Sunday, April 10, 2011

Headed East

Spring is here and it's time to get moving again. We are working our way to Clarksdale, Mississippi, to attend the  Juke Joint Festival. We hope to hear some great blues as well as check out the Mississippi Blues Trail. One band we're particularly looking forward to seeing is Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. If you have a few minutes to check out their video I think you'll be very entertained. Big Damn Band

Our first stop along the way was the Las Cruces, New Mexico area. We crossed into Palomas, Mexico to see our dentist at the Fierro Dental Clinic. We parked the car, crossed the border, walked about 3 blocks, and were there. This time around I got a complete exam, panorama x-ray, bitewing x-ray, cleaning and 1 crown. Total price $190. I also got new glasses with no-line bifocals, transition lenses, scratch coating and all the other bells and whistles. With the optical exam it was $180. Can't beat it.

White Sands National Monument

We took a day trip up to White Sands and were amazed once again. The 'sands' are actually gypsum but look like snow.  Plows clear the roads of sand, and people bring their saucers up to go sledding.
It's a bit surreal to be in a landscape that looks like snow when it's 80+ degrees but we enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Matt's sister just got engaged there! Her fiance wrote her a special proposal in the sand. What a beautiful spot.