Monday, January 07, 2019
FOUND US A NICE PASSPORT AMERICA RV PARK EAST OF DEMING NEW MEXICO
EASTBOUND I-10 TRAFFIC AT SUNSET EAST OF DEMING NEW MEXICO TONIGHT
It was a peacefully quiet night parked north of El Paso at the Texas Travel Information Center tn Anthony Texas. We were the only ones there in the RV section with one lone truck over in the trucker’s area. Our morning skies dawned clear as a bell and we sure welcomed Monday morning’s warming sunshine and big blue skies.
FUN COUNTRY RV
Our appointment at Fun Country RV was for 10 a.m. so we left our overnight spot at 9:30 arriving to our destination at 9:31. Yes, quite a drive alright. Although early, the friendly service manager took us right in and very quickly diagnosed the problem with our water pump so here’s the good news/bad news. Good news is it was a blown fuse. Bad news is they suspect the problem to be the pumps ‘pressure switch’. The pump works but we cannot leave the pump on long or it blows the fuse. They suggested we use the pump but turn it off after using and said we might want to wait until we get home to have the pressure switch or pump replaced. So that’s what we’ll do and see how we make out. The pump is 12 years old. At least right now we have a reasonably good working water system again. I would give Fun Country RV two thumbs up and five stars. They charged us a minimum fee and the whole staff was very friendly and helpful. They had two little shop dogs and Pheebs had a blast with those two guys racing all around the place inside and out. And of course everyone there loved the Pheebs.
NICE BRIGHT WAITING ROOM
PHEEBS AND THIS LITTLE BLACK FELLA HAD A RIOT TEARING UP THE PLACE
HARD TO SEE THE LITTLE BLACK DOG IN THE CORNER OF THE COUCH
LOOKS LIKE THOSE COUCH POTATOES ARE HAVING A BLAST
I think it was around 11 when we rolled out of Fun City RV heading west on I-10. What a totally beautiful weather day it was as we cruised by Las Cruces New Mexico. Very light traffic on I-10 towards Deming but it’s to be expected out here on the Southwest’s less congested roads, highways, and Interstates.
A WAVE TO THE ROADRUNNER AS WE WENT BY….SOME READERS MAY REMEMBER MY NIGHT PHOTOS OF THIS FELLA FEBRUARY 11TH OF LAST YEAR….ROADRUNNER
OUR FIRST BORDER PATROL CHECK POINT OF THE SEASON
YES WE ARE DEFINITELY BACK IN THE GOOD OLD SOUTH WEST AGAIN
WE ARE NO STRANGERS TO THIS AREA AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE THE FLORIDA MOUNTAIN RANGE AGAIN
Still undecided as to where we’re going we decided to head for a Passport America RV Park I had spotted earlier on the Passport America site. The El Rancho Lobo RV Park is located about 9 miles east of Deming New Mexico and we had to pay attention to directions on how to get there. Although located less than a mile off I-10 on the south side the two access points off the Interstate are a few miles from the Park
HEADING UP THE ROAD TO THE ‘EL RANCHO LOBO RV PARK….I LIKE IT ALREADY BECAUSE OF THE TREES
WE THINK WE JUST MIGHT STAY HERE FOR A FEW DAYS
CAMP HOST GAVE US A PACKET WITH LOTS OF INFO ABOUT THE SURROUNDING AREA….NICE PERK
This Adult only RV Park is a true gem in the rough and we had a good feeling about it right from the time we drove through the gate. $11/night. $150/mth. It’s not a high-ender Park with a pool and hot tubs, etc. nor is it anywhere near the other end of the scale either. Neat and clean from what I have seen so far. The camp host was a very friendly fellow and drove Kelly ‘and Miss Pheebs’ around on a golf cart to show them where things were. Kelly said there is a really nice shower and laundry room. I will make the Park rounds tomorrow and take some photos. Just too tired today and with the warm sun beaming in the rig’s windows this afternoon I just stretched out in my recliner and totally enjoyed being right where I was just doing what I was doing. From my chair I can see traffic going by on I-10 half a mile or so away. And the traffic noise is barely audible if your outside. Totally inaudible inside.
WE ARE ABOUT HALF A MILE SOUTH OF I-10
IN THE BACKGROUND IS CROOK’S PEAK NAMED AFTER 1800’S ARMY OFFICER GEORGE R CROOK…..THIS PEAK WAS A NAVIGATION POINT FOR INDIANS, SETTLERS, AND ARMY CALVARY TRAVELING THROUGH THE AREA
THIS IS GERONIMO POSING WITH MEMBERS OF HIS TRIBE AND GENERAL GEORGE CROOK’S STAFF DURING PEACE NEGOTIATIONS ON MARCH 27, 1886….AND NO I DID NOT TAKE THE PHOTO……
Now for you country and western fans out there we might have something of interest here. We were told the RV Bus Coach parked to our right a couple spaces away was originally owned my Mickey Gilley and later by Travis Tritt years ago. The camp host was telling us about it. We met the couple who own the Bus and they are from Nebraska. Unfortunately they blew the engine near here but managed to make it into this RV Park. Apparently the engine can be easily removed and the plan is for a diesel engine repair facility in Las Cruces to come out and remove the blown engine. The coach will then be towed to Las Cruces NM where the new engine, mounted on the old engine frame, will be slid back into the bus. The owners of the Bus said it is going to be a $12,000 bill by the time it’s all done.
MAY HAVE ONCE BELONGED TO MICKEY GILLEY AND TRAVIS TRITT BUT NOT SURE….IF WE GET TALKING TO THIS COUPLE AGAIN WE’LL ASK THEM
LATE AFTERNOON IS SLOWLY SLIPPING INTO EVENING’S TWILIGHT
A WEST BOUND FED-EX TRUCK ON I-10 HEADS INTO THE SUNSET
It was sure nice to see those welcoming ‘New Mexico’ signs along I-10 today just south of Las Cruces. It seemed to make our 13th annual Snow Bird journey to the great American southwest somehow official:))
THE FLORIDA MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST OF DEMING NEW MEXICO
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man was driving down the road. He passed a traffic camera and saw it flash. Astounded that he had been caught speeding when he was under the speed limit, he turned around and, going even slower, he passed by the camera. Again, he saw it flash. He couldn't believe it! So he turned and, going at snail's pace, he passed the camera. AGAIN, he saw the camera flash. He guessed it must have a fault, and home he went. Four weeks later he received 3 traffic fines in the mail, all for not wearing a seatbelt.
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