glimpses of the river,
and Hatch, the town of chili and giant statues.
We also saw a pink house,
the return of yuccas, (not pictured) a large dairy farm, hay fields, and a wind farm.
We arrived in Deming safe and sound and got settled in. For a week we did household chores and errands, and worked our first two days. On Sunday the 26th we went to the Wal-Mart and saw this interesting trike in the parking lot.
After that we decided to visit the "ghost town" of Shakespeare, outside Lordsburg. We looked forward to browsing through the buildings and watching the reenactments and demonstrations. Instead there were only two guided tours, at 9am and 2pm. We had arrived at 11am. We decided to tour Lordsburg instead. I was interested in it ever since I saw the movie Stagecoach. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to see. The items of interest to us were closed on Sunday. We decided to give it up and go home. Back on the highway, Duane suddenly sighted a bunch of horses at the fairgrounds. We decided to check it out. We found the Hidalgo County Youth Rodeo in progress. We got a seat in the bleachers and watched the 0-5 age group pole bending. In this event the horses are ridden into the arena, guided in a figure 8 through the poles, then out of the arena. Fastest time wins. We were amazed by these little ones! This little guy walked the whole way, but the others trotted or loped. They were so cute and fearless!
Monday (yesterday) was our 19th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going to the movies. Cars 2 was our pick. Very fun. Then we headed to the Adobe Deli for some good steak and ribs. Other than that we have been very quiet, trying to stay cool in the 100+ heat.
Stay tuned. You never know when we will do something interesting again.
Louise and Duane