I LOVE New Mexico! It has a softness and dreaminess that I have come to love during the two weeks I have been here.
As I travelled the unpaved gravel road to their home, which is quite remote, I saw all family members (except 1 yr old Christopher) outdoors to greet my arrival. I first encountered Lil Tee who is a beautiful young girl anxious to help me get parked and directed me to the correct gated entry.
Setting up my RV, I opened my screen door and was soon visited by the pitter-patter of chipmunks scrambling across the roof of the RV. Shortly thereafter, I heard an unusual singsong whistle. Thinking that perhaps Lil Tee had a whistle toy like a dog toy, I called out "Is that you T'resa?" Immediately, a bird flew out from my doorway to a fence post and began to sing it's little heart out! I was charmed and delighted!
Entering the house, I was overwhelmed by a smell I have not experienced in a very long time---home cooking! Laura made a wonderful pork stew with homemade bread. It was delicious and more so because I had not eaten breakfast that day, so I devoured her wonderful food! She also made an AWESOME blueberry pound cake. It had almost as many blueberries as cake. Laura should patent that recipe. She sent me off with several portions for my freezer.
Laura is a generous and mature Mom. She handles all the business of the household and works full time. She also cooks like an angel. She has an amazing knowledge of medical matters, and looks after Richard and the kids like a hawk! She took me and T'resa to WalMart and knows the Greeter and the Popcorn Chicken lady personally, which impressed me.
Laura cooked a Yankee Pot Roast and a Lasagna dish so I have eaten more in the last two days than I usually do in a week. I am leaving fatter but happier.
I am getting ready to depart east on I-40 and then will be heading south towards I-10. I-10 will take me to San Antonio where I will be visiting pals Hal & Cheryl later this week.
I delayed my departure here so the sun will be high enough in the sky to actually SEE the road without being blinded! I suspect I will have to do that whenever travelling east for the remainder of the trip.