So far every state has presented us with a nice “Welcome” sign at their state line. New Mexico is the first to let us down. We weren’t on an interstate, but we were on the heavily trafficked Highway 285 that goes from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Below is a panorama I made at the point where New Mexico’s sign should have been. In the distance you can see the Guadalupe Mountains and to the left you can see Texas’ welcome sign.