We are very excited to say that we have completed another state today! Skiing through the Texas panhandle was fast and enjoyable. We were greeted with warm welcomes and many questions about what we are doing. Before we knew it we were at the Texas, New Mexico border.
When we entered New Mexico we were greeted with some dry heat, which has been a nice change from the humidity we were skiing in. When we first crossed the border there was not much of a difference between Texas and New Mexico, but it did not take long before the terrain began to change. The roads were quiet and we could see for miles. We were told that there was not much between towns in New Mexico and we have found that to be true. However, it is a roller-skiers dream to face only the open road. Every so often cars go by, but they are few. Today a car that was coming towards me honked their horn continuously and gave me a thumbs up! It was great to see the excitement and encouragement. We traveled for a while into the vast open grasslands, then before we knew it we came upon a huge drop off.
Today was hands down the fastest day we have had to date. We had a goal of hitting 90 miles today ( Bovina, TX to Logan, NM). We hit the road at 9 A.M. and entered into Logan at 5:30 our time (4:30 mountain time, which we entered into today). We wasted no time in our tag offs to each other and the weather was in our favor! We would like to extend a big thank you to the First Baptist Church of Logan for putting us up for the night! It’s always a blessing to take a shower after a long warm day on the road. The plan for tomorrow is another 75 miles into the vast plains of New Mexico to a campsite in the Kiowa National Grasslands.