A 28 hour drive when the most direct route is chosen. Through Indy, St Louis, Tulsa, OK City, Amarillo and onward. The early morning in OK had a beautiful sunrise with mist present in the valleys and over water.
I even went through a fog bank.
The sun rises.
I spent a night in Santa Rosa, NM and got an early start but rather than stay on the highway, I took state routes 54 and 70 through rural NM.
The state is known as the "Land of Enchantment" but I rarely see justification for the title. Although.....
....through White Sands is beautiful and as I approach Las Cruces, NM I pass....
....through the Organ Mountains. I've visited NM State University to give a few seminars and it gave me the opportunity to hike to some of the above peaks.
I reach AZ and am now on I10. The truck traffic is heavy as they return from Long Beach or LA with their loads. Am back in my glorious state, the real land of enchantment and hiking/cycling.