4/1/10, Clovis, NM - The first day of travel in a state is always a tough one. I should have remembered and been prepared, but that wouldn’t have done any good. When we crossed into Illinois, the horses ran off that night. After we moved across the Mississippi River into Missouri, we only found a place to camp as it was getting real dark. The first night in Arkansas we camped on another guys land and he was upset (our host only knew how to say “yes” in English). Coming into Texas was a long day, and we only found a campsite near dark. So, I ask you, “Why should New Mexico be any different?”
The two big problems today were, a flat tire on the trailer at lunch, and high winds all afternoon. But in the larger scope of things, New Mexico was kinder on her first day than other states have been! Just to be sure, I’m going to tie the horse before I go to bed!