Leaving Las Cruses, we discovered near non-stop cattle feed lots between our campground and the Texas border.
There was also an used item outlet which seemed to advertise it sold everything people might want but may not need.
About 20 minutes into today's trip,
Replacing the feed lots along the I-10 corridor were brightly painted malls.
As mentioned in the past, we always keep our eyes on the winds as they can affect driving safety. Fortunately, they didn't look as if they'd be a problem today.
Many overhead signs warned drivers about leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles.
The drive through El Paso was a slalom course of road construciton, although even with the many barriers, the road was in better shape than when we were here several years ago. However, slow-moving, over loaded vehicles were still in evidence.
Immediately to our right (south) we could see Ciudad Juárez
Before I forget … yes, there were many decorated bridges and sound barriers throughout the length of I-10 in El Paso which made Debbie wonder why those back home can't be made more attractive.
There was also an attractive sculpture.
Then the landscape changed dramnatically.
The police were still out there
Passing several agricultural fields, Debbie spotted a crop duster pilot at work.
A number of miles later, we reached a broder inspection station. It was interesting that the commerical trucks were directed into one lane and all other vehicles into another.
The two agents apparently checking the trucks were just chatting and dirinking water. All we could figure out is that perhaps their concern has to do with non-commerical trucks
Continuing east …
One of many abandoned RVs apparently used in the past as a homestead
Just a hundred yards up the road from the prior breakdown
While much of the landscape is relatively to very flat,
Where blasting was required the exposed rock faces were often both colorful and even artistic.
As happened yesterday, we passed a lone walker miles from any town
The first evidence of oil production we've seen in since leaving California
Not even sure this walker had any any interest in the breakdown
Occasionally, we got the uneasy feeling we were being watched.
With temperatures topping at 100o, we discarded concern about one of the signs we repeatedly saw along the road.
We spotted several dust devils … most of which dissipated as quickly as they appeared
One even appeared over a lake
Another decorated bridge in Fort Stockton
Our evening will be spent at the