Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alamogordo and Tularosa

While the title suggests I have taken up learning Spanish, they are the two cities I went through. I also passed Holloman Airforce base and heard (and dodged) jets pretty much all day.

It was 30 miles of mostly straight roads with slight turns northwest, then straight north, then a little west actually. I ended the day heading east through, and that's the important part.

Alamogordo was the first city I passed but I stayed on the outskirts so I wasn't completely immersed in the city. This wasn't the case when I went through the Village of Tularosa. I ended up walking through the 4 block town just because I wanted to see everything.

The Historical district looked like a town out of the old west. It was pretty cool.

I also passed a cool looking house and yard and thought I'd get artsy with it.

As I was leaving the town, I saw a big pepper made out of little peppers. ...looks like pain to me.

When I got back to the rv at the end of the day, the Brillantes were waiting for me too! It was great I got to meet them. They were in town at a doctors apt. and they passed me. I wasn't supposed to meet them until Thursday but I got to meet them today.

Last little bit of info: today I've been running for a month. One down. Three to go.

-- Patrick


  1. Pat, It is always great to see and hear what you did each day. I look forward to getting on my computer to read your blog. My kids don't like it, but too bad. Keep running and I await for the next blog.

  2. Patrick,

    You are 1/4 through the time estimate for your trip however if your mileage on the website is close to accurate, you are 1/3 of the way across.
    Maybe two months to go...Keep truckin pardner.

  3. keep up the good work! love the photos!!!

  4. You are progressing so well and what a great way to see regions of the country, The jets had to be cool, they probably thought you deserved a fly-by. Did you hear the National Anthem right after?

    Thanks for the message on FB, I posted the video in support of your beard!

    Keep it growing!
    Dennis Sullivan

  5. Patrick, As a person living with arthritis, thank you for all of your running! It must be awesome, to see so many beautiful and interesting places (in English and Espanol!).
    - David

    Aloe Vera 101