sexta-feira, 28 de julho de 2017
A storm was looming (read big, scary, freaking storm) and the photo shoot had to be quick (we got to the hotel with heavy rain already falling).
PS - It was a mighty T-storm. Mighty.
quarta-feira, 26 de julho de 2017
segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2017
Pardon my ignorance but I always assumed Billy, the Kid had to do with Texas. No, Sir. It is New Mexico. Since we were in New mexico driving north from the Carlsbad Caverns why not go to Lincoln County, the stage of the Kid's lawlessness?
Mind you, this is no Tesla land so don't expect Teslaness, EVness or any other of that electric mobilityness.
I was curious about the place and, when it was time to get in the car and move on, I couldn't help but think how Lincoln County must have been a dangerous and hard place where to live and how the face of a common 19th-century bandit is now on t-shirts and fridge magnets. Time really has a way of twisting things...
sexta-feira, 21 de julho de 2017
It is a very slow climb to the summit of the Guadalupe Mountains where the gate to the netherworld of the caves is. Heavy, heavy rain.
We wanted to be stunned. We were stunned. The cave is epic in size and in the amazing amount of stalactites and stalagmites and all formations possible. One cannot help but feel dwarfed when we think about the eons of Time that it took to shape the caverns. Our jaws drop at every instant, at every footstep that gets us deeper and deeper into the bowls of the Earth. There's so much to marvel at that there comes a point when you just feel overwhelmed and it's as if you cannot process any more visual information. A sense of being out of this world in some alien planet is probably what best describes the experience.
When you resurface from the depths, the sun is out. Down below is the vast expanse of the Chihuahan Desert. Your eyes get accustomed back to light and you wonder if what is below the ground is truly true...
segunda-feira, 17 de julho de 2017
For the Tesla-geek and geek of all things geek in general, the interpretation center at Fort Davis was full of 19th-century technology. On the age of internet it was fun to see Morse-code in action (to think that my husband knows Morse is actually mind-blowing).
quarta-feira, 12 de julho de 2017
I still want to see more of this river and of this border...
segunda-feira, 10 de julho de 2017
Big Bend here we are!
quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2017
terça-feira, 4 de julho de 2017
This said, after a pit-stop in San Marcos, Texas, so the EV and Tesla-aficionado could check the Super-chargers while the patient Tesla-wife posed for the mandatory pics of said aficionado, we headed to that Texan must-see: The Alamo. No EV talk, just soak in the history and wonder in awe how monumental defeats can be re-written as phenomenal victories. The Alamo stands for nation-building and the courage it takes to face the odds when the ideals of freedom, independence and motherland are at stake. You cannot help but respect what The Alamo stands for...