So far every state has presented us with a nice “Welcome” sign at their state line. New Mexico is the first to let us down. We weren’t on an interstate, but we were on the heavily trafficked Highway 285 that goes from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Below is a […]
Trey was pumped about seeing his buddy Zach in Texas. That’s all he talked about at this little state line photo break. “Is this Zach’s house? Is this Zach’s house?” “No, Trey. It’s a res stop.”
After visiting with our friends Jesse & JJ in Clinton, MS, it was getting late but I decided to continue driving west. The next day promised a good 7 hours until we arrived at our destination near Dallas, TX. By driving a bit at night, Trey could sleep and we could shave off a few […]
As soon as we got to the Mississippi state line the car started acting up. One of the new spark plugs I had installed before we left was bad and misfiring a lot. Thankfully, we found a mechanic with the same national chain that installed the plugs and had the problem fixed at no expense. […]
When you drive into Texas there are all these signs that say “Drive Friendly.” They aren’t kidding either! People literally go off the road so that you can easily and safely pass them. Insane!
Early silver production brought the need to produce charcoal for use in the smelters which processed the ore. Near Willow Creek, six charcoal ovens were built in 1873 to produce charcoal to fuel the smelters. The ovens were built by Swiss-Italian charcoal workers called “Carbonari” and were made from Quartz latite welded tuff quarried near […]