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Road Trip USA - Day 11: North Texas to Albuquerque, NM

Date: 3 Aug 2002 Day #: 11 Miles Today: 439
Start: Copper Breaks, TX End: Albuquerque, NM
States Today: Texas, New Mexico
Total Mileage: 2,961 Total # States Visited: 15
Points of Interest:

Woke up 0650, trying to beat the heat. The ground under my mat is really warm. Ready to roll at 0745. Scorpion in the shower; turned on the water, it ran away from the water. I noticed the scorpion only seconds before stepping into the shower with nothing but my sandals on. After watching it scurry this way and that for the better part of a minute, I stomped on it. Look, I needed a shower free from the threat of being stung by a scorpion.
Mantis on my tent.
Saw a road runner on the road. Breakfast at 10ish, at a Waffle House in Amarillo, shortly there after saw the Cadillac Ranch on I-40/Old Route 66 by Amarillo.
Approaching Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo, TX

I crossed into New Mexico at noon, Central Time. I have no idea what time zone I'm actually in. That's no excuse, but it didn't keep me from having two corn dogs for lunch.

I made it into Albuquerque at 2:20, and met up with Chad, Robbie, and McG. We went hiking for four hours along Sandia Crest in La Luz, NM. 
The boys and their toys

Ok, enough exercise. Let's get dinner.
We ate at Garduño’s, I had a chimichanga and margarita. Then we saw the movie “Signs”.

Official Sponsors: Chad, Robbie, and McG
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