BOOT HILL RV PARK WITH MOUNT SIERRA BLANCA IN BACKGROUND
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Kelly's Ontario body clock told her last night it was 10 o’clock so she headed for bed at 8. Or, was it nine. She was back up at 3 thinking it was 5. I went to bed at 11 thinking it was 7 & was back up at 2 to shut the computer off because I had fallen asleep waiting for the blog to upload. I was back up at 3:30 because Kelly was up at 3.....or was it 5 Ontario time. We have passed through 2 time zones & one Texas time warp so far & our internal clocks are in turmoil. To-night, or was it last night the clocks are turned back but to-morrow we'll be in Arizona where time never changes anyway so we haven't a clue if we’ll be on time, in time, or overtime for anything. By the time we get up it might be time to go to bed again. Right now I think it's 5 p.m. New Mexico time, or was it really 7 o’clock Arkansas time. Well, whatever it is I’m sure it will be subject to change of course!! About time I moved on to something else I’d say…………………………….
I TOT I TAW A PUDDY TAT!!
Neither one of us had enough energy to climb out our pajamas this morning until nearly 9 a.m. And even then it was struggle as we puttered around in slow motion. Finally got things organized enough to get the big wheels rolling again about 11:20. Stopped at the office & signed up for a Passport America membership. Geeeeez, could it be I'm coming down with a bad case of RV Parkitus!! The nice Boot Hill folks gave us the Passport rate for our stay & less than 6 hours later we would use it again for additional mega savings....more about that later.
DON’T HAVE A DINETTE SO WE EAT ANYWHERE WE CAN
Should mention that we had a great Verizon connection at Boot Hill & were able to get 4 channels with the rigs TV antennae. Directly across from Boot Hill is McGinn's Pistachio Tree Ranch so when your cruising along number 70 just look for the huge Pistachio out front on the west side of the road. Your Boot Hill turn off is across from the big Pistachio:))
THE BIG PISTACHIO ACROSS FROM THE BOOT HILL RV PARK
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We slipped around busy Alamogordo on the by-pass & headed southwest past White Sands National Monument. We were there last year so have a look at our photos at WHITE SANDS. Between Alamogordo & Las Cruces just south west of White Sands lies the jagged peaked San Adreas mountain range. Highway 70 runs up & over the mountains through the San Augustin pass & it's a long haul of a grade to reach the peak. Luckily it's two & 3 lanes. By the time we crested the peak we were down to 35 mph with Kelly out behind pushing. The descent on the west side is steep so we had to deploy the drag shute to slow our descent into Las Cruces:))
DESCENDING INTO LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO
It's pretty straight forward rolling through Las Cruces, just pay attention to the road signs, swear at the appropriate times, & keep your foot on the gas. By 2:30 we were.....or was it 3:30 we were rolling into Deming New Mexico for a fuel stop ($2.89 a gallon) & Wal-Mart groceries. Parking lot was really jammed up with big 18 wheeler rigs so had to park next door at K-Mart. Parking lot there was so empty you could have landed a Jumbo Jet sideways..........twice!!
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Decided at this point to head down to Columbus New Mexico near the Mexican border. We have fond memories of our previous 2 times there 3 years ago. That is where we both got to sit on Santa's knee on Christmas Day 2006. We also had some dental work done & eye glasses made over the border in Palomas. And, of course we totally loved the Pink Store. I blogged & included photos of our time at the PINK STORE just this past April 26th & for the day we got to sit on Santa’s knee just click HERE:))
FULL HOOK-UPS FOR $7 AT ‘BEST RV PARK’ IN COLUMBUS NEW MEXICO
Had originally planned to boondock near the train station museum but Kelly noticed in our new Passport America book that there was an RV Park affiliate right here in Columbus. So, because we now have joined PM the site would be half price. And half price it was at $7 with full hook-ups. I remember driving through this park 3 years ago & I wasn’t too impressed but there has been a big change. I seem to recall old trailers before but they are gone now. It was a tired old park but the tired has been replaced with new energy & this park has really been cleaned up. Young pine trees have been planted with attention paid to watering. They have 55 RV sites & the park is large enough to accomodate any rig. Big turn around area. 14 full hook-up pull through sites, 41 water/sewer sites ,& 30 amp electric. Excellent Verizon coverage here though & we can get about 14 clear television channels with the rigs antennae & about half of them are in English. Free Wifi as well plus showers & laundry. Something tells me we are going to have a rooster getting us up early to-morrow morning or maybe, just maybe, it will be us getting up that rooster. Now, let me see..........what time is it anyway!!
“BOO!!” “TRICK OR TREAT:))”
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get!!
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