July 20 – Day 70 – Thursday

July 20 – Day 70 – Thursday

Psalm 79:13
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever:
we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Of whom thou thyself art the Shepherd. Let us not be destroyed by those who are thy enemies; and we, in all our generations, will give thanks unto thee for ever. Clarke’s Commentary

New Mexico’s beauty to my eyes.

Hello Arizona, my old friend

At Holbrook, AZ on Hwy 40, we stopped for Lunch about 1120,
found out it was really 1020.
We ate any way.

Sign on restaurant wall.
the Farmer thinks this is true.
We did a little thimble hunting at a
Quilt/Antique shop, nice fabric , limited antiques.
no thimble except those packaged on the wall.

From hwy 40 we drove to the end of 377
to the end of hwy 277, turning right onto 260.
through the Apche-Sitgreaves national forest.
Signs starting on 377 and continuing,
state we were driving on the ‘Hash Knife Pony Express route’.

What a contrast to be driving through beautiful trees
instead of high desert (as high as 7200 elevation).

Acres and acres of forest

We found Chuck Code and Aunt Margaret’s home easily down this road.
WE had an enjoyable visit with Aunt Margaret
while waiting for Chuck returned from Phoenix.
Then we all went to dinner at Tiny’s,

the Farmer riding with Chuck in this.
Much conversation and laughter.

View from my window

The Morning and Evening of the seventieth day.


July 19 – Day 69 – Wednesday

Psalm 78:6-7
That the generation to come might know them,
even the children which should be born;
who should arise and declare them to their children:
That they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

These were commanded to the fathers – the patriarchs and primitive Hebrews, that they should make them known to their children, who should make them known to the generation that was to come, whose children should also be instructed that they might declare them to their children; to the end that their hope might be in God, that they might not forget his works, and might keep his commandments: that they might not be as their fathers, but have their heart right and their spirit steadfast with God, . . . Clarke’s Commentary

We hadn’t been on the road very long when the Farmer
realized his left-extended mirror was missing.
We stopped at 2 auto part type stores in Santa Rosa

In a Municipal Park at Santa Rosa

no, mirror

Not much is happening when even the billboards are bare.

Then we began to see these

Cline’s was going on in a big way since 1934

If you want to visit Cline’s
it’s at Interstate 40 and Hwy 285

And they are polite.
We didn’t stop.

On to Albuquerque, on Central Avenue
an RV supply had what the farmer needed;
he installed one right there in the driveway.

Driving on down Central on a thimble hunt

at Antique Specialties, our first stop,
I found this little gold pretty one

I had remembered NM as dry, dirty and depressing.
This thimble will remind me that my memories are not always accurate.
I was pleased out find I was mistaken.

I’ve enjoyed the desert of New Mexico.

Rocky New Mexico
We have to admire the tenacity of the first travelers
through this unfriendly country,

At 3:51 pm, we crossed the Continental Divide.

USA RV park was
asphalt and gravel,
neat and clean and
all units parked close together doors facing,
(First itme for that arrangement)

My view
Time to do laundry again,

Later I found a neat night sky.

The Morning and Evening of the sixty-ninth day.

July 18 – Day 68 – Tuesday

July 18 – Day 68 – Tuesday

Psalm 77:13
Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary:
who is so great a God as our God?

I must go to the sanctuary now to get comfort, as I went before to get instruction. What a mercy to have the privilege of drawing near to God in his ordinances! How many doubts have been solved, fears dissipated, hearts comforted, darknesses dispelled, and snares broken, while waiting on God in the means of grace! Clarke’s Commentary


Getting ready to leave Oklahoma

Acres of cotton fields.

Hello Texas

Grey County rest stop is beautiful

Some of you many have seen the video from the rear of the the building.
A friend said ‘where are the trees?”
Yes, I, too, prefer trees!

A restroom is a storm shelter

I’ve never taken a picture of a rest room before
but then I’ve never seen one like this.
Isn’t the tile work beautiful.

Backside of the rest stop.

View from the back of the rest stop

Glimpses of Texas

I’m using the new-to-me computer.
I don’t have all my pictures transferred, Opps!
I’ll do the best I can.


We entered New mexico

Miles and miles of wind machines in rows.

Mountain Road RV Park Campground
on the minus side – No grass, few trees and no internet
on the plus side – cooler, less humic and quiet

We went to Mc Donald’s to post July 15th, 16th. and 17th
I almost had a melt down!
(I’m getting really tired and it must be time to get home.)
I had to use the new-to-me computer, Windows 10.
So I had to learn ‘NEW STUFF’ never an easy thing for me.
no Microsoft office programs, no word,
and no picture manager – I use this to crop and fix my pictures

the Farmer copied the blog file into Windows 10 Wordpad,
and my pictures into a folder on my desktop, so I could find them.
Word pad is different, boo.
I had to find a different app to crop and fix my pictures.
I also could seem to communicate what my problems were,
soooooo very frustrating.

Thankfully the internet connection was very strong
and the pictures uploaded quickly.
I did get it done, just before tears.

When we got back to the Tango,
I didn’t even turn on my computer,
my phone games and I went to bed.

My View (I didn’t even want to look)

The Morning and the Evening of the sixty-eighth day.