a BIG day. in the car.

Today felt a little like this was the first day of the adventure because this was the day we were leaving Texas.

We made it all the way from San Antonio to Kerrville before stopping for coffee. On the way back to 10, we noticed this warning sign (Andy wouldn't let me turn around to get a picture of the actual sign, so I had to find this one on the TxDOT site). 
horns. and an udder.
Now admittedly I'm a city girl, and I don't know much about livestock, but it seems to me that if this sign is accurate, they're gonna need some new breeding stock. Soon.
About 3:40pm (MST) we crossed the border to New Mexico.
8 hours in the car. we still look pretty happy.
Dinner at La Posta in historic Mesilla, NM. Pretty decent food, beautiful decor, and some lovely birds that wolf-whistle. A lot.
shrimp ceviche, story of the building, a couple of birds.
You know that commercial where 2 guys are on a road trip and they listen to Spanish lessons in the car? At the beginning, they can't properly pronounce "gracias". They finally stop for gas, and the passenger guy gets out complaining about "trece horas en el coche sin parar e no musica," and the driver says  "compre unas papitas" while you're in there. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch it here. We think it's funny. Anyway, we thought we'd give it a shot...
drive time Spanish
el autopista es grande
We had planned to stop for the night in Las Cruces, but it was only about 4:30 when we got there, so we kept going. About 7:15pm (PST) we crossed in to Arizona. Between the last of the daylight and our headlights, we had just enough to get a picture.
still happy, but i was worried about snakes.

Have you ever heard of Willcox, AZ? Me neither. But that's where we stopped for the night. Tomorrow - San Diego!
Here are the final stats for 10/13/12:
* 785 miles
* 11.5 hours
* average ~ 32 mpg
* 6 bathroom breaks (yes, for me)
* 3 gas stops
* 1 coffee stop
* 1 meal stop

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