Luckily, Deke has a roll of strong black tape, so we fashioned a temporary fix. Doesn't look half bad, actually, and will probably be more aerodynamic than the part that disappeared. Chalk one up for the pit crew, putting us back in the race in no time.
We also encountered our first construction zone that slowed up to 55 for a couple of miles, and drove into Amarillo looking at an ominous black cloud coming up from the southwest.
Didn't have to drive in it, though, as the rain hit just as we were pulling into the Days Inn. The rooms have analog TVs with dubious signal strength, but that's no big deal. Not as bad as back home where the Nationals-Dodgers game was delayed a long time and finally had to be suspended because a bank of lights at the ballpark kept going out.