We woke up tired entering into our 11th day of the trip. After playing a little bit of piano to wake the guys up : ) We headed off. We entered into Vaughn, NM fairly early but we truly felt the soreness in our legs heading into it. We know that the mountains are getting nearer, by the way our legs feel at the end of the day.
Vaughn is a town long ago abandoned by the railroad, thus it houses a little below 500 people, it has never truly recovered. The town intersects several major highways, so it is more or less a town built for weary travelors...like some crazy college bikers. The church we are staying in is 100 years old! The fellowship room in the church was used in the Manhattan Project and was donated by the U.S. government after the project was retired. There is a lot of history in this lonely town.
For lunch we headed into the only restraunt open on Sunday, and its exterior was modeled after the old 50s diners. We enjoyed the classic food and are getting ready for a dinner with the town's Baptist Congregation.
Tomorrow should be intense because of the high winds and the long distance. But once we get to Alberquerque we have a day of rest. We need it...