The title today is from my dad. That's something he used to say from scripture anytime somebody got to big for their britches. Yesterday's triumph over the mountain was supposed to be followed by a downhill jaunt to Las Cruces, N.M.. The first hour was. Brad and Ben drooped me at the pass at 7:30 AM. They then headed for Phoenix. I, dropped off the edge of the world for the next hour. I told you yesterday that my first hour total was 7 miles. My first hour today, I totaled 18 miles. Yes downhill. I turned south NM 185 at I25. I was then greeted by a headwind for the next 70 miles. It had to be 15-25 mph. I'm supposed to be going downhill, and I am, but I'm getting beat down like a red headed step child. I don't think there's anything worse than a headwind. When you are only going one direction and that direction is into the wind, it bites. Another day like today and you can come and get me. It's not fun, it's not inspirational, it's just beat down. I'm tired of motels, I miss my wife and kids, and I fail to see how I can do this for 2200 more miles. So, how was your day?
After descending the mountain, I spent most of the day in Rio Grande river valley. There's a lot of agriculture in the valley, but only because of the river. This is one of the top green chili producing areas in the nation.
We actually had a thunderstorm in Las Cruces this evening. That's the first rain I've seen in a couple of weeks.
Jamie is supposed to get in to El Paso around 9PM, he should be here by 10:00 or so.
We'll see what happens tomorrow. All I know to is keep going until God tells me otherwise.
Pray for my family.
Amazed at God's grace and my continued need for it,
PS. That's two century's, I only need 58 more to catch Bob Lewis.
When I'm the only photographer, comedy suffers.
Brad and Ben 7:30 AM Emory Pass Vista.
I honestly don't remember if this uphill or downhill, it's all I've got.
That's supposed to show a climb, but you probably can't see the grade in the background.
Yes the Rio Grande.
That's a picture of my bike. There's no one else to take a picture of. Doesn't my bike look happy?
These are dried chilis. This is just one stand of many. I had Mexican food at lunch, that was outstanding.
Nice glove tan. The picture doesn't even do it justice.
See you tomorrow.
Location:Las Cruces, N. M.