Thursday, December 5, 2019
Another long day, but I am feeling better at the end of the day now. Getting used to it I guess.
Woke up at 6:30 and slowly ate a full breakfast and read some blogs before heading out around 8:30. There was a lot of road noise at the Midland Walmart, but it did quiet down and I finally fell asleep.
There was an accident on I-20 just west of Odessa and the line of cars was backed up for many miles. Luckily it was the side going east and not mine; otherwise I probably wouldn't be here yet.
This is my new 60s look for this trip. I think I better change to a cowboy hat when I get to Tucson.
Saw my first mountains just outside of Van Horn just like Al said I would.
There were mountains and valleys all the way to El Paso.
Before I knew it I was closing in on El Paso. It is a large city, but fortunately I could stay in one lane the entire way through at 60 mph. Couldn't get lost.
I couldn't believe I got such a clear picture shooting blindly out my side window. Even got the whole bird.
Got to Deming around 3:30 Mountain Time, so I was on the road a long time, but I did take a number of long breaks. Traveled about 400 miles due west and it took me 8 hours. The weather was wonderful and quite warm.
I fixed my first full meal tonight. Had a rib steak, corn, and mixed cauliflower. It was wonderful. No more TV dinners for me.
Time to read blogs and call it a night.
See you later.