If the WordPress iPod app actually works, this post will include crappy cell-phone pictures featuring highlights from my trip to Las Cruces: Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari; green chile breakfast burrito from Kix on 66 in Tucumcari; motel sign in Vaughn; World’s Largest Pistachio in Tularosa; giant roadrunner in Alamagordo; and Royal Host Motel in Las Cruces (with restaurant next door).

If this doesn’t work, I’ll upload better quality pictures when I get home.


Road Advice

Here are three things I know about road trips:

1. You should always stop to take a picture of the World’s Largest Anything. Even if it’s ridiculous. Especially if it’s ridiculous.

2. Regardless of your personal political views, you should never count on a Republican to make decent cappuccino. (Libertarians and Green Party supporters, however, can be trusted implicitly. The reason for this will be obvious if you think about it for a minute.)

3. If the motel has a friendly cat in the lobby, it’s probably safe to check in without inspecting the room.

blogging to you live from Las Cruces, N.M.