Today we left for Tucumcari, NM deciding to travel all the way through the Texas panhandle. If we stayed in Texas we would have to stop at an inspection station to get our vehicles checked for their Safety Inspection Stickers. Not a good idea since one of our headlights are out and we’re planning on getting it fixed later.
One of the tourist attractions along Interstate 40 in Texas is Exit 112 rest stop, which has an enormous white cross and the “Stations of the Cross”. Here is an explanation of the Groom Cross.
Oklahoma was very windy, as is the Texas panhandle. The proof in is the photos of very large flags flying straight out and the many wind generator fields.
As we neared the Texas-New Mexico border we began seeing buttes, which became more evident within New Mexico. We stopped for the night at the Tucumcari Elks.
We went out to lunch along Historic Route 66 after we set up at the Elks. Route 66 is caught in a time warp of the 1960’s. After lunch, we went into the lodge to pay our donation and got a cool drink. We relaxed a while in our coach and then went back in the lodge for WiFi and socializing.