Am surprised and pleased to emerge from hostel into cool, gray clouds from which what, if memory serves, we once called “rain” drips steadily.
Drive out to Mission Xavier del Bac, and luck into an extended tour lead by Jolene. We get secular history within a miniature museum, and then a rich exposition of the church itself. That she solicits donations to continue improving church and environs seems a small price to pay for such enriching insights.
As weather begins to clear, head back onto I-10, and enjoy play of clouds, sky, shadows, & silhouetted mountain ranges enroute to Deming for some relaxation.