I was scheduled to fly to AZ on Friday but renting a car for a month at a time several times a year is kind of expensive so decided to drive my beloved blue Camry out here and leave it. Always wanted to drive this one time and in so doing, crossed the mighty Mississippi.
West Texas, 500+ miles of nothing but above. Fields of wind turbines and pumping wells gives the only variety. Note to self: Don't do this again. Passing through Midland and Odessa, mine was the only car on the road. Everyone drives a truck of one type or another. So glad when I hit I-10 and soon passed in to.....
.......New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment". Thick grassland with mountains in the distance and blue skies. I stopped in Deming, NM after 13 hours of driving. Note to Self: Don't stop in Deming, NM.
At last, crossing in to Arizona and I'm headed straight for those mountains and a little beyond.