Goodbyes are so hard.  My heart is heavy as we make our way back to the West coast.  We have stopped periodically, exploring different areas of the country as we progress toward the Pacific NW.  I have  snapped some good photos along the way,  most of which  are on my camera waiting to be downloaded. We are now in New Mexico driving across long expenses desert with mountains in the background and the occasional train checking along the tracks. We plan to go to Tucson this afternoon and spend the night with friends Denise and Charles. We are both tired and hungry, and I miss Texas. That’s all I can say right now because I am choking back the tears.  I miss Texas.

(Thank god for cell phones!!)