As we end the day on Friday, we are in Yuma parked on friends Ron and Sharon’s place! It is so good to be done driving and be back in the Foothills.
Day 2 ended after 877.9 miles in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We literally showered and then fell into bed. our home for the short night was the Sandia Casino. We woke up the next morning and it was 17 degrees outside! Yikes! Albuquerque’s elevation is 5,312 ft.
Day 3 started quickly. By 8:00 we were on the road, headed to Holbrook where we turned south to go through Payson on our way to Phoenix and then on to Yuma. The drive through the snow covered forest on the Mogollon Rim was lovely! Phoenix traffic was not. But we survived and hit Yuma around 6:30. We drove 599.9 miles today.
Our weather was clear after leaving Missouri. Cold as stated in Albuquerque, snow on the ground in northern New Mexico and northern Arizona but warm this afternoon in Phoenix where the temperature was 70. Other diesel prices on this trip were 3.89 in Tucumcari NM and 3.83 in Gallup, NM.