Friday, February 16, 2007

We've had a lovely couple of days.

Several afternoons ago, we spotted a bronze 26.5 mid bath Lazy Daze driving the loop here in Rockhound State Park

As usual, I went out to see if it was anyone we knew, since I feel like we already sort of know all the folks who drive Lazy Daze.

It turned out to be Jack and Jeannette Walker, a couple who had corresponded with us via email. They recently purchased their rig and are making the trek from Southern California back to their home in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

This is their first motor home and they are eager to learn the ropes. While they've travelled the world, living in many countries over the years, they are adapting well to the more relaxed style common among so many of us who travel in RVs.

We've had several interesting conversations about the changes that often result from traveling in a motorhome.

This mind set sort of creeps up on you when you begin to realize that instead of running from place to place to try to cram everything into your time you begin to really understand that you are free to do as you like. Are you having a good time? Then it's fine to stay an extra day or two or even more. Are you tired and feel the need to just sit around and veg for a day or two?

Fine, you can do it. And as these realizations pile up, you begin to understand that your time is truly your own. What a liberating thing this is, and after the time we've spent on the road, it's still a concept that delights me.

While this may sound obvious, to actually live it and know it on a visceral level is a wonderful thing. . .

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Okay, Okay, enough of this drivel, I want to switch gears now and talk about the fabulous restaurant we found this evening.

Last year I had read about a place called the Adobe Deli. To tell you the truth, I don't really remember what was said about it, but I marked it in the GPS and sort of forgot about it.

When we all decided to go out for dinner, we asked around the campground, and a great guy named Art (the volunteer who is so helpful) mentioned the Adobe Deli, so off we went.

This place is truly out in the middle of nowhere. If you didn't know where it was, you would never find it, and even knowing where it was, we had a bit of a time.

You drive twelve miles out of Deming (not a huge metropolis to start out with) on Old Las Cruces Highway. Then, out in the dark of the New Mexico desert, you turn on an almost unmarked road, then drive one mile until you see a pretty dilapidated looking building (it was dark, so maybe it looks better during the day?). Anyway, we thought it was something else (it certainly didn't look like a restaurant), but since it was the only building for miles, we decided to go in and ask where the Adobe Deli was.

As you can guess, we had arrived!

Entering into a dark and rugged building, we were greeted with a large statue of a cowboy with about a dozen saddles around the base. We then proceeded into the bar/dining room, where we were informed that it was Friday night and without reservations, we were out of luck. So here we were, out in the cold dark desert with nothing else in sight, what a dilemma! Then a couple saw our predicament and took pity on us, offering to eat at the bar so we could have their table. What a kind and wonderful couple they were (we bought them drinks).

So on to dinner. We all agreed this was the best rib-eye steak any of us had ever tasted. Accompanied by a nice salad and a giant baked potato, this was a darned near perfect meal (although Jeannette's steak was a bit heavier on the fat than the others) the taste and texture was truly sublime

So if you're ever out her in Deming, I can completely recommend the Adobe Deli. Just make sure you have good directions or you may miss it all together

Life is good.

1 comment:

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the call this morning and your concern for Dave. I think you are having such a wonderful life now. We miss you but wouldn't wish you back in this place for anything. As you always say, Life is good.