03 April 2010

Postcard from New Mexico

31 March to 3 April 2010
(Las Cruces, NM)

We like the KOA in Las Cruces: it's well maintained and has a lovely view of the city and surrounding mountains. Plus Las Cruces has all the necessities an RV'er needs: a WalMart.

We planned on another one-niter, but a forecast of strong winds came up, so we hunkered down for 3 nights instead of 1. The wind the next day was horrible! There was so much dust in the air it obliterated the mountains across the valley. I couldn't even see the cultivated farmland at the base of the hill where the park is located. The 3rd night turned out to be unnecessary and we finally got on our way Saturday 3 April.

3 April - ... 2010
(Santa Fe, NM)

I decided to make it in one leg and we drove straight thru to Santa Fe Skies RV Park rather than take a one-night stop in Albuquerque. Not really a problem since I'd had 3 days to rest.

We arrived at the park and took a site in the bull pen... the transient area with the pull-thru sites. After the 2nd week it was clear we needed to make a change to a long term site (a back-in site). With the guidance of the park owner I got into the site with a strong sense that I'd never have made it without his help. We had a great view of the Sangre de Cristos mountains to the East and a view out over the mesa to the Southeast. This was home for a couple months.