Another beautiful travel day!
We were up and out early and headed northeast on US-54 (what a beautiful ride). Alamogordo, New Mexico sits at 4300’ in altitude and today we went from that altitude to over 6800’ onto the High Plains Region. Gosh, this country is just BEAUTIFUL!
Many trains we followed:
Or we raced with them:
More stories to tell:
We are starting our climb – check out all the tumbleweeds that got caught in the gully alongside the road:
A house on top of the hill:
And the road goes on and up:
Little clusters of homes along the way:
Notice how the topography has changed?:
Oh my, a little town:
Antelope – HOW EXCITING! We saw a larger herd near the road before this but I didn’t have my camera ready in time:
Old train stations:
Another antelope – :
Look at those clouds!:
Every so often, we would see a sign that said “School Bus Stop” and no homes. We did however see various ranch entrances and an occasional home. I wonder how long it took to get to school. And I also wondered about getting supplies – it must have been a weekend trip!
More interesting scenery!:
And into Texas – we are still at over 6000’ feet here:
We saw quite a few of these buildings along the way – we think they housed controls for the gas lines:
Coming into Dalhart, Texas – all those black dots are cattle and hogs – big feed lots in this area:
One last photo before coming into town:
We arrived at the Dalhart, Elks and got set up. They have four sites of electric and water for $10.00. The lodge had happy hour from 5-7 and dinner from 6-8. So after setting up, we went in and registered and had supper. What a friendly lodge and the meals were great!
We have gone thru another time zone change today – 2 in 2 days and not only do we have to adjust, but I have to get my kitties on a new schedule – oh my…
There are severe storms coming thru this area tomorrow so we will continue our journey north and east.
Stay tuned and enjoy today.
Stats for today:
Miles Traveled: 335 Miles
New Mexico: Hamilton Road; Panorama Blvd; US-70/54; US-54; I-40; US-54
Texas: US-54; First Street; Elks Road