So instead of driving through Utah and Colorado to get home we decided to take the shorter way back through New Mexico and then up through Colorado.
By about 11:00 in the morning I was struggling to keep my eyes open and by 1:00 the wind was so hot and blowing so hard that it burned my face.
We called it quits and got a hotel room in Santa Fe around 3:00, took cold showers, covered our faces with aloe gel, ate something and went to bed at about 5:00.
Clay is asleep but here I am wide awake. I get the feeling that I will be struggling to stay awake again, but I am determined to bear it quietly in order to get home sooner. I'm gonna be really bummed if we have to stop to sleep just 4 hours out of Omaha!
We are going to leave here in about an hour and a half and try to drive the rest of the way home. If we leave while it's still dark we can cover a lot of miles before it gets hot.
Hopefully my next blog post will be posted from my living room!