Not an atypical scene in the fall while driving around east, central Ohio. I spent a few days continuing to work in my mini forest and then....
…..a front came through and dropped the high daytime highs into the mid 50's. I spent one more day in the woods with a nice fire going, burning stumps I had left over from my chainsaw use and then.....
…...drove west. I arrived in Hatch, NM the Chile world capital and then on the final day of driving, something odd occurred....
….Nearing the AZ border I noticed around 100 people standing north of I-10 in a field, all staring to the west. Weird like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. I leaned forward in my seat to see if there was something in the sky but no. Then a few cars had pulled off the interstate so I too pulled over. A couple was standing nearby and I asked what was happening. The world's largest, restored steam engine had just crossed the border and was 2-3 minutes out and sure enough!!! Known as "Big Boy" it was making a tour of the southwest and many people have been following it or seeing where they can station themselves for the rare sighting.
And then, back to the beautiful mountains and AZ sun and warm temperatures.