We took our time getting around this morning since we only had 122 miles to travel. This is our normal pace if we are not on a tight schedule, and this is the pace we prefer. It was 10:00am before we pulled out of Mission RV Park, after I dropped a birthday card in the mail to our granddaughter Emerson. She will be 2 on Sunday. We hope you have a wonderful birthday Emerson and we'll see you soon, after we get home.
Our drive today was so nice and for the most part pretty easy. We had a little snafu this morning getting on I-10. Yesterday we took I-10 to the Scenic Drive Overlook and the entrance nearest us was closed so we had to go to the next entrance. This morning we just drove right past the first one, not even realizing it was open this morning until it was too late - then we ended up in the left turn lane at the next one and had to do a big circle around to get back up on I-10. Oh well, it was just 15 minutes of time - no big deal! What was really neat, we laughed about it - so that is a sign that we are relaxing more even though traffic in El Paso was very, very heavy and more than we typically deal with, but we made it through just fine. Dean does a wonderful job driving our rig and I'm so thankful for him and his calm - even though he may not always feel that way he does a pretty good job of making me feel more calm!
Shortly after we passed through Las Cruces, AZ I received a phone call from our good friend Pam Horstman, a member of the SKP group we belong to for our 4-state area Chapter (KS, OK, AR, MO). We had a nice visit. Just before she called I pointed at the sky to show Dean the large chinook helicopter flying over, and just a minute later he was pointing upward. Then I realized what he was pointing at--we were passing into New Mexico. I caught this second sign in time to get a picture.
We made a stop at the rest area just a short distance down the road. While I finished talking to Pam, Dean got out for a pit stop. After he checked the tires and did a walk around, we got back in the truck, ready to leave. As he started to pull out our Tire Pressure Monitoring System started beeping and indicated one of our tires was losing air. So we stopped, backed up a bit, and got out to check it. We could find no sign of any leakage. We got back in and took off. This time the TPMS did not go off, and all was fine.
I happened to get a picture of this large metal roadrunner not too far down the road, and of course I had to snap a couple pictures of the scenery along the way.
|Large metal roadrunner sculpture.|
All was well with the tire the rest of our trip to Deming, NM where we are spending the night at Dream Catcher RV Park. This is a SKP owned and operated RV Park. The park has few people in it but the ladies in the office said it would be almost full by evening as people stop for a night or two on their way to the Escapade in Tucson.
The RV park is pretty much sandy/dirt makeup for both the roads and sites, but comes with full hook-ups, and the sites are wide enough you can pull a vehicle in between sites with both of them occupied. They have a nice gathering place for games, a laundromat and showers. The ladies also told us they are serving breakfast tomorrow so we'll probably partake of it since we missed our normal Friday morning breakfast out. They are having biscuits/gravy, eggs to order and coffee. I think it sounds great because I will not need to fix anything in the morning or clean up afterwards!! The overnight parking price is right at $20, which includes a discount since we are Escapee members.
There is a social at the clubhouse at 4:00 or 4:30. We might walk up to see what is going on for awhile before we eat dinner.
Shortly after we set up we had to make a trip to Wally World - our first since before we left home, and believe it or not we just needed a few things. I pre-cooked and froze some food before we left and tonight we are having orange chicken with rice. Yum yum!
Take care and I look forward to telling you all about our time in Tucson.