Driving the back roads from Roswell, New Mexico to Pecos, Texas (that’s the correct spelling for the town), I got a real sense of how vast this country is. This photo is actually just past Pecos, on the road to Barstow, Texas. Those specs on the horizon are twenty miles away. I stopped and got out of the car to take this shot and realized I could see the curve of the Earth.
I left Tonopah, Nevada for Rachel. Fifteen miles out of town, a sign read, “Next Services 157 miles, maybe it was 156 miles. I shoulda took a pitcher.