We're getting really good at taking forever to get going in the morning! It was nearly checkout time (11 AM) when we pulled out of Benson, AZ. But we eventually made it out the gate and onto I-10 and trucked on down the road.
There's a serious problem with Arizona highways: the &^%$#! rest stops are all closed! Don't know if it's the season or budgetary issues, but it's a pain in the bladder for old toots like us. We finally pulled over at the exit to a closed rest stop and used the toilet in the Dog House. I was pissed, but I got over it! :) The only real issue with the Montana FL3655 is that, in a situation like this, we have to extend the dinette slide a little to be able to squeeze into the toilet. We managed to get moving again before the Highway Patrol found us.
|So what happened to the warm southern winter!|
|Organ Pipe Mountains, Las Cruces.|
The forecast was for 26 deg F overnight, so I disconnected the water only to discover the temps got nowhere near that low. You, the astute reader, probably wonder how I would know that. Easy: We spent from 1 AM to 2 AM tracking down Kelly who had bolted out the door without a leash. It's a no-no to have your dog outside unleashed. Do you suppose if she'd gotten away from us dragging her leash behind her it would have been technically OK? She had a great time running at full speed from shadow to shadow as she played her version of hide-and-seek.
|Nice level sites on parallel parking strips in Las Cruces KOA|
|Las Cruces "town center"... sort of|
We'll be on the way tomorrow (Saturday, 1/2/2010) headed for Van Horn, TX.
ps- I really hope everyone remembered to hop on their left foot while saying "Rabbit, Rabbit!" on Saturday morning. We did... gotta keep that good luck coming! :)