Thank goodness we woke up to a clear, cloudless day for our trip north to Tucumcari. I had nightmares about waking up to freezing rain. We said goodbye to our friends (thanks for putting us up for the night) and left Las Cruces around 9:30 a.m. We drove past White Sands, NM and the Valley of Fires
near Corozozo, NM. Valley of Fires is a 5000 year old lava flow (from Little Black Peak) that is 4-6 miles wide, 160 feet deep and 44 miles long. Drove past Sierra Blanca Peak, it is the tallest peak in the area and was covered with snow (see picture).
Got to the hotel at 3 p.m., unpacked and both of us had to have a stiff drink 'cause the microwave in the room didn't work. The hotel gave us another room instead of just replacing the microwave from a room where the guests weren't having Dinty Moore TV dinners.
It is supposed to get down to 10 degrees tonight but a warming trend is in store for tomorrow somewhere around 20 or so. We have 620 miles to get to Kansas City, MO by tomorrow night so we will need to get an early start.
That is about as exciting as it got today.
By the way, if you need to make a comment (nice one), or warn us about local conditions that we should be aware of, you can do so in the "guestbook" or "leave a comment". I also updated the home page so that the map/s were easier to read. Try not to get too excited about all this, but I'm having fun with it and learning HTML at the same time.