Hello, I’m Elina. Welcome to follow my journey with my husband Heikki across North America. In this blog, you can get a behind-the-scenes look what life is like on the road.
Wednesday 8.11.21 El Paso, Texas
It was really nice to wake up in a regular bed, although there is nothing wrong with this truck bed either. The bathroom and shower were closer than on the truck stop. Brad brought us back to the truck and the new work day started before eight. After all, we got one more hour today, when El Paso is an hour behind.
In the beginning of our trip today, the oil smelled quite strongly when there was a lot of oil drill in the desert. After all, they were on our way in Texas yesterday, too. Since our last visit to this area, solar panels have been put here. The picture is pretty bad when there was no flat road. The speed limit also changed to 80 mph / 130 km/h.
The mountains were already looming on the horizon and soon we began to ascend. Sometimes later it was flat again and then uphill and downhill.
It rained a little
On our trip to El Paso, or rather from there, is a border patrol checkpoint. The queue was quite long with those going east. There is no inspection to the west. The mountains shown in the pictures below are already on the Mexican side. So we drove close to border toward the end of this trip to El Paso.
Hopefully no one got hurt
Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is barely visible at the foot of the mountains. We were close to El Paso.
If you like to follow my journey across the U.S please check my earlier blogs here.