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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Friday, October 19, 2012

Loverly Las Cruces

We head out on the road again a little after rush hour traffic, almost 6pm and go through Tucson without stopping, although I’m tempted to go to my womyn’s bookstore there and try to look up my chosen family/friend Desire.

Jess is biting at the bit, wanting to get home to her honey, the womon she’s going to marry and spend the rest of her life with, so I don’t even suggest stopping, as we just spent almost 4 hours at the rest stop.

It is dark when we get to my very favorite Arizona rest stop & I have to fill the tank with veggie oil from my reserve container.

I am worried we won’t have enough solar juice to run the motor that I use to pump the veggie oil from the storage container into the main tank, as it is dark & I’m not sure how much energy it will draw. But it turns out it is not a problem – I am able to pump the whole container into the main tank without drawing down the electricity under 24.7!

Jess does not offer to help or automatically pitch in at all. I have to ask her if I want her to do anything – then she does so willingly, but she’s not the kind of person to see what needs to be done & to do it. Interesting.

I fill the tank with just one 55 gallon container, which will get us as far as I can drive tonite. Then when it’s sunny, I’ll continue filling the main tank with the other container.

It is very dark by the time we traverse almost the entire length of New Mexico arrive at the beautiful rest stop that sits on top of a cliff above Las Cruces: we can see the city lights sweep across the desert in a half circle, as far as we can see.

We are less then 30 miles to the Texas border, El Paso & it’s sister city, Ciudad de Juarez. I will attempt to get up early & head thru as much of Texas as possible before the heat rises again.


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