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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Home is Wherever I'm With You {Southwest Trip Part IV}

HOME BOUND! We left on 2 day journey home on Thursday 1/21/10. A storm was chasing us east, so in order to avoid snow and rain, we didn't have much of a choice. I don't know if you recall but that week California (which is only 2.5 hours away from Phoenix) had major flash flooding, thunderstorms and even a tornado in Orange County. Crazy! (Check out this link for videos )It had been drizzling in AZ but it was only a matter of time before it really got hit. (Arizona ended up having the worst flash flooding and rainfall in 17 years). We had to take the "southern route" (mind you, way out of way) because directly east of Phoenix the mountains in "Rim Country" were getting feet of snow.
Below are some images of southern New Mexico. We were majorly out of our way on route 54 (one lane each direction). We were so far south we actually went through border patrol. They have places on the highway were you have to pull off in order for them to verify whether or not you are an American citizen. I thought that was cool!
We eventually got back on track (on I-40) and hr. from Tucumcari, NM. We stopped there for the night. The next day I did most of the driving, therefore there are no images.

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