Tucumcari, New Mexico ===> Collinsville, Illinois
Our second day we drove across New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and over the river in to Illinois. A big highlight (since there really wasn't much else to see) was the largest outdoor cross in the western hemisphere. The sign boasted a "real spiritual experience." It was hot on this day too, but nowhere near the heat of the day before. I can't be too sure, but I looked up the high temperature of a couple places we drove through in the Mojave Desert and they said 124. Not much else happened; there wasn't a whole lot to look at or see. We made it in to Illinois again just after midnight.