Ron K came over to tell us goodbye and it was sad to bid him farewell. He's a good friend and was a big help on some motorhome problems. We hope to see him again in November when we return to Tucson for the winter. He has some plans and it all depends on how things work out for him. Good luck, Ron.
We finally flew the coop and got on
I-10 east and were about 10 miles down the road when I passed a slow moving motorhome. When I checked the rear mirror to pull over I noticed the door for the outside tv had come open and it looked like a wing. I pulled over as soon as I could and we got out and locked the door down. It has some difficult locks that are always hard to close.
The tailwind out of the west was a pleasant surprise and I had a difficult time keeping the motorhome under 70mph. It rides so smoothly that I have to keep checking the speedometer. I can use cruise control, but there were a number of hills to climb and I don't like to have cruise control on for them.
It was smooth sailing for a long time and when we passed this sign, it was downhill for us. No, the picture isn't doctored, it was that brown out there. The drought has really taken it's toll.
Then the winds shifted to the northwest and we ran into some of these dust devils along the side of the road. A couple of them were like mini tornadoes and shook the motorhome really hard. I avoided the two worst of them and all was well.
|Very large dust devil|
|Continental Divide Trading Post|
|Rio Grande River|
|Rio Grande River|
We had an easy drive of 260 miles today and will stay in Las Cruces until Saturday. The weather forecast is for high winds and temps down to 35 degrees on Friday night. Whew, 98 one day and 35 degrees a couple days later. They were even calling for snow in the mountains for Friday night.
The Coachlight RV park is part of the Passport America system and the campsite is $18.75/night for a full hookup. It isn't the greatest park, but suits our needs for our stay here.
That was our day, how was yours?