The adventures of Pioneer Girl travelling with enthusiastic Camper Barn Owl Guy
Started as a blog about my trip from Pittsburgh to California in a Ford Pickup, hauling a 30' refurbed trailer/camper. Ah, California Dreaming, 'n all that. Found that adventures can be long distance or in your own neighborhood... I look for my own twist on local sites, don't take the known for granted...and always find something new. It's easy, just open your eyes..
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Road To Tucumcari
We are heading towards Oklahoma, Boise City to be exact. Just a small portion, and then through the panhandle of Texas, Dalhart. The road due south to Texas was beautiful and smooth, desolute and stark, hundreds of horned larks flitting about on the berms of the road. I know they were horned larks because Barn Owl Camper Guy made sure we stopped and identified them. Also saw herds of prong horned antelope , which I had never seen before. All good.
Dalhart Texas is a cattle farm and livestock auction area. Seemed like thousands of cattle on both sides of the road in pens awaiting their fate. Upset me a lot. The cow poop smell was all so overwhelming.
On to Tucumcari, New Mexico, new terrain, and the groovy Pow Wow Restaurant and Lizard Lounge. Kind of schmaltzy but fun and great Mexican food and a long awaited for MARGARITA!
Leaving Tucumcari behind, we headed due west through Albuquerque and next stop Grants, New Mexico, and Lavaland.
Sincerely, PG xoxo