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    Oh No!

    Whenever I'm traveling thru the Western states, where often it can be a L --O--N--G way between exits, I'm always halfway expecting to see this sign.....
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    You are so right Barn. my fear is worse when Hubby wants to push on after 10 hours of driving. This USA sure has beautiful places though.

    Very well painted, I don't see how you could draw the lines so straight. I use rulers, still crooked they are.

    Nice colors too.

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    Wow this is great Barnburner, your really got the distance of that long drive, but I do hope you find gas before you run out

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    Cute painting! You are so right...it seems some states don't even have a gas station...just straight road through nothing. A long time since I made a cross country trip.

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    Do not pick up hitch hikers.

    About half way between El Paso, Texas and Alamogordo, NM stands the Otero County Jail. It is all desert between the two cities. Most of the distance is a two lane highway like yours. The jail is surrounded by a very high cyclone fence topped with razor wire. A sign on the side of the road reads, "Otero County Jail. DO NOT pick up hitch hikers."

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    I know exactly what this is like! So funny as a painting - and well done!
    (Mike - I lived in Alamogordo, then Ruidoso when I was a kid. That drive between El Paso & Alamogordo seems like it goes on Forever!)
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    I don't have the worry of running out of petrol as I don't drive but I certainly wouldn't want to peddle my bike that far
    great perspective
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    barnburner,
    Excellent depiction of a wide open expanse and a road that seems to
    go on forever. The driver would certainly be checking his gas gauge
    and if it's a woman, she may be hoping for a rest stop to appear soon
    in the horizon. A "powder room" availability is always foremost on her
    mind when the trip is a long one. A great first person rendering. I feel
    as if I am behind the wheel.
    Mairzie Dotes

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    Jasmine - Thank you. The secret of my straight line?
    Same as yours - RULERS!! The phrase "I can't draw a straight line", was invented for me...

    Pat - Many thanks.... I'm keeping an eye out for a stray horse to borrow when I run out...

    Sandy - Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Linn - Not only is there a scarcity of gas stations, in the small towns (when you find one), they are usually locked up by 5p.m. More than one person has found themselves on empty and forced to pull up to the pumps and spend the night in the car waiting for them to open. LOL... Thank you very much.

    Mike - Sadly, that's good advice for any location today. I can remember when it was common courtesy to pick up hitchhikers. Thanks.

    Skylar - Thank you. Very much appreciated.

    Amanda - Thank you so much. Hope all your bicycle trips are downhill...

    Mairze - Dotes - Indeed, there are other factors to be considered than just fuel... After I posted this, I thought about that, and realized I probably should have made the sign read "Next Services"...
    Thank you very much!
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