We spent just two and a half hours in New Mexico, covering half the state in 200 miles from El Paso. It was a pretty day, though surprisingly cold (in the 60s) for late April. The wind didn’t help. We were chilly every time we stopped for gas or a bathroom break.
We had lunch in Tuscon (my first time there, or anywhere in Arizona or New Mexico). Spur-of-the-moment research brought us to this marvelous restaurant called Cafe Poca Cosa, which was a hip, upscale bistro that prided itself on its innovative dishes and presentation.
My mom got the chef’s platter, which was a sampling of three dishes of the chef’s choosing — and it was phenomenal. We boxed away what we couldn’t finish and had a good dinner that night, too.
After a short walk, we got back on I-10 to continue driving across Arizona, all the way to Blythe, right past the California border.
Coming up next: palm trees.