorm roll in in the evenings is just breathtaking.

jill jill bo bill said...

Those pix make me homesick. (sniff)

Janie said...

Jilly! Of course I'll only take clothed pix. Get yo' mind out de guttah, guhl!

And did you have to tell EVERYONE that I ate a (freshly made, I must say!) fried burrito dripping with grease from Allsups in Plains, America? Good grief. You heifer (termofendearmentIpromise).

Tricia - no doubt that sky is definitely the star of this trip!

Jill - you can't see stuff like this in BFE? Are you kidding me? I might rethink the proposed move, chica. Canton or no.

Lone Chatelaine said...

That IS some good driving out there. I love all that scenery and big sky. Nice pics, and I'm glad you are home safe and sound.

The Doozie said...

Those are some really good pic's, you should use them on your desktop.


The mountains are snowy already? Or is that leftover from last winter?

Janie said...

Chatelaine - thanks, ma'am!

Doozie - that's fresh snow. It snowed 8 inches in the mountains while we were there.

Pancho said...

The drive from Roswell to Vaughn is one of the best in the USA. Four lanes, virtually no traffic and beautiful large vistas.

Janie said...

Wallace - I totally LOVE that drive. It's beautiful.

thisisme said...

Wow - those pics are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Snooty Primadona said...

Not only is it beautiful, but the air is CLEAN!

Janie said...

Thisisme - thank you, ma'am!

Snooty - yes, it is clean air! And beautiful.

MotherPie said...

Aren't the landscapes in Santa Fe,and on the drive from where you are to here, just absolutely gorgeous... sorry to miss you when you were in town. I'm in Texas at the moment,.,.,