Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Unfamiliar Roads

Day 27:  Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Goosenecks State Park UT
Yesterday we drove from Goosenecks State Park in UT to Albuquerque NM.  It was a beautiful drive on unfamiliar roads through the Navajo and Apache nations, with snow-capped mountains, gigantic monuments of stone, canyons, desert, sage, cedar, multi-colored sands, and then as we climbed to elevations of 6000 to 7000 feet, we encountered rain, snow, sleet, hail, and wind.  It was wet and cold (36°) in Albuquerque when we arrived, but we were snug, dry and warm in our little home on wheels.  The rain ceased by late afternoon and this morning it looks like a bright, sunny, and much warmer day than yesterday.

I do not like to travel roads traveled before—but it is necessary to travel a familiar road in order to discover the unfamiliar one.  Every day we awake to the familiar—but we do not know what that new day holds—it may open the way for a new, unfamiliar, and wonderful new road.  Keep an eye out for it.  I will do the same as I drive eastward toward Amarillo TX today—maybe it will be Amarillo TX—it could be Kansas—if a new, unfamiliar road is discovered along the way.

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