On the road again-so glad to be on the road again!
Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
104Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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The last three and half weeks have really gone by quite quickly, with our early mornings and early-to-bed nights becoming a routine. Although the work seemed harder than it had two years ago to Greg, he enjoyed being back in the quarry, and especially enjoyed the opportunity to work with "his" crew again. It was really special that, after only three and half weeks, the guys threw a send-off luncheon for him yesterday, barbecuing carne asada and chicken, with all the side dishes you could imagine...he was full right up to dinner - which was another neat "last supper"...Mike and Chris had us over for dinner - and along with great steaks, we had lots of good wine and laughs! We sure do enjoy spending time with them, and are glad that we have had more opportunity to do so this visit.
As usual, we've had a bit of wind buffeting us around as we've driven through the Palm Springs/Indio area (this is, after all the home of the largest wind farm in the country!) We've got about 6 hours of driving scheduled today, so we should be stopping for the night (in Picacho, Arizona) at around 4 p.m. We learned from Mike last night that Picacho's claim to fame is that it was the location of the only Civil War battle west of the Mississippi - and it took place AFTER the war had officially ended, but word hadn't gotten that far yet!