Thursday, January 10, 2008

On the road: Day Two

Today we drove from Kingman, AZ, to Amarillo, TX. It was a very, very long day. Three of the four of us (i.e., Mrs. Gerbil, the cat, and I) were rather displeased by the length of today's drive. The cat, on the other hand, feels the need to complain a lot before allowing herself to be lulled. She'll go to sleep after about an hour of kvetching; but that first hour is not pleasant for anyone involved.

The scenery, however, was lovely. For some reason I hadn't realized that the desert would be covered in snow in the beginning of January--perhaps because when I think "desert" I think "hot." But there was quite a bit of snow throughout much of Arizona and New Mexico.

We made it almost all the way across New Mexico before the sun set. Said sunset lit up an awesome cloud formation in the eastern sky.

Odd spotting of the day: a purveyor of ostrich eggs and half-price meteorites. Well, actually, we didn't see the place itself, only its billboard.

What I want to know is this: Who determines the regular price of meteorites?

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