Albuquerque to Elk City

Tuesday April 27, 2010:  Day 4, Albuquerque, New Mexico to Elk City, Oklahoma
Via: I40
Miles: 446

We have gone 1355 miles. We have averaged 55 miles per hour, and 40.1 miles per gallon. We expect those numbers to improve as we keep moving east. We are getting lighter, and we are expecting to drop thousands of feet in elevation on mostly straight roads. Are we going to make it without getting more fuel? It is going to be close…

Fuel added, 2 containers:


Albuquerque, New Mexico (this church was built in 1793):


Tucumcari, New Mexico (for you Dennis):


Amarillo, Texas:


Standifer House Bed & Breakfast Inn (Elk City, Oklahoma):


We are hoping to stay at more B&Bs, they are fun.

This is Part 5 of the Passage Across America series. Read Part 4 here and Part 6 here.

5 thoughts on “Albuquerque to Elk City”

  1. YES! B & Bs are much better than the no-tell motels. How was the one the other night????

  2. Hi Guys

    Enjoyed your company at the Italian resturant in Brantford during your brief stay in Canada. Hope you made it to Chicago in time. Reading your book, very interesting. We have told numerous people of your trek and the time we spent listening to your tales at the restuarant (my best friend was celebrating his 60th birthday that night). All the best, drive safety and looking forward to finishing reading your book.

    Geoff and Chris in Canada

  3. Hey i have been reading your blog i met you in my hometown of oklahoma city oklahoma i enjoyed talking to you. you also took a picture of me i am the girl in the FFA jacket it would be nice to see that picture on here to publiczied our national organization which is the future farmers of america
    thank you for your time meaghan moody moore, oklahoma

  4. Hi Meaghan,
    As you may have noticed, we are really slow about updating our blog. Sooner or later we will write up a super detailed series of blog posts about the trip. We’ll mention the convention and post your picture, for sure. BTW, we really liked Oklahoma City. Nice place. We wish we had more time there.

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