Monday, June 18, 2012

Home, Home On The Strange

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, of 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