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Thanksgiving in Texas -- Nov. and Dec. 2010

Day 31, December 14. Heading for home, we went out for breakfast with Bill and Karen, did a few errands around Albuquerque, and then departed before lunch heading west on Interstate 40 with cruise control set at 75 mph. We stopped for an hour or so at Petrified Forest to stretch our legs, see the Visitor Center, and visit the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark, both of which we missed on the drive east because they were closed. We then continued west and stopped at Meteor Crater just in time to pick up a brochure before they closed for the day -- something for another trip. Pushing westward again, we thought we would stay between Flagstaff and Kingman for the night, but arriving in Kingman about 8 PM, a large cup of coffee was all it took to get us home. To our surprise, the cat was very happy to see us and didn't seem mad that we had abandoned her for so long.

The hand aches and itches a bit more today than usual, and there are small spots of pain on the finger and beep between the distal ends of the 3rd and 4th carpel bones. The spots of pain and itching on the hand are new. The swelling continues to decline, but the injection sites are still numb and the finger aches more today than it for the last few days.

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Crossing the grasslands of central New Mexico
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Crossing hill country and red sandstone of western New Mexico
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Passing white sandstone cliff at New Mexico - Arizona border
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Visitor Center at Petrified Forest National Park
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Petroglyph of a big, scary kitty
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Liz by big, scary kitty
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Liz at Petrified Forest scenic overlook
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Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark
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Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark
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Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark interior
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Rim of Meteor Crater on the horizon
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Sunset at the end of a grand road trip

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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