Homeward Bound

We’re adjusting to long days of driving.  The first day was through the Mojave desert, so pretty much desolate.  We made it to Williams, New Mexico the first night.  I didn’t realize it was such a huge tourist town.  Apparently, it’s a destination for visitors to the Grand Canyon.  The Garmin bimbo and I are copacetic. Don and I are now concentrating our energy on screaming at the screwy drivers, of which there are many.  We, of course, are the only sane drivers on the road!!

The hotel in Williams was really nice, and the restaurant we ate at even better.  The Red Raven restaurant is a small place in downtown Williams, with fabulous food.  Don had Pork with Cilantro Pesto, and I had Mahi Mahi.  The green vegetable side was tempura broccolini, and it was a great way to prepare broccolini as a side.

Red Raven Restaurant
Red Raven Restaurant
Pork with Cilantro Pesto
Pork with Cilantro Pesto
Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi

The second night of the loooooong drive home was in Tucumcari.  There are no really good restaurants in Tucumcari, and being the foodies that we are, Don picked out a “locals” place in Gallup, New Mexico.  It was really authentic, and good, but not terribly different from our Mexican food in Texas.  Don had shrimp and I had a whole fried fish.

El Metate Restaurant
El Metate Restaurant
Shrimp Ranchero
Shrimp Ranchero
Whole Fried Fish
Whole Fried Fish

I was really happy to hear that my brother is making our welcome home dinner.  He’s a great cook.  It’s going to be interesting for a while, me and the guys – my brother, my cousin, my nephew, and Don.  It will make for lots of laughs and good stories.