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"The Jornada del Muerto (Spanish for "single day's journey of the dead man" hence "route of the dead man") in the U.S. state of New Mexico was the name given by the Spanish conquistadors to the Jornada del Muerto Desert basin, and the particularly dry 100-mile (160 km) stretch of a route through it.
The trail led northward from central Spanish colonial New Spain, present-day Mexico, to the farthest reaches of the viceroyalty in northern Nuevo México Province. The route later became a section of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (Spanish for "The Royal Road of the Interior Land was a 1,600 mile (2560 kilometer) long trade route between Mexico City and San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, from 1598 to 1882.
The 404 mile (646 kilometer) section of the route within the United States was proclaimed as a part of the United States National Historic Trail system on October 13, 2000. The trail is overseen by both the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management with aid from El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Assoc. also known as CARTA.
Various sites and cities along the Mexican section of the trail were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2010. Those sites include Ojuelos de Jalisco, the place where the first fortification was built in 1569 and Zacatecas, the city in which a rich silver mineral mine triggered the original construction of the "El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro"." - from Wiki - links left active if you want to read more.
"The Jornada del Muerto Desert ecoregion, in the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, is a wide and long stretch of flat desert landforms and xeric habitat about 100 miles (160 km) from north to south. The desert runs between the Oscura Mountains and San Andres Mountains on the east, and the Fra Cristóbal Range and Caballo Mountains on the west. The western mountains block access to the Rio Grande, the most reliable water source in the region." Still from Wiki
So, when you see the Rattlesnake sign you start really paying attention. Unless you are from Texas. Because if you are from Texas it is engrained into you to ALWAYS pay ATTENTION for rattlesnakes.
So I went into the ladies room and looked around, no snakes. Looked over the stall, no snakes.
I did see this!
At first glance I thought it might have been horse hair.
Random fact: A lot of people where braided horse hair on their hats.
But I think it was human hair.
No, I did not touch it. Let someone from up North find it and think it's a snake and dispose of it.
(I mean shoot it, of course.)
Driving and Driving for 11+ Hours...
Enough already, we stopped for the night and I was out like a light. I went right to sleep and dreamed about the sunsetting in my back yard.
More New Mexico Adventures to follow.
Catch you later~
We returned home in between adventures to find the June Vegancuts box had arrived. I was emailed tracking, but couldn't be bothered to check it. When you chasing sunsets and traveling on "The Journey of the Deadman" (more about that in the next post) you don't have time to track your mail.
We signed up to the monthly vegan snack box a few years ago, but between traveling, moving and generally never being home we ended the subscription. I must say the boxes are BETTER than I remember them to be. So glad I restarted the subscription.
This is the vegan goodness we found in our June box:
I ate the popcorn first thing (my son doesn't like popcorn of any kind).
I was not thrilled with the seasonings, I'm not a fan of curry, so it's not my thing. But it was a full size bag and was very fresh. If you like Curry I'm sure you would enjoy it.
He happily ate the rest of the contents over the course of a few days. He liked everything included in the snack box.
I think it was well worth the price and nice way to sample products you maybe never heard of. It is also nice to try all the products knowing they are vegan and healthy.
I would recommend Vegancuts monthly subscription snack boxes. So give them a try if you aren't already on the list.
Now I must go, this vegan nice cream is calling my name...
See you at the airport!
The key to a brilliant adventure is working out the logistics and connections. And for me, having enough free time to relax and explore without being a slave to a schedule.
And right now I have a bad case of #wanderlust
See you at the airport!
So it's another random day, random post. I have about 1,000 travel blog post I need to write up and edit photos for, but instead let's just sees whats lurking around on my iphone, okay?
These pretty flowers are morning glories. Many people consider them weeds, but I like them. (I admit to loving most all flowers.)
Okay, I will now go to work editing some of the travel pictures, plus I have a review and a shopping haul to post.
Speaking of shopping, I am having so much fun shopping for the new house! I will post up a tour if I ever get finished buying drapes. I just thought I had a lot of windows in my old house, but this place! OMG! So many windows!
Catch you later~
Now that May is gone its time to look at the most clicked random bits as we do every month. May was a busy month, meaning I was lazy and didn't post much. #Fail
But none the less, you stuck it out and returned to read more of my silly blog.
For May 2016 the Most clicked (but maybe not the Best posts) were:
Native American Pueblo -Post from May 6, 2016, from my latest trip to New Mexico. I still have more to post from this trip, including more from the Native American town, shopping in ABQ and other adventures. One day, I will catch up, but in the meantime read it if you haven't already.
Eat To Thrive - May post showing my Thrive food order and the May Vegan Cuts box and more random food. 18+ pictures of random Vegan goodness. No real review because I have not had time to even eat the goodies yet.
Hello May - Short post of me leaving Texas on a road trip. As usual more pictures than text and random as Hell.
Texas Again - May 14, 2016, post of me returning to Texas. (I flew into Austin on this trip.) As usual the first thing I did was go for tacos, lol.
When not having tacos I was busy "not" cooking vegan recipes.
Most of my other post were random crap from other months that scored lots of views. (Why? I have no idea.) But thank you for reading, bookmarking and returning. If there is something in particular you want to read about do leave me a comment below. I always enjoy hearing from my readers, haters non withstanding.
June will probably be pretty much the same nonsense as May, as we settle into our new digs. Want to see glamours pictures of unpacking boxes and measuring windows for new drapes? Well, get ready, lol.
See you at the airport (and the home furnishing store!)
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