Wondrous views & a very nice Sheriff.
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After Palo Duro we headed towards Roswell, NM where I am writing this entry. One thing about Texas, they don't mind getting you where you are going pretty fast. State roads, not Interstate, have a maximum speed limit of 75. Once in New Mexico that dropped to 70. Still not bad. The only problem was entering small towns along the way. From 70 with little warning the limit dropped to 55 then 45 and then 35. One town in New Mexico actually dropped it to 25 and then to 15. 15MPH thru the middle of town. And, yes I tried very hard to stay within 5MPH of the posted speed limit thru towns. Most places within 2-3MPH. As we came into a little hole in the wall called Elida, Rhonda said this is how it's spelled, I failed to notice the forewarning, (so did my navigator), and before I could drop from about 74 to what I was supposed to be doing, the local sheriff had me. As I passed him, I told Rhonda I hoped he didn't pull out cause I was sure well over the speed limit. No such luck. He pulled us over. A very nice man. Wanted to know how fast our car would go and talked about what a nice ride for cross country, and asked if the top was removable along with various other things. Long story short, he let us off with a verbal warning. I told Rhonda we should have gotten a pic of him standing next to the car. Prolly not a good idea. BTW: any small town in VA...........you get caught speeding like that....ya ain't gonna get no verbal warning.