Fall Road Trip – Day 2: Reaching Interstate 40, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Well, for 753 miles we’ve driven the back roads and have enjoyed the seeing this glimpse of Texas and New Mexico, but now finally we are ready for the Interstate! To celebrate this milestone, we stopped for a hot meal at Denny’s in Santa Rosa, NM, right at the intersection of US-84 and I-40.


After dinner, the kids went down to the lower parking area to run and play, and get some exercise in before we drive on. The landscape here in New Mexico isn’t what I was expecting.  As you can see from the photo above, the landscape is dotted with low shrubs and trees, with dry grass and plants along the ground. It’s like a tan tapestry with dots of green.

Greg took some quiet time in the restaurant, so the kids and Jazzy had about 30 minutes run, and play tag, and be rowdy. They finally collapsed and and spent some time sitting around joking and teasing each other before loaded u

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