I have discovered a cunning evolutionary trait. I have a cold, which for me is not a common thing so maybe this is why I haven't not noticed it before.
To paraphrase my favourite Blackadder
"How do you get so much mucus out of such a small head?"
Gross I tell you. Anyway I noticed after I fell asleep in the car yesterday coming back from Monument Valley and again this morning, that your body stops production and you wake up with a normal feeling nose and have not drowned yourself or spouse in your own goo. Five minutes after that the flood gates reopen and the grossness begins all over again.
We did a quick 3 day roadtrip. Mum is only here till the 28th Dec, so wanted to show her and us a few more sites.
We left Friday evening after Rob had knocked off for the day and drove East for about 5 hours.
Had dinner in Gallup, New Mexico and spent the night in Albuquerque. I have the hardest time typing Albuquerque, takes me at least three time to get it right and then still looks wrong.
We took the dogs with us, we knew that Darwin travels well but was unsure about Roo. They both were great the whole trip. The first hotel we had a room with two beds so the dogs settled themselves quite happily on the spare and not a peep from them all night.
We pushed on north to Aztec and visited the ruins there. They were not built by the Aztecs, but the first explorers figured the locals could not have built such a huge complex. They were wrong, but the name stuck.
I do love a good ruin.
It was stunning.
We drove back to Flagstaff and tucked in. Its snowing a lot. Which is great but is does mean I need to shovel the drive way before we can go anywhere.