Monday, 7 April 2008

Leg 3 – Tijeras, NM to Amarillo, TX

We left Tijeras, NM at about 8:10 this morning. It was 46F but nice and sunny. The trip from Tijeras to Amarillo is pretty boring, mostly flat land with prairie grass and some trees that look like junipers here and there.

About 40 miles past Tijeras you come to Cline’s Corners which is apparently the highest point on today’s drive so it’s pretty much downhill all the way to Amarillo. We also had a good tail wind (19 mpg with gusts up to 38 mph) so we averaged around 15mpg on this trip. We’ve had higher but this trip is right up there.

As we crossed the Texas state line we changed to clocks to Central Time.

We arrived at AOK RV Park around 2:00 p.m. This park is exactly as advertised. It’s nothing much but they have full hook ups, long pull thrus and 30 amp service but that’s ok for $11/night on the Passport America rate.

There are some permanent or semi-permanent trailers across the way from us that don’t look very nice but as it’s east of Amarillo it’s good for us getting out of town when we leave on Wednesday morning. Tomorrow we’ll hopefully be able to get the truck in for service and then we’re on the road again.

The campground is located on the approach to the airport so the planes are flying quite low over our RV but we've been here nearly three hours now and it hasn't been too bad.

For Gordon's update for today, click here.

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