Our host has warned us that mountain lions roam nearby — and he’s recovering from a javelina bite. I had to look that one up. It’s not a female javelin, but a wild pig.
Now that’s my kind of vacation!
I’m heading to Tucson tomorrow then to southern New Mexico for some badly needed vacation; I’ll post when I find something fun and interesting.
Our final destination — thank heaven — has no Internet access so we’ll look at the stars and, maybe, the mountain lions. I get to visit Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, named by Budget Travel one of the nation’s coolest small towns in 2008.
Nearby towns — and “near” is a relative term — include Elephant Butte, Cuchillo, Las Palomas and Caballo. In Spanish, cuchillo means knife, caballo means horse and las palomas means the doves. Elephant Butte remains to be determined.
T and C is named, improbably enough, for a 1950s television show. (I hope there’s no town being named for The Bachelor or American Idol out there somewhere.)
For an urban girl who bursts into tears of joy when she lands in Paris, I’m totally psyched. I love the outdoors, the desert, the Southwest. I’m looking forward to visiting Tucson’s aviation museum and the Center For Creative Photography, a museum founded in 1975 by legendary shooter Ansel Adams at the University of Arizona.