Sunday, December 28, 2014


I was up at 4 AM, Carol was up at 5 AM and we were on the road by 6 AM.  It wasn’t planned, it just happened that way.  We had about 480 miles to get to the SKP park in Deming New Mexico.

It was a cold day.  It stayed in the 30’s most of our travels.  I don’t think the rig got warm to us until about noon.  We arrived about 11:30 AM.  The drive was a little of everything to include snow….DSC_0004 DSC_0005 DSC_0012 DSC_0016

Been a long time since we got around snow.  Then there was fog…… DSC_0015

It was in the mid 30’s…………..DSC_0032 DSC_0019

Then it did clear up.DSC_0013

Things started looking better……..DSC_0022

This truck had Alaska tags…..It was headed in the right direction to get there…..DSC_0025



The giant road runner is back in the rest area outside of Las Cruces.  It was gone for quite some time.  I guess he ran away for awhile.DSC_0040

We got a nice long site at the SKP park in Deming.  It was right next to Mark & Dortha Hall.  They treated us to dinner at this quaint little Chinese place on the main drag downtown.  The prices were good, the food was good and the portions were the biggest we’ve ever seen, unbelievable.  We got one serving of General Tso Chicken, one of Orange Chicken, and one Shrimp Fried Rice.  The fours of us couldn’t even come close to eating half of any one.  We barely crammed the leftovers into two take home boxes.  Thank you Mark & Dortha 

When we got back to the rig Mark & Dortha came over for awhile and we shot the poo about membership clubs and solar panels.  They’re getting solar installed in Glendale on their way to North Ranch. 

It’s 4:30 AM and it’s 36 degrees outside and 68 degrees inside.  We got two little electric heaters running to keep it warm.  The roof heat pumps won’t even work in these temps.  I will have to check our 14 cases (12 packs) and two case of water in the Jeep and make sure they didn’t freeze.  The movement going down the road should help keep them unfrozen a little bit.

We got about 180 miles to our next stop which is the KOA Tucson.  We’re getting two free nights then moving over to the AFB.

See ya……..