2021 LaVina Winery, Anthony, new mexico

Harvest hosts have become our favorite stops when we are traveling and want to stop just for the night to rest up before another day of driving.

Our visit at this time was when COVID restrictions were in place. Plus we were there in January and it was pretty cold.

There was a beautiful patio that we sat in. The inside of the store was closed. So we ordered from the outside and sat in this charming patio.

We were able to select several different wines. A real plus was they had some homemade cheese which we had with crackers. It was fabulous and bought some to share with our family.

2021 Permian basin petrolium, Midland, Texaxs

This was a very interesting and informative Harvest Host stop. Everything you ever wanted to know about oil drilling and petroleum products can be found here. There is a great history behind the petroleum industry. Here is some information from the past.

One of the most interesting displays shows all the products we use daily that require petroleum in order to produce them.

The facility also had a field of many oil rigs from the past.

Oil drilling was a very dangerous job, especially when it came to driving the truck with nitroglycerin.

One display at the museum was quite interesting. It was an oil drilling ‘lego’ city was built entirely by students.

Seeing this museum brought with it the reality that without petroleum most of those items we are comfortable with could no longer be made.