June 18, 2012
Got home yesterday afternoon after 17 days on the road. Saw some new country, met some interesting people, learned some history I didn't know and came home with some great memories. For me it doesn't get much better than that.
I have to say, for all the places I visited there is one region, actually a county, that is certainly the most cantankerous of all the places I visited. Here's a couple clues:
Home, Home On The Strange
Where the deer and the antelope are prey.
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
Oh, and I know this isn't part of the song, but their storms are full of ash.
"One of the reasons I live in this county is because there are no synagogues or mosques."
—A resident of Catron County, New Mexico who shall remain nameless