A long way home.

Early four-wheel drive: a covered wagon, with its faithful and stalwart team of horses, crosses a desert landscape. There's luggage tied to the back and wheel ruts on the ground.

sf wheel ruts
Originally uploaded by mdboxer.

Because of the dry terrain in New Mexico, you can see wheel tracks that are 150 years old in many places. Some are near the old Santa Fe Trail (search this blog for 'Fort Union' for an example), and we have vestiges on our own property near town. Photo by H.S. Poley, ca. 1900, Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library P-1014.