Got up and off fairly early this AM as I had several stops and many miles to go. Rode through this rural area where it seems everyone has an oil well either in the pasture land or even in their back yard. Got to the Alibates Flint Quarry about 8:40, before the rangers came in and spend the peaceful time listening to the silence and enjoying the interpretative garden at the Visitor Center,
This site was named after a local guide, Allie Bates, who led a surveying party to the area. Those who study this believe locals have been quarrying this special hard flint for the past 12,000 years. Continued on down to Amarillo and picked up the super slab, I-40, again to Arizona A lot of wind, no rain, but as you can see from this shot the storm clouds where looming on the horizon.
Made it to Albuquerque and to the Petroglyph National Monument for my stamp and because of coming into Mountain Time got here early. Picked up a few supplies, a “dead chicken” as my buddy, Stuart, would call it and had that for supper. They have wifi here so will be able to catch up on some blogs.