Up early enough on Saturday to see the sun rise it was a little cooler but the wind we had been experiencing the last couple of days was just a slight breeze. We have enjoyed out stay here at the Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM but it is time to move on. The plan for the day was to be on the road between 8 and 9 AM, we turned onto NM-9 at 9:15. We are headed to Roswell, NM our last official stop on this our 4th Adventure.
|Site 51 was a perfect stie for the Stinger "B" water and 50 amps.|
|Driving by Pat and Buddy's home on wheels.|
Safe Travels and hope to see you again down the road.
|We are heading East on NM-9|
|Today's pictures of the road ahead are being taken through |
a very dirty windshield that even "spot fix" cannot totally fix.
|I am pretty sure I took this one because I could see the "fence" in the distance.|
Looking South towards Mexico.
|We are getting close to I-10|
|just north of El Paso.|
|Then we are in Texas|
|heading West on I-10 to Anthony, TX|
|It may have been a short visit but, it is Texas after all,|
there has to be at least one picture of the star.
|The Stinger "B" has a full tank of diesel, Tom has cleaned her windshield,|
and merging back on I-10 West we are back in New Mexico.
|We are now cutting across from I-10 to US-54 and we are back in Texas.|
|The last couple of miles were a little bumpy.|
After stopping for diesel in Anthony, TX I put the name of a city on US-54 that was north of where we where on I-10 into Google Maps and "Hazel" very nicely directed us across to US-54. (We took exit 162 and went onto NM-404 heading East. Then we took a couple of different local roads which I do not remember the name of.) Reaching US-54 we headed North and from there we connected to US-70 going East at Tularosa, at Hondo US-380 merges with US-70, and this brought us to Roswell, NM and then Spring River RV Park our destination for the day.
|We are back again in New Mexico were we will stay until Thursday|
when we will visit Texas again.
|Not sure what kind of tank this is but that is a picture |
of a roadrunner on its side.
|You may wonder why this picture?|
Tom very seldom passes another vehicle so I like to document these moments.
Side note: I am not complaining, I could care less if we ever pass a vehicle.
|The road ahead.|
|I had just mentioned, minutes before this, that we had not seen one|
Border Patrol checkpoint and then ahead there it was.
|A "red letter day" we are actually passing a second vehicle.|
|We could see what I believe is called a "Dust Devil"'|
|Then we could see tiny little tumble weeds twirling in the wind.|
Then we felt it hit the side of the Stinger "B".
|The road ahead's scenery did not disappoint one time today.|
|It is hard to see but at the peak is a white cross.|
|We saw these as we were driving through Mescalero on US-70.|
|There were several sections|
|and these are the ones I was able to capture.|
|The ones on our right were harder|
|to get a clear shot of.|
|They were actually nicely done.|
|Some how I think the message is we are about to go downhill|
|and there may be falling rocks.|
|We could see a peek of something beautiful and|
then we turned the corner ahead.
|This without a doubt was my favorite view of the day.|
|New Mexico "grows" some of |
the same kind of pine trees as Arizona.
|You need to know that with Tom and I it is a on going joke.|
We are passing a third vehicle, a wonderful old jeep.
I am pretty sure we passed more vehicles today then we have
in the past four months.
|We must be getting close to Roswell the Aliens have appeared.|
|How can I not include a sign Welcoming us to Tinnie.|
|I cannot help myself, I have to say it.|
The speed limit on US-70 is 70. I think it is cute.
|We are in Roswell.|
We attended Mass Sunday morning at the Assumption Catholic Church. We had the privilege of being there to witness a small group of their parish children receive their First Holy Communion.
This church had the most beautiful stained glass windows and each panel told a story.
|These two, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sacred Heart of Mary,|
or on either side of the entrance door.
Today we had planned on doing something then it turned into a Tom went to the laundry mat and I organized pictures and played blog "catch up". That was about it for the day. No pictures and no more words.
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