Got up about 6:30, wondering how I managed that. Hotel breakfast was miserable: cold (& late) mico-omelette, blah turkey sausage, halfway decent B&G. The only high point was whole milk. Scouted to find the second location for COAS Books, then picked up Murray. We had a bit of time to kill, so we wandered up and down Las Cruces' Main St to see the sights and visit ca street market – anyone want a $20 bag of red chiles (medium, hot or xtra hot)?
Our target was the best used bookstore I've ever visited. Location 1, I picked up some mysteries on my 'want' list.
Location 2 yielded another couple of mysteries, plus some CW books of interest to Missourians. The staff there suggested Las Trancas restaurant across the street. Excellent chiles relleno (green), a bit more than I could eat. Then it was back to Murray's apartment, where I showed him the pictures I'd selected for Sandra's Celebration of Life – when I can get it scheduled. We talked a lot.
Supper was chiles rellenos at Si Senor, a fancy restaurant. Their green was hot but tasty. Murray's quesadilla was big enough for 3 meals.
One “tid-bit” for the day noted while I was waiting for Murray to pick up a scrip at Albertsons: A man came out with a loaf of french bread sticking out of his backpack and rode away on a Harley.
Now: early to bed!
For the day: 23.1 mi, 1096.6 for the trip.
Tomorrow: Las Cruces to Las Vegas
Gas: Las Cruces $2.99