We are on our way to Tombstone, which is our next 'big' thing to see, but the distance in one day is even too much for Jon and I in these weather conditions. One thing that we really didn't give too much thought to when planning this tour was the weather patterns in America. Well, we have now become almost qualified meteorologists, and we watch the 24/7 weather TV channels every night and every morning to see what's happening ahead of us!
Here's a map of the journey today.
After collecting the bikes we headed west on I-40 to have breakfast at a place recommended to us by the taxi driver and the finance director of Tripps Harley - Russells Truck Stop, Restaurant and Museum. And we were not disappointed. Check it out http://www.russellsttc.com
Two eggs 'easy over' corn-beef hash and hash-browns and a side of crispy bacon and as much coffee as you can drink in one sitting!
Look at the view….we really were high up on the Texas/New Mexico plains some 2165 metres, that's 7100 feet in 'old money'
After breakfast we had a look around the free car museum.
Once suitably nutritionally satisfied and high on caffiene off we set again on the I-40 west, which this section of the interstate is also Route 66 we were heading for the Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa.
The darn wind continued to blow out on I40 West and we continued to 'tack' our way across America. We pulled in for fuel at Tucumcari and met up with some military veterans who were participating in the "Ride To Wall" which ends in Washington DC (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall) having left their homes in Los Angeles on their Harley Davidson's several days before.
After a tiring day battling the winds out on the plain we pulled into a town called Socorro and another Best Western Hotel for the night.