Right on schedule, the winds started swinging around to face us about 11 am. But by that time, we'd gone 55 miles, and had only a few miles to go.
|Great red rock buttes begin to show up|
The landscape today got a lot more interesting, with mesas and arroyos and red bluffs coming into view. We are seeing mesquite trees, locusts and juniper as we ride along. I love the desert landscape!
|Canyons and mesas|
|The real deal|
Our room tonight includes some great old mid-century furniture that I am sure has been here since the motel was built! It's cozy and comfortable and fun to stay in one of these old inns, like the La Loma Motel.
The day's report: Tucumcari to Santa Rosa, 60.9 miles/8397 to date
The route for the day