Day 35: Leaving Albuquerque, NM and heading to Clovis, NM……I mean Lubbock, TX

Day 35: Leaving Albuquerque, NM and heading to Clovis, NM……I mean Lubbock, TX

Location: Leaving Albuquerque, NM and heading to Clovis, NM……I mean Lubbock, TX

Day 35

Today, plans were changed.  Once I was done working, we headed out of Albuquerque to head to Clovis, NM.  The weather was still a little iffy, but looking at the forecast, it was going to be worse later on in the day.  So, we packed up and took off.  It was another day of driving in and out of storms.

SNOW!!!

We didn’t expect THAT is New Mexico!

  

More storms.

Our destiny?  Clovis, NM.  Where is that?  On the road to Lubbock.  During our drive, we started noticing our brakes weren’t gripping extremely well and there was a burning smell that was coming from them.  As we started approaching Clovis, we decided that we needed to take Bessie in and get checked out.

There is only one Big Rig shop in Clovis and they didn’t have any openings for over a WEEK!  Shannon called the main Freightliner shop in Lubbock.  They told us they could get it in the next day, we’d just need to have it there first thing in the morning (7 AM CENTRAL time).  We decided to just keep driving to Lubbock that night and spend the night in a Walmart parking lot there.

The drive to Lubbock was the same as New Mexico.  Changing weather all the time.  The last half hour was completely in the dark and our headlights were HORRIBLE! We had to just keep a focus on the right lane stripe and take it slow and easy.  We were SO relieved to pull into Lubbock, get a parking spot and settle in for the few hours of sleep we were going to get.

We love you all!

Love, always,
Ben and Shannon

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