I started out in a much better mind set today thank goodness because I have 629 miles ahead. The morning was cool and refreshing and it didn't warm up till near noon. I stopped to get gas an rest for a few minutes and looked down at my boot and this tarantula was on my boot toe. HA! I didn't have my camera so I had to get up but he didn't take off too fast. He was about 5 inches long.
I've met some great folks along the way so far. Everyone want to come up and talk to me and I suspect that will happen more as my Mississippi tag gets further away from it's home state. I passed these girls up and decided I had to go back to get a picture. Cool yard art.
When I got back on the bike, my boot caught on one of my waterproof bags and I tweaked my knee pretty bad. I already have problems with it and am trying to put off surgery so this twist was bad. Sitting on the bike is ok but walking is no good. I will take meds tonight and ice it after I eat in hopes it improves.
I was trucking along on my way to Tucumcari, NM. my destination for the night when I passed the infamous Cadillac Ranch. I didn't even realize I'd be going by it. Of course I had to stop!
So, now I am in my room and about to unpack. Today, aside from my knee was an 7. I meant to be rating the days and I'll rate yesterday a 4 in retrospect. Keep in mind that the start and end of this trip is the hard part with it's long hot pavement designed in straight lines. Tomorrow, Colorado awaits!