Friday, March 27th – this morning we celebrated our first 1000 miles. We are now in Texas and after surviving the rough traffic of El Paso, we are back into the countryside. Tonight, we are spending the night in Sierra Blanca Historical Lodge and it is good to be indoor since the wind is blowing hard (gusts up to 40 knots). Today was challenging, we biked more than 60 miles with a cross wind and into a sand storm. It was a relief to get to the motel and enjoy a hot shower!