Posted By: Meg
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 [ 10:50 am ]
tap, tap (sound of someone blowing into a mic) Hello? Hello? Does this thing work? It’s been so long since I’ve posted on this poor blog, that it took some doing to get back in. I’m traveling again, so it’s time for show and tell.
Here we go again!
BJ Bass and I are on a road trip. The short version of the story is that my mother was recently declared legally blind, so she’s no longer driving. Baby Bass’ parents could use a car to drive him around town in style, so I’m getting my mother’s car and they’re getting mine.
Bass and I flew to Arizona on Monday. Picked up Mom and the title to the car and went to the nearest DMV office. The nice lady at the DMV told us that Mom would get a refund on the fee for the license plates (since they stay with her, not the car), and showed us how to apply for the refund online. Which I started to do after dinner. And found that we’d transferred title to the wrong car. I now owned my step-father’s car.
So back to the DMV on Tuesday morning with the right title, the wrong title and Mom. If you ever make a car title mistake, do it in Arizona. The entire staff of this DMV office went out of their way to make the process of backing out yesterday’s transfer, issuing a new, clean title to my step-father and then transfering the proper title to me just as easy and painless as can be.
Welcome to New Mexico!
Between one thing and another, we didn’t leave Sun City West until noon. The drive to New Mexico was long, but filled with interesting sights. I never get tired of looking at the different kinds of mountains around here. Some are lumpy, some look like fabric has been draped over them and some look like the scenery from my favorite Western movies.
We arrived in Las Cruces, NM too late to do anything but grab a quick bite to eat and collapse. The restaurant at the hotel was closed, but the bar was still serving food. Who knew you could get a burrito with homemade green chile sauce in a bar? That and a beer made us both happy campers for the evening.
Wall painting behind our bed in Las Cruces
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about my knitting.