Here we are on the home stretch. Instead of eating at the Holiday Inn this morning, we visited Waffle House - they have grits,and I'm a Southern boy. We didn't get rolling until 8 AM, then made a couple of stops en route - Belen to replace a missing comb and TorC for lunch- oops, the places we had in mind weren't open. Ended up sharing a lunch at the Pepper Pot in Hatch, where the food was excellent but the service slow.
Took the river road south from Hatch, and the river is definitely up, to the surprise (& perhaps demise) of trees growing along the bank and on islands. Got to the HIE in Las Cruces about 3, and called Sandra's Uncle Murray to arrange meeting for dinner at 6. While waiting I processed a bunch of pictures from Fennboree. We ate at Si Senor, good food but way too much to eat.
Tomorrow we'll see the RR museum in Las Cruces, then visit Coas book store and browse. We'll meet Uncle Murray, his neighbor Peggy and his son Darren, for lunch. Afternoon is up in the air.
For the day, 220 miles, 1670 for the trip.