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…]
October 12, 2012
After breakfast we drive 75 kilometers to the Santa Elena Canyon Overlook, which provides easy access to a view of the Rio Grande. A trickle of water meanders through its dry riverbed.
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…]
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…]
October 5, 2012
It’s a luxury to sleep under white, smooth sheets in an elegant air-conditioned hotel room. We sleep in late and have breakfast in a Café around the corner, sitting in two comfortable chairs by the window. [Read more…]