Off the Grid

19 Aug

Driving to Conchas Lake, NM for a weekend reunion with the boyfriend’s high school friends seemed like an easy enough trip. Two hours east on I-40. Gotcha. But then once we got in the car and started driving I remembered why I usually head west on vacation. Eastern New Mexico looks like western Texas. Very long, hot, dry, and boring (no cell phone reception- the horror!). So we played an ‘I spy’ game. It went like this:

I’m going to the lake and I’m bringing…
Asshole drivers
Brakelights
Clouds
Diesel trucks
Encino
Fireworks
Gravel
Hand-crafted Native American gifts
Ice cream
Justin
Knives
Long road
Mercedes
Numbers
Open space
Posts
Quite a bit of nothing
Ramp
Santa Rosa
Trees
Unemployed people
Very large amount of orange barrels
Walmart
The ‘X’ in’ Texas
Yellow ribbon
Zipper.

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