Monday, December 14, 2015

Las Cruces Re-Visited

Today I am relating another trip from our past. Saturday, November 12, 2005 we left the Benson I-10 RV Park in Benson, AZ and moved on a scenic drive east on I-10 to Las Cruces, NM, where we moved into the Sunny Acres RV Park. It was a 220-mile trip, but very relaxing. It was cool and sunny and we were in no hurry. We were headed back to Texas and Las Cruces put us in striking distance, so we were just having a good time traveling. We had dinner at home and stayed in for the evening. Rates at Sunny Acres were $21 per day, which we considered reasonable, so we planned to stay for a few days.

Nice motorhome at Sunny Acres

Sunday was laundry day for us. Kathi asked our Escapees mail service to forward our mail to us on Friday. We were hoping it would arrive on Monday, so we could move into Texas. Kathi was anxious to see her mother and the rest of her family. The temperature was so cool doing laundry did not seem to be a chore. We were still glad when it was all done and clothing stored away for moving.

Mountains near Las Cruces

Another scene near Las Cruces
Building around Las Cruces
Monday we took a car trip north on I-25, then east on US 70, across the Organ Mountains to the White Sands National Monument. It was a long slow climb up to the mountain pass. We found the road to the dunes was closed because the military was doing missile testing. It was interesting to see the procedures and interesting that we never saw a missile in flight or heard any explosions. We turned around and headed back to Las Cruces and discovered our mail had not arrived.

Fence in White Sands

Beautiful white sand dune
The mail still had not arrived on Tuesday and Kathi decided not to have the mail delivered to Las Cruces in the future. It always took twice as long to get there as it did in most other places we traveled through. The weather was still great, so we drove around town for a little sightseeing.

The mail arrived on Wednesday and we started making plans to get on down the road to Fort Stockton, TX on Thursday. The temperature was in the 30s in the early morning and the high for the day was in the 60s with great sunshine. What a great life to spend with Kathi on the road.

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