We've had a great weather-window for winter travel. Clear, dry, and moderate temps. On the way to Albuquerque Mother Nature served up a consistent 20mph headwind with 40-50 mph wind gusts. Doug did a great job wrestling Sunny through it.
The trip from Amarillo consists of a steady incline across the Llano Estacado, the southern end of the Western High Plains. It's one of the largest mesas on the North American continent. The altitude increases about 2,000 feet over 150 miles east to west. It amounts to a rise of about 10 feet per mile. Between the wind and the incline, we made a lot of fuel stops! Although some might find it desolate, it's vastness and consistency has it's own unique beauty.
Well into New Mexico, mountains come into view way in the distance, and eventually take over the landscape coming into Albuquerque.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.