During September and October Susan and I embarked on a tour of several midwestern and western states, driving in our 2000 Toyota Siena van(215,000 miles before our trip)a total of 7,279 miles through 13 states. We were gone 33 days and spent the night in 21 different places. When we got home it dawned on us that we had been together virtually 24/7 for the entire trip with no major disagreements and without growing tired of each other. I think our marriage of 41 years will last.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday October 7: On the Road AZ and NM

Today was primarily a day of travel without any major stops.  The morning started off great because we had Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s!  It was next door to our hotel and we got discount coupons.  It tasted so good and it was so bad for me.  We checked the weather behind us and learned it was 31 degrees at Grand Canyon, lowest temperature in continental US.  Glad we headed south.

We took a little detour to drive through Tombstone AZ.  We didn’t hang around long enough to view the reenactment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, but we did enjoy the street signs.  Could you live up to residing at this intersection?


We traveled on to the town of Bisbee where we discovered a neat historic district and shopping area. 

Susan can attest to the Mexican Mocha being quite delicious.

That’s her raven cap on the table.  I bought it as my cap but she had to have it, so being the good husband I am, I gave it up.  I should have kept it for her Christmas gift.  After coffee we wandered around Bisbee for awhile and made a few gift purchases.

We had lunch at Poco, a vegan restaurant down an alley off one of the main streets.  Great place to eat and my first encounter with my meal check being presented on an iPhone.  Think about signing your name on an iPhone with your finger—not so easy.  Anyway, a receipt was emailed to me, so there’s no paper involved.  Pretty cool.

Bisbee is off the beaten path, i.e. interstate highway, and as we traveled toward NM we saw a number of US Border Patrol vehicles.  They were either patrolling the roads or pulled off on the side with an agent scanning the horizon with binoculars.  It seemed they were everywhere.  We crossed the border (state) into the Land of Enchantment, but encountered  rain and colder weather as we approached Silver City NM where we spent the night.

In Silver City, of all places, we enjoyed one of our best dinners on the trip.  We ate at Shevek and Co., a European style restaurant where the couple sitting next to us may as well have been at our own table.  Although not eavesdropping, Susan and I later concocted stories about the couple based on what snippets of conversation we hears.  Maybe they did the same for us.  Anyway, the food and service were just outstanding, so if you’re ever in Silver City, tell them Tom sent you.

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