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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun in the High Desert

Tuesday's journey might have been dull... except for the snow flurries, ice, slush, and freezing temperatures in the Texas desert west of San Antonio, not far west either. And that wouldn't have been bad except that the semi's tended to throw up a spray of the slush which coated the windshield and defied any wiper action. Passing a semi, or even a car, was a challenge. Faye may never recover.

If you look at this picture, you may be able to see the ice buildup on the right. Faye took this through the windshield. You may have to click on it to blow it up first.

There was light layer of snow on the desert. Well, it is high desert so I suppose it happens from time to time but we weren't expecting it. We didn't escape it until we came to about 50 miles east of El Paso. We had stopped for a bite and some coffee in Ozona, Texas and the snow started coming down heavily. I'd have taken a picture of the snow covered car but I really wasn't dressed for the weather and just wanted to get out of there.

The snow and bad weather put a damper on our plans to head over to Carlsbad, NM, to see the caverns. We figured it would be rough driving up into the hills there. So we decided to put it off for the return trip. We are planning on going to Tombstone, AZ today. Do the touristy bit there. It'll still be chilly but at least no snow.

Chilly is a mild term for this. I am not used to temps in the 30s.

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