We started off about 8:30 in the morning leaving the Flamingo Inn where we stayed for the night on Route 66. We had to travel for about 5 miles before getting back on I 40. It was very interesting to see some of the old buildings and the museum that they have along this old route. One of the items on our bucket list is to travel the full length of route 66 on the motorcycle.
Right before the Texas border it suddenly got very foggy.
It finally did clear up and we continued on through Texas. It was so interesting to see how there would be nothing then all of a sudden you would see a small house in the middle of the land. I was also surprised to see cotton fields in Texas. The land in the first part of Texas was much different than I expected.
We stopped at a rest area in Texas about 1/2 way through the state and saw the sign about rattlesnakes. Much different than seeing deer crossing signs in Ohio, LOL. So far Texas has been vast and dusty, much like I expected it to be.
More windmills in Texas, however, there were quite a bit more in this state than Oklahoma. Another thing we saw along the way was what we assumed was a Cattle Ranch. There were hundreds of cows, I couldn't believe how many they had in there. Each Ranch that we saw had the name of their ranch on the outside of their driveway. It was so neat to see the different signs each ranch had.
Well we finally made it to New Mexico.
As we crossed over into New Mexico the land changed. It was very drastic. All of a sudden it went from flat land to hills. In the distance you could see the Mesas. We went through several areas where the Indians lived and you could see the difference in the housing, it was heartbreaking to see how poorly their homes were.
For lunch we decided to eat the native food of New Mexico which is Mexican. This was the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. So if you are driving through New Mexico along route I 40 stop in Santa Rosa, New Mexico at the Silver Moon restaurant along Route 66.
It was so beautiful driving through New Mexico. This scenery was all before we got into Albuquerque, New Mexico.
These pictures were all taken as we were going through Albuquerque. It was a very nice city that looks like they take good care of. I noticed a big difference in the houses as more of them had the flat tops.
Some additional pictures of New Mexico. It was such a beautiful state and very different from what we are used to.
We decided to stop for the night around 6 PM at a Sleep Inn in Gallup, New Mexico. We went across the street to an Indian Store. I saw this head dress that the Indians wore and it was so beautiful. We ate at Jerry's Mexican diner and had Mexican for dinner then went back to the hotel to call it a night. We are headed into Arizona tomorrow and need to start our day a little earlier.