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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Aloha Everyone,

Today's drive of approximately 200 miles from Roper Lake State Park in Safford, Arizona to Las Cruces in New Mexico on I-10 East took about 4 hours.  

On two lanes highway sharing with large trucks transporting goods across the nation, we averaged about 39 mph with 17.9 miles per gallon.

Our lunch was at Rancher's Grill in Deming. The choice of restaurant was based on the number of cars in the parking lot. The western decor of the place had strong country flavor.

J.J. ordered a T-bone steak and I had grilled trout with pinto beans. Both of us enjoyed our lunch and I have more than a half left-over for tonight's dinner.

Las Cruses is the second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. For us this is a stop-over place enroute to Texas.
The sun has dropped behind dark clouds and the temperature is expected to fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit overnight. We are experiencing gusty winds and Honu is being buffeted. What a contrast to the warm breeze and beautiful sunset of yesterday.

Aloha -- Cathi