Kingston to Las Cruces, NM
88 miles – but I missed the turn for the hotel and overshot it. So total for today was 90!
Last night we stayed at the very funky Black Range Lodge in Kingston NM. This is a very eclectic B & B. as we were in a pretty remote area there were not a lot of lodging choices. It was fun to stay in such a different place. Check out the website if you are curious http://www.blackrangelodge.com.
upon arrival at the lodge, we were greeted by the smell of a turkey dinner in oven. We had a wonderful dinner and breakfast before we headed out.
A shout out to Allison B, who provided me with a wee nip of Fireball Whiskey to be used as required- medicinal purposes, emergency or as a celebration. When I got to my room (which had a lovely balcony). I decided that I needed the shot for all three reasons.
Todays ride was a mix of terrain – an early 8 mile descent from hotel, a 3 mile climb , miles of rollers, a brief tailwind, a crosswind, a headwind, and miles of flats. A little bit of everything. New Mexico is a beautiful, and we headed closer to Las Cruces, the terrain turning into agricultural and cattle areas. We had two large steers just standing on opposite sides of the road watching us with disinterest as we whizzed past them.
We passed many pecan orchards – miles and miles and miles of them. Interesting that they flood the section of trees to water them.
Cannot believe that we will be in Texas tomorrow! It will take us 20 days to traverse Texas!
Thank you for your support and encouragement over the last few weeks – I appreciate all of the emails, comments and texts!
“Stood Alone on a mountain top,
Starin’ out at the great divide
I could go east, I could go west,
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin’
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My Heart was singin’
Roll, roll me away
I’m gonna roll me away tonight
Gotta keep rollin, gotta keep ridin’,
Keep searchin’ till I find what’s right
And as the sunset faded
I spoke to the faintest first starlight
And I said next time
We’ll get it right…