The Land of Enchantment


Day 58
October 13, 2012
Christof woke up this morning with the idea of returning our rental car in Las Cruces, New Mexico, thus avoiding hours spent going back and forth over the same territory, first driving backwards to the airport in El Paso, and then retracing the same route again by bicycle through heavy urban traffic. [Read more…]

Big Bend


Day 56
October 11, 2012
In the dining area of the motel I see someone eating French Toast. I look around for a frying pan, bread and some beaten eggs. All the motels we have been at have had batter and a waffle iron. The guest eating the French toast steers me towards a pile of cold French Toast in a covered glass bowl and points to the micro wave oven. I stare at the closed machine and feel as though I am from another planet. [Read more…]

On to Texas

The Oak Alley Plantation

Day 51
October 6, 2012
We plan on leaving New Orleans with a rental car. At Budget we discover that we can’t pick up the car Christof reserved. He left his German driver’s license at home, thinking that the International license is a replacement for his German license. It isn’t. What now?
It’s Saturday morning and our long discussion at the front desk holds up an ever-growing line of people. [Read more…]