Humom, Sauerkraut and I got up bright and early this morning, packed up the last of our gear, and hit the road at 7 am. There are a few things I didn’t anticipate in this trip:
- I got to drive through Chickasha, Anadarko, and Geronimo - all towns in Oklahoma that I knew of only through the news, as in “The tornado is passing through Anadarko now!” or “The storm chasers are near Geronimo!”
- Texas is big - and I mean BIG. We passed through just a small portion of it, and it seemed to go on forever. For. EVER.
- New Mexico is a lot greener than I anticipated. As we crossed from Oklahoma into Texas and then New Mexico, we could see that the soil had turned from red to light brown to almost a white sand. Gone were the trees of Oklahoma, replaced at first by the yucca of Texas and then the feather Dalea along the New Mexico highway. Everything in New Mexico was green and in bloom - it was beautiful!
Green, yes, but just as flat as you'd imagined
The Meet & Greet went from 4:00-6:00, and there was a great turnout. We met some new friends (both the two-legged kind and the four-legged kind), and raised some funds. As with all of the stops, 100% of the donations went to the sponsoring organizations, and 20% of the t-shirt sales went to them as well. And for future stops, just an FYI: if you want a “Kraut in a hoodie” t-shirt size Medium, you’re out of luck - the Girl Scouts that came to meet Sauerkraut snapped them all up.
There is only one thing I am just a little disappointed about. We didn’t see any UFOs, aliens, Men in Black, Scully or Mulder.
I’ll bet Roswell residents get sick of people saying things like that…