We were headed east, and there was a strong 30mph wind blowing from the southwest, which helped to push us along. We averaged 12.2 miles per gallon, driving at 70mph, which is better than the 11 mpg average we usually achieve.
We passed from Mountain Standard Time in Arizona, to Mountain Daylight time in New Mexico, and lost one hour in the process. We crossed the Continental Divide just east of Deming, NM, at an elevation of 4585 feet, which is the highest point on our trip east.
|These tracks follow I-10 for hundreds of miles|
Tomorrow we leave for Balmorhea, TX, which is a small settlement in the West Texas desert, near the junction of I-20 and I-10. We will pass through the city of El Paso, which is on the border with Mexico. Juarez, Mexico is just across the Rio Grande River. We will change time zones again tomorrow, losing another hour as we pass into Central Daylight Time.
|A quick rest stop in Deming, NM|