|We left Santa Rosa this morning about 0830 heading for Amarillo, Texas, about 167 miles. The weather was good with cloud cover consisting of white cumulus clouds in sky and a high wind that was for the most part a quartering crosswind that contained some pretty heavy gusts just to keep you from falling asleep.
The New Mexico roads were not good from Santa Rosa, better that the I-5 in California, but not as good as the I-40 roadway we picked up when we crossed the New Mexico Texas border. The road surface changed for the good in Texas but the wind failed to take notice of the Texas border.
Amarillo, Texas has grown significantly since our last visit. The town has expanded in all directions with the associated increased traffic. Approaching Amarillo the landscape has become sprinkled with windmills for generating electricity and new homes to use that electricity.
Tomorrow we will be leaving for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which is about 260 miles. This will be the longest drive of this portion of our sojourn and it looks like we will be in Red Bay, Alabama sometime early next week. Based on the information received from a fellow Roadrunner, now being serviced in Red Bay we may be there several weeks. Appointments are no longer taken and if your rig is more than 4 years and less than ten years you will only be serviced in the Express Lane. Any other repairs must be completed by another service facility that a stones throw across the road and owned and operated by a former Tiffin employee. We do not know how that outfit operates. We will have to find out once we get in Red Bay.
That is it for now.