Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Sunday, January 20, 2008


We had a rough time finding veggie oil in New Mexico. Michael processed our remaining six gallons at Valley of Fire, one of the largest lava flow areas in the country. The bowl of the Acme juicer developed holes during the processing so we are without a way to process until he repairs it. Also, the pump pooped out at the Arby's in Socorro when we did find veggie oil. It's too cold to get the turgid grease out of the dumpsters unless we want to melt it or use a ladle... so, more cold weather problem solving is pending.
We continue to mark the milestones of the journey-- the continental divide, first snow...
We strategically decided to get our second motel room of the trip so Michael can watch the Packer game. We like this town of Springerville, Az. The visitor center had this amazing collection of butterflies and the people there were really kindly... actually, just about everybody we have met recently has been wonderful.
We also walked along the Little Colorado River, which flows through this valley (at 7,000 feet) at half time and saw this eerie cow's skull. Speaking of eerie and lands of enchantment and high desert... I'd like to blog one more time tonight with just a few more photos of things we have seen before we move on.
Peace and Justice for us all on this Anniversary of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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