10/10/2014 – The Pause That Refreshes

 

Balmorhea/TX: Balmorhea SP - campground at sunrise

Balmorhea/TX: Balmorhea SP – campground at sunrise

 

Early morning sunrise is lovely: incrementally, sunlight transforms yesterday afternoon’s pallid campground into a thing of beauty. Almost hate to leave.

Pause briefly in town (a village which makes Grandview seem a metropolis by comparison).

 

I-10/TX: Do I hear Judy Collins singing?

I-10/TX: Do I hear Judy Collins singing?

 

Then, back onto I-10. More clouds …

 

Pass El Paso/TX and Las Cruces/NM, but cannot (yep, CANNOT) bypass Mesilla again.

 

Would be hard-pressed to say just why this town seems so attractive.

Mesilla/NM: Plaza w/St Albino Church behind

Mesilla/NM: Plaza w/St Albino Church behind

 

Yes, there is a lovely, tourist-infested “Square”, a wonderful church, kitschy shops, homes of universally-chocolated exteriors… yet, somehow, Mesilla’s appeal does not fade.

 

Mesilla/NM: bookstore - interior (ceiling of cottonwood logs/branches)

Mesilla/NM: bookstore – interior (ceiling of cottonwood logs/branches)

 

Step into its bookstore, slowly wander… touching a book cover here; picking up & reading a book’s back cover there. (Am sure owner recognizes my “will not buy” emanations… yet she offers me a free bottle of water “to avoid dehydration”).

 

 

Wander some back streets, before once again heading toward a setting sun.

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