Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Celebration of Odysseus

Day 28:  Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Odysseus--The Mobile Adventurer
The drive from Albuquerque NM to Amarillo TX yesterday was a pleasant one.  We had good weather through the day—though it seems to me we are chasing the “low front” that has wreaked so much havoc in parts of TX.  We ran into some rain as we approached Amarillo and I suspect we’ll experience some more rain today as we travel on to the East.  Where?  I’m not sure.  I know it will be toward the East.

The big event yesterday was Odysseus’ odometer turning over to 100,000 miles!  There were 27 miles on it when we purchased it five years ago!  What adventures Odysseus has opened up for us over those years.  It has carried us to every state in these United States (Nova Scotia too) several times now (Alaska and Hawaii visited by air and sea).  It has enabled us to re-connect with friends and relatives all along the way. The vehicle has been used only for our travel adventures and seldom for any other reason—100,000 miles of adventure.  

Will I be able to travel with Odysseus for another 100,000?  I spoke with a German tourist a few days ago and he told me Odysseus with its Mercedes Benz diesel engine could easily go another 300,000!  Wow!  I’m already planning my next “On the Road Again” adventure!  And, not just the next one—but all those to be enjoyed for the next 200,000 miles!   

Our Navajo Guide (Eric) and the "freezing cold" tour truck
 with plastic curtains at Monument Valley

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