Our return to Georgia started out uneventfully, with a wonderful visit to Columbus, the third-largest city in the state and located near the west-central border of the state — along the Chattahoochee River (a tributary of the Apalachicola River) — about 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. Fun and crazy fact:
Our next stop in our journey through New Mexico were the towns of Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences, located in Sierra County and along the Rio Grande River in the southwestern part of the state. Both of these small towns offer fun distractions and adventures — especially for folks
We officially kicked off the start of the second leg of our trip, arriving in Deming, New Mexico, on January 1, in the midst of a cold front that brought snow and frosty conditions — as well as a federal government shutdown that is challenging our plans for the trip.