Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Blogger Vacation Has Come to an End, Adventure 8 Began...We are in Deming, NM

Monday, November 8, 2021

We have been busy and have kept out of trouble since the last time I blogged back in April. We did make it back into Michigan were we spent time with family and friends. I will be doing a couple of blogs to catch up. In the meantime I thought I would start with where we are and how we got here.  Well at least how we got here from Bastrop, Texas where we spent 8 days. 

Day 1, November 4th

We left Bastrop and the Hwy 71 RV Park on a cloudy misty day. 

After taking the frontage road down to a traffic light we
have turned left and are headed west on State Hwy 71.
I snapped this as we drove back past the RV Park.

We are headed towards a Toll Road. 
Nothing about cost the bill will be in the mail.

The guess is an engineer had fun designing this.
We only skirted the southern end of Austin.

Not to many miles down the road and we
were driving through the Hill Country.

Back in 2014, our first year out, we spent time in this area
and visited the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
Today we were just driving through.

We are now on I-10.

Today's goal was to end the day after about 222 miles at a rest area near Sonora, TX. If you are sensing that did not work out you would be right. We pulled in and the road we would be parking on was a hill going up. After sitting there for about 10 minutes the decision was to pull out and keep going. The next rest area was 85 miles down the road near Iran, TX and that is were we stopped for the night on flatter ground.

Day 2, November 5th

We opened the curtains to a beautiful blue sky this morning. After our morning coffee we were on our way. 

We have just passed Ft. Stockton

Always a nice reminder.

We stopped at this rest area for lunch.
In the original plans this was going to be our stop for  our
second night after a short 168 miles.
Today we kept going.

We ended our day after 271 miles at a rest area about 40 miles east of El Paso, TX. 

Day 3, November 6th

Our spot for the night. A worker had just hosed it down as 
we pulled in. We again started the day under blue skies.

We were soon in El Paso traffic but it was early  Saturday
morning and we sailed through pretty easily.

After about 30 minutes we are through the worst 
of the traffic and then we see a couple of these 
wind turbine blades heading east. 

Texas is in the rearview mirror and we cross into 
New Mexico. I think they have the best sign.

Not long and we are driving along the edge of Las Cruces.
I had been watching for the Roadrunner and then there he
was just ahead. I took this from a distance and as I was set 
to take one as we passed a semi passed us. Not complaining 
we are grateful for all the truck drivers out there who spend 
endless days traveling our highwaysto keep us supplied with 
all the things we use on a daily basis.

Then ahead a border patrol check station. We also saw one  in
Texas for the traffic heading East. It has been a couple of years 
since we drove this route and these are new to us since then.

We have lucked out over the years and have never 
been in a dust storm along here.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

We pulled into the Low-Hi RV Ranch just before noon on Saturday for four nights.  (I need to take pictures.) We ended up being a day ahead and when I called in the morning the site was open early. This a Passport America Park so the price is right, plus, it is level and clean. It is all gravel and the sites are typical size but we would stay her again.

A couple of pictures of Deming.

We went to Santa Anna Catholic Church on Sunday.
From the pictures you can see it is a pretty church.
We know we are in the southwest because a representation
of Our Lady of Guadalupe is always present.

I love the statue of St. Ann.

Monday, November 8, 2021

The first sunset picture I have taken this Adventure.
We were headed home on NM-11.

As we travel on this our 8th Adventure 
we are grateful to still be living 
Our Retirement Dream.

We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Looks like you had great weather and all went well. Enjoy your stay in Deming and glad you started your blog so I can follow along. Stay safe.

    1. It is nice to see the sun. We have enjoyed our stay here and will look forward to spending time here again in the future.

  2. Nice to see you back :-) And also nice to see a sunset picture!

  3. I always enjoy reading your blogs and hearing about your adventures. I wish I knew you were in Bastrop. We are just north of Austin. Could have met for lunch. Safe travels.

    1. Glad to know you enjoy the blog. Had no idea you were that close. Lunch would have been nice.

  4. Nice to have you back blogging again! Great pictures of your travels so far! We did the historical park back in 2012 or 2013. We loved that area!

    1. It is a pretty area we are thinking we might stop again on our way back.

  5. So glad to see you cone up on the blog roll again. Welcome to the land of gorgeous sunsets.

  6. Welcome back, I've been watching for you and Tom on the side bar. We'll be riding along and enjoying the winter with you.

    1. Thank you. We wish you were actually riding along but will enjoy hearing from you for sure.

  7. Your pictures are a great reminder of our previous travels. Thanks.

    1. Nice to hear the pictures invoke a reminder of your and George's travels.

  8. I enjoyed that stretch of highway, mostly because I didn't get lost. Deming has such beautiful artwork.

    1. We had never stopped here before except to overnight at the Walmart. Glad we did and we are pretty sure we will stop again.

  9. Sure nice to see you blogging again. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. We spent this past summer in Wisconsin and the U.P., we are always on the lookout for your motorhome. It will be nice to follow your adventures this winter, we are spending ours in South Texas.