On the road to Datil Wells. Datil is located at the foot of those mountains just ahead
According to plan, I swooped into the Walmart in Socorro, New Mexico, grabbed a few much-needed groceries and headed west on Highway 60 towards a boondocking area near Datil Wells, New Mexico, about 70 miles away. Mucho thanks to Larry for recommending Datil to me, I had to drive past Datil on the way to Pie Town anyway so this will give me a new view for a few days. I paid for three days, and I may extend beyond that depending on how those three days go.
As you might imagine, I still have some bird pictures from the Bosque, which I will sneak into my blog when least expected, especially if I don't have any fresh images to show. Even though I've spent almost every day at the Bosque Del Apache with the Sandhill Cranes, I still kind of miss them, and I'm already looking forward to visiting Whitewater Draw in Arizona, which always has more Sandhill Cranes than any place I've ever seen, and that includes the Bosque.
I'm in what the Air Force calls a holding pattern, which means slowly circling, waiting for permission to land, or in my case, slowly hanging around waiting for the balloon rally in December. I don't have any place I need to be until then, so I'll probably kill some time in the New Mexico mountains boondocking at Datil and Pie Town until I've eaten my legal limit of pies, and my corpulent carcass has to be rolled back to the Lance in a wheelbarrow. At least, that's my plan, but since I don't make plans, I wouldn't put much stock in anything I've just said.
I passed the VLA... Very Large Array, on the way to Datil, I didn't stop because I've been there before, I just took this picture out the window at 65 miles an hour and kept on truckin.
This is a brief history of Datil Wells. And Datil Wells is nothing more, or less, than a well for watering livestock along a cattle drive.
My Internet is soooo sloooow it has taken me over an hour to put these three photos on my blog. Datil Wells is out in the middle of nowhere, so its not surprising my Internet is so pitiful. Maybe it will get better a different time of the day, but if it doesn't my picture posting is going to be extremely limited.