Hi of 106 degrees today and windy with sand and dust kicking up later on decreasing visibility so today is a rest day. 🚴🏼♂️
I asked a truck driver hauling huge steel parts for a ship “At what point heading west will the landscape stop being so barren and start being a little more green?”
“Once you get past San Diego, you’ll be fine,” he chuckled. “It’s pretty much the feel of a desert between here and San Diego my friend. So it’s best to just get used to it.”
This is what the landscape looks like out here in western New Mexico. The next few weeks of riding will probably look a lot like this.
I just want to thank Reggie Price of NEW MEXICO for his generous donation to Bell (the family homeless shelter in my hometown of York, PA) via this coast to coast bicycle ride fundraiser.
Prior to retirement from the Air Force at the rank of Master Sergeant, Pastor Price served in locations as Japan, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, as well as various locations within the United States.
Pastor Price was selected as the 2006 Chaplain Assistant of the Year in the Air National Guard, acknowledging him as one of the elite religious professionals in our nations Air Force.
An advocate for veterans and seniors, he makes time to assist them and their families, and is a member of Disabled American Veterans, The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Reggie currently serves his community in New Mexico in many ways and is the pastor of his church.
If you’d like to donate to Bell Socialization which runs the family homeless shelter in my hometown of York, PA, please visit https://gofund.me/55b78754 . Your donation is tax deductible and goes straight from GoFundMe to Bell.
This joyful man in Masilla, New Mexico taught me about the etiquette of hats. Per the rules, the fact that his hat is made from palm leaves makes it possible for it to be worn year round.
Historic Messila, New Mexico
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Thanks so much Pam & Joe for an awesome evening in historic Messila, New Mexico and thanks for treating me to a great meal. The food and atmosphere at La Posta de Mesilla were fantastic.
So cool that the restaurant was once a bunkhouse and stable for travelers, having been frequented by the likes of Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, Pancho Villa and many more personalities of the Wild West.
And it was fascinating to see the courthouse across the street where Billy the Kid was tried and sentenced. (Pretty wild that he was then extradited to to Lincoln, NM and later escaped).
The little town square with the Basilica was beautiful.
It was all a real experience and I enjoyed talking with the two of you. 😊🌵🌠 #COASTtoCOASTbicycleride http://www.thisclearbluesky.com
View of the mountains above Las Cruces, NM
Las Cruces, New Mexico is beautiful.