New Mexico - Mexico
Arriving back in Farmington to the house of Mark & Lisa, much to the delight of Suni!
All the parts, ordered two weeks prior, for the bike arrived and Grant managed to change the front sprocket - which was surprisingly worn - with the greatest of ease, well it seemed like it to Julie! Grant was also able to put the front tyre on using only the tools we carry and with Marks assistance the tyre was ballanced.
Grant also decided that as the first new ally box was such a huge success that another one would be of great benefit.
Whilst in Farmington we were invited to the Four Corners Old Car Club meeting - seeing as we still own the HR, we qualified as guests! We also joined the club for their run which included the Scooter Club.
We went to visit Paul and Desree Edney who have a collection of Route 66 service station memorablila including gas pumps, a baby rattler display, Goodyear Tyre ashtrays! it was very cute.
Jules got to ride on the wee Crumpet Vespa, feeling very Audrey Hepburn, looking very Frumpy Hepburn.
Grant took the Rat Bike Cushman for a spin and enjoyed it imensley.
Leaving Farmington we moved on to Sorocco and out to see the Very Large Array Radio Telescope, you may know it from the film Contact. It was very interesting watching all the 29 dishes move in the valley in sync.
After Sorocco we moved on to Alamogordo and visited the Suzuki dealer for information and the guys there were very very helpul.
Alamogordo is home to the Space History Museum where they have displays on all sorts of cools Space stuff and displays on misiles and rockets which was very interesting. There you can stand next to and touch an F1 Engne which was used in the Saturn Rockets that took the missions to he moon.
We left there past the White Sands National Monument (huge gypsum sand dunes in the middle of the valley).
We are now in Deming, having a short break in a campground enjoying the Deming Duck Races before heading off to Mexico.
We have been fortunate enough to have met Howard and Marilee who have this neat little RV (which is very uncommon) and they run an internet cafe out of it.... just jokes, they very kindly let us use the internet and thier computer. Thanks guys...
We have also picked up a Hitch Hiker! The Suzuki has be christened Miss Piggy as it seems t be getting more buxom by the kilometer so our friends in Farmington gave her a lover!
Posted by Julie Rose at August 26, 2005 08:10 PM GMT