I left here yesterday and headed west, when I thought I had stopped for the day I was in Lordsburg, NM, thought being the operative word. While sitting in the truckstop I reflected on what was missing from this picture and I came up with quite a list, things like a refrigerator, microwave, toilet, shower and most of all room to turn around. It was going to be a long summer without these things and it could be easily corrected by returning to mission to retrieve Mel. So at 8 o'clock I started heading east but having come this far I needed to stop by Elephant Butte to see my friends there. It payed off as several hugs and handshakes were exchanged and we all got caught up. Now I'm back in Pecos with 1451 miles under my belt and postponing the start of my summer until I retrieve Mel.
All this is planned to help me enjoy the good life to the fullest.