Because high winds were forecast for the section of the I-40 corridor we are traveling on Thursday around 11 am we decided to get an earlier than normal start to see if we could at least get to Grants, NM (186 miles away) before the winds got too bad. The forecast winds would be coming out of the southwest, which would mean a cross wind, which makes most large RV's hard to handle. I don't mind a head wind, or even a tail wind, but any kind of a side wind in the 25-35 mph range can be exhausting, to say the least.
We exited the Walmart parking lot around 7:30 am and were on I-40 once again heading east. As I mentioned yesterday Winslow sits at about 4,300' elevation. Grants, NM, our destination for the day sits at 6,400' elevation, so I thought might have a gentle climb over 186 miles, however, we both forgot about the Continental Divide which was between us and our goal.....
We passed by the 'Welcome to New Mexico sign about 10 am, and then suddenly it was 11 am......Daylight Savings Time has struck again!
We were treated to a beautiful sunset around 8:20 pm......wow, the sun goes down pretty late here and it's only the middle of April!
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