The journey is the destination. Or as the long-sleeve tee says, which I’m wearing from Life is Good!
That partly depends on your company and how you travel, but some of that is being open to what your roadtrip reveals. I drove to and from Hobbs, New Mexico to give a presentation at a mini-conference. From 2/25/2014 and 3/1-2/2014 –
When looking at a potential project on the college campus, two college personnel told me the story of the Hobbs area is “oil, cowboys, and water.”
This panorama tells some more fine points – Apache or Comanche people, Yucca campestris (denizen of the dry SE New Mexico high plains), a roadrunner, New Mexico’s famous Zia Symbol, plenty of cattle, cowboys and bucking horses, and so on. No wonder there are so many Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos fans in New Mexico…
In Hobbs, you’ll most likely hear west Texas accents, and the land and town look and feel like west Texas. Yet, it’s in New Mexico.
Unlike El Paso, where most people speak English and Spanglish like New Mexico, and the land and town look and feel much like it, too! Yet it’s in Texas.
Onward, back home to the west…4 more hours…sigh.
That’s just how they grow back where equally pushing its limits, such as in Albuquerque and central NM. But conspicuously absent from town are any of the less winter-hardy Mexican Fan Palm / W. robusta, from those silly Phoenix-pushers…any alive in 2/2011 are long gone.
A friend in Albuquerque once commented on some of my photos, how only in New Mexico, the plants look to be worth more than the dilapadated buildings they are near!