Well yesterday was hot and a little sticky, but we left Pecos, TX this am and a light storm rolled in to west Texas last night and our travel today to our new site at Deming, NM was a delight because it was mostly overcast and cool. Those big glass windows on the front of a motor home can really transmit the heat! In fact, yesterday afternoon, we not only had the dash a/c on, but we fired up the generator as we were traveling and turned on the roof air to get it down to a comfortable temp. Wouldn’t have been that bad if we were headed east, but the late afternoon sun heading west was brutal.
This morning I-10 across west Texas showed us a lot more oil fields, miles and miles of open fields with ranches interspersed with grazing cattle.
I had to take this picture of this distant “mountain” just to prove we were there. There’s lots more of course, but I just took this picture because they say it’s best to keep two hands on the wheel, especially when it’s windy, which it often is in Oklahoma and Texas along these plains.
We checked into Dream Catcher’s RV Park and were warmly welcomed by the staff and volunteers. Many of the parks we are staying in are owned by the Escapees club that we belong to. The members are almost exclusively full-time RV’ers and it’s been great hearing their stories of how they made the switch from a “sticks ‘n bricks” home to living and working on the road.
We attended the social hour at the office/clubhouse and then went on back to our place and enjoyed a fresh cooked meal of tossed salad, cottage cheese, grilled pork loin, and brussel sprouts.
After supper we took a walk around the park to meet some of our neighbors and get a little exercise.
Here’s a panoramic view of the park. Not a lot of trees unfortunately, we tend to like the state parks more for that reason, but staying in parks like this give us more a sense of community, since many if not all of the residents have a common interest. We met a nice couple tonight who had been full-timing for 15 years but just recently due to some health issues found a plot of land to park their RV on and live in most of the year, but still be able to “pull in the slides” and move on down the road whenever they want.
And some more pix of the surrounding mountains from our camp.
More tomorrow night when we get to Rover’s Roost RV Park outside of Casa Grande, AZ