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So, I couldn’t let a day go by and not post so regardless of my droopy eyelids here’s today’s entry.
We left Fort Worth in brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies and that’s how it continued for most our nine-hour journey. I have to say, I could never have imagined that hundreds of miles could look exactly the same! At first there were large areas of wheat fields that then changed to ……. well mostly nothing!!
We saw two other interesting things today, one was the length of the trains, they went on and on for miles. One of them was carrying cars and small trucks and the other interesting thing was this guy in his van!
We are now settled in Santa Fe at a Ranch Resort and Spa. The first known Spanish settler on this land was in October 1743. In the 1860’s the land came into the possession of Archbishop Lamy, the first Archbishop of Santa Fe and he built a small lodge and chapel here and over the intervening years it became the resort that stands here today.
Apparently, we may see bears, mountain lions, coyotes, elk, deer, raccoons, skunks and squirrels … so fingers crossed.
PS: One thing we’ve been meaning to tell you about are calf fries!! Now to our US friends you may know this already but it will probably be a ‘first’ for our UK family and friends. Calf fries are fried calves testicles!! (Prairie Oysters/Rocky Mountain Oysters are fried bulls’ testicles). We ordered them thinking they were just ‘fries’ but the waiter then explained what they were. Needles to say, Si ate all his and I, for the sake of adventure, tried just one. That was enough for me!!