HEADING TO ALBBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING
A quiet restful night at Socorro New Mexico’s Walmart Wednesday. That Walmart, they sure know how to look after their overnight guests. Sunny skies and cool morning air followed us as we rolled out of Walmart’s parking lot at 8:10 a.m. and climbed aboard I-25 a short distance away. We put the hammer down and headed north to do battle with Albuquerque’s morning traffic.
ALBUEQUERQUE’S DOWNTOWN IN THE DISTANCE
Despite the morning rush being over it was still a bit dicey slicing our way through the I-25 and I-40 interchange. We’ve done this tricky one before but going the other way. Nevertheless we made our way through and were soon climbing over the Sandria Mountains. It was about 9:45 when we finally cleared the mountain range and broke out onto the rolling plains. Sadness of course watching the last of our beloved southwest mountains slowly disappear in my rear view mirrors. Always the same thought for me each year, will I get to see my mountains again or was this the last time. It’s the ‘age thing’ you know.
WITH THE SOUTHWEST’S MOUNTAINS BEHIND US WE BROKE OUT ONTO THE THE VAST EXPANSE OF ROLLING PLAINS
Needing fuel for the rig and a coffee for us we rolled into Santa Rosa and filled up at Alsup’s gas bar which happens to be right next to McDonalds. Well gee how did that happen eh. We were soon back on the road making our way to Tucomcari just another 60 miles. Propane at the Love’s truck stop then into Tucumcari proper to the Cactus RV Park which happens to be right on the old Route 66 route. Same RV Park we stopped for an overnighter heading home nearly a year ago. Tanks dumped and took on a half tank of fresh water. We’re now primed for the journey home.
A McDONALDS COFFEE BREAK STOP IN SANTA ROSA NM
IT’S A CLEAN, WELL MAINTAINED OLDER ROUTE 66 RV PARK AND WE LIKE IT….FULL HOOK-UPS $22.75 A NIGHT
This is a rather unique little RV Park and rather than me run around taking a whole bunch of photos here again I’ll give you the link to last years stay here when I did take photos. Tucumcari's Cactus RV Park. And while relaxing this afternoon it dawned on us that the last time we can ever remember staying in an RV Park was a year ago when we stayed in this exact same Park. Kelly wanted me to figure out how much money we saved again this year by not staying in RV Parks but the numbers would have been too much for my mind to comprehend.
LOTS OF WIDE OPEN SPACE DRIVING TODAY
It was sunny and warm in Tucumcari New Mexico this afternoon when we pulled into the Park and I said to Kelly we had better soak us up all the sun and warmth we can because our next sunny warm day may not occur until sometime in late April or May.
A TOUCH OF OLD WEST SCENERY ALONG THE WAY
No Idea where we’ll end up Friday night but I’m sure we will make do with wherever it is. We are currently looking at a few alternative routes we haven’t taken before. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Never criticize someone unless you walk a mile in his or her shoes, and then when you criticize them you'll be a mile away and have their shoes!
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'No,' he replied. 'A whole lot of them begin with 'If elected, I promise ...''