Left Alpine, TX heading north to New Mexico. Traveling through this portion of west Texas is pretty sparse. The roads we were traveling on (we only travel in interstates if we have to) had very little traffic. Maybe a couple of cars per hour. We did get a pleasant break while passing on the border of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
After passing through Carlsbad, NM, on our way to Artesia, we took this picture of New Mexico. That’s white sands in the distance.