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Published: November 10th 2017
Geo: 32.3067, -106.778
First, I have 2 stories to tell that I forgot to add into the appropriate blogs.
First, when we were visiting the Buckhorn Saloon, they had a shooting game where you shot a rifle at skeet targets on a screen. I challenged Stacy to a game. At first, she couldn't hit anything. Then she saw that there were sights on the rifle. After she actually started aiming, she kicked my butt! Very surprising for someone who has hardly ever shot a gun!
The other story happened last night at dinner. We were at a Macaroni Grille. We were in a booth. A Mexican family came in and put about 5 children in the booth next to us and the adults got a table nearby. I had worn my jacket, as it was cool that night. After we paid the bill, we got up to leave. Stacy needed to use the restroom and I sat near the front door waiting for her. As she approached, I remembered that I had left my jacket in the booth. I was only gone for 2 minutes. I looked for my jacket, but it was gone. Just as I turned around to
find the manager a waiter for the next aisle asked if I was looking for a green jacket. I told him yes. He said that the Mexican kids had it. I looked in their booth and there was my jacket under one of the kids legs. I grabbed it away from him and gave his parents a dirty look. They glanced my way and continued on with their conversation in Spanish.
So, back to today. We got up and left our hotel and headed over to the War Eagles Air Museum. They have a bunch of WWII planes, older planes, newer planes and a bunch of old cars on display. They are all indoors. It was pretty cool.
After that, we headed for Las Cruces. We went to the White Sands Missile Range Museum. Its on an airbase, so we had to get clearance to go on base. It is a very nice museum. Thank you Anton for suggesting we stop there. After that we went over to the White Sands National Monument. It is a desert of white gypsum sand. It covers approximately 250 square miles of land. It is always moving in the natural bowl it is located
in. The dunes can be 60 feet high and can move up to 38 feet a year. When we were done there, we drove to our hotel and checked in for the night. Happy Halloween everybody!
Tomorrow we drive to Wilcox, AZ.
About the car, so far after 3500 miles it has burned no oil at all. That includes stints at over 80 miles per hour for hours. The nice thing about Texas is the speed limits. 80 MPH on I-10 and 75 MPH on secondary 2 lane roads. We did get 5 small chips in the windshield, though. Oh, and the tire monitor light came on one morning. I checked the tire pressures and everything was fine. About an hour into the drive and the light went out. Hasn't come back on since.
Tot: 3.734s; Tpl: 0.05s; cc: 13; qc: 52; dbt: 0.043s; 3; m:saturn w:www (18.104.22.168); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.4mb