|"Fall in Redlands"|
The drive from New Mexico to California was uneventful with wonderful weather and while in Redlands, CA we had a few days of rain which was very refreshing and almost felt like you could HEAR the trees and plants soaking it all up. We left Redlands and visited family in Lancaster, CA and the day before we left had quite a bit of wind with some rain and that storm moved across the states and was to be hitting our area of New Mexico the day we left to drive home. Surprisingly to us it was beautiful and clear every mile that we traveled leaving around 9:45am from Lancaster and arriving home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico just at 10pm (had to stop and pick up a turkey and swiss sub from Dion's Pizza before coming home that we'd phoned in ... smile). We had heard the weather was very tricky around Continental Divide, New Mexico and watching the outside temperature it did get down to 10 degrees there though we were safe and warm in the car as well as the roads being totally clear and tho we did see snow along the way it was not a problem.
|View of San Francisco Peak from Williams, Arizona|
Having a multicultural family and friends from all walks of life I'd like to wish you all, no matter what religious affiliation or none, a very meaningful and joyful holiday season and Merry Christmas. May the spirit guide, protect and bless you.