I’m not going to check and see if I used the same blog title for my first posting in Tijeras last year. Sauks, Andy and I crossed the New Mexico state line on Friday. When I stopped in Santa Rosa for gas, I noticed it was appreciably cooler than the Texas Panhandle.
The cats are starting to relax from their five-day, multi-stop journey. They know this place and if they have a single complaint, it would probably be so far they haven’t scared up any mice or centipedes (fingers crossed). They were so fearful of being thrown back in the car they slept in the guest bedroom the first three nights. But then perhaps they remembered the mousing was better in there.
I’m working on getting my mountain legs. Heading to Colorado in less than two weeks, and my family has no mercy on flat-landers up there. After Sunday night’s much-needed rain (New Mexico is in a severe drought and a number of places including the Santa Fe National Forest are closed because the state is a virtual tinder box), it is gradually warming up. So, I’ll drive up a thousand feet or so for this afternoon’s hike.