There are exits on the interstate, but the often lead away to ?????? Maybe a town somewhere? Often the exit is just for a gas station, food and tourist trap! Around 12:30, I stopped at one of those places for lunch and it had a DQ! It took forever to get my chili dog (they moved at one pace and it was slowwwwwww). Anyway, I went in with sunshine and came out to BLACK skies to the west! I fired up that motorhome and headed out with the NOAA radio blasting. It informed me that a severe storm with 1/4 to 3/4 inch hail was traveling north, so as long as I kept moving, I was good! I traveled on the stretch of I-40 that Mike rode his bike along and I have a healthy appreciation for his endeavours! There were some SERIOUS climbs! I did see one guy with a bike and a little trailer, but he was walking! Wimp! I also saw a man pushing a woman in a modified wheelchair loaded down with luggage! Very bizarre! And as I passed over rivers in eastern NM, the rivers were very red! Oh, by the way, the moment I crossed the Texas border, I was now in Central Time.
Oh here is a fun fact; In New Mexico, I-40 is known as the Purple Heart Trail!
|Just got onto the road and check out my scenery!|
|Check it out!|
|I see a big mountain in the distance!|
|I came out of the DQ and this is what was coming!|