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Jun 11, 2019 - Back to Las Cruces

Today, we traveled from Fort Stockton, TX to Las Cruces, NM. Along the way we saw some museums that we would have liked to stop, but, I wanted to beat the rush hour traffic going through El Paso. Also, we had a reservation to make. Better planning might have been a good idea. It was the usual nightmare in El Paso with traffic, construction, and idiot drivers. We can’t get over how huge El Paso is. Some friends of ours were heading East on I-10 from Las Cruces, NM to Midland, TX at the same time we were heading West toward Las Cruces. We...

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Jun 2, 2019 - Last Day in Las Cruces

We pretty much ran out of things to do in Las Cruces so we went to the movies. We saw "Rocket Man" - the movie about Elton John. It was a very well-done movie and told his life's story. Elton John produced it. We enjoyed it and like the many of his songs that were in it. We went back to the Double Eagle restaurant for dinner as Maryann wanted to get some pictures of a room that was holding a private party when we were there 2 days prior. We walked around Old Town Mesilla a bit more and stumbled on the building that used to be the old court...

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Jun 1, 2019 - Las Cruces, NM - Day 2

We made a drive up to the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. This is the smallest visitor center I have ever seen. It is very scenic but consisted of mostly hiking trails. Most of the trails prohibit dogs all or in part so our stay there was short. In addition, it was about 90 degrees, so a bit hot for hiking. Nonetheless, there were a few hearty souls on the trails. Las Cruces was named for, well, that seems to be a mystery. There is no shortage of rumors on the internet – you can take your pick. One has it that the place was...

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May 31, 2019 - Las Cruces, NM - Day 1

We made the 340-mile leg of our trip that is from Casa Grande, AZ to La Cruces, NM. I am very disappointed to see that the roads have deteriorated greatly since our last trip in 2015. I had to slow to 45-50 in places. In other stretches, the ruts were so bad that it was extremely difficult to hold the lane. I saw some of the most horrible roads: some were worse than RT 66 that hasn’t seen maintenance in over 50 years. If there was another way back that didn’t take us hundreds of miles out of our way, we’d take it. I-8 was no better. On the...

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May 1, 2019 - Las Cruces

We have wrapped up our week long stay in Las Cruces. We were last in Las Cruces, or “Cruces,” as the locals call it, in 2010. We’ve noticed a few changes to the city. The biggest change was the amount of construction. There are a number of new cookie-cutter tract houses built on the outskirts of the city. At the base of the Organ Mountains just outside the entrance to the Dripping Springs Natural Area are mega-sized, multiple-level houses that look to be about 4,000-5,000 square feet. I sure hope these places have an intercom system....

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Apr 22, 2019 - On the Road Again

We have left the nest, flew the coop, and come out of hibernation. After almost 5-1/2 months at our lot in Benson, we are on the road again. We’ve been rooted so long we made sure to follow our departure checklist. Yup, after 11 years on the road we still follow our checklist. Being out of practice makes the checklist especially important. It will take us some time to get in the rhythm of traveling again. We are now in Las Cruces, New Mexico. (We were here back in 2010.) While here we’ll attend a couple of concerts put on by the New Mexico...

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Apr 11, 2019 - Las Cruces NM, Hacienda RV & Rally Resort

On the morning of the 11th we departed Benson AZ and headed to Las Cruces NM. Once again we had good weather for travel. There was some wind but it was mostly all a tail wind, very little cross wind. Several areas along the way had signs warning of possible zero visibility due to blowing sand / dust. We made it to Hacienda RV Park in the afternoon, got all set up, and made use of the laundry facilities. Bentley enjoyed the dog run. It was about 16 feet wide and 150 yards long! We will stay just over night and continue east...

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Feb 6, 2019 - Las Cruces and White Sands

Las Cruces NM was the next stop on our cross country tour. Interestingly, we didn’t know anyone here and really didn’t have a “purpose” for visiting. It just looked like a good place to stop and celebrate Cathys birthday. It turned out to be a remarkable visit. We parked the RV at the Hacienda RV resort. Normally anything with resort in the name we pass on, however the location was perfect. It was near the historic town of Mesilla, which was on our list of places to see. Per our normal operating practice, we found a local brewery, High...

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Oct 21, 2018 - Las Cruses to Carlsbad.

October 15, 2018 Today we made the trip from Las Cruses down to El Paso and then through mountain pass and back up to Carlsbad New Mexico. We are heading to Carlsbad Caverns and to Roswell NM. The two are in opposite directions so we will see how this works out. We have out run the snow so far, but it may catch up to us tonight. Prediction is for rain and sleet.

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Oct 21, 2018 - Leaving Big Bend

October 21, 2018 It was a bitter sweet day today. We have left Big Bend National Park to make our way to some new adventures. We are watching the weather with all the rain here in Texas and need to make our way out of here. One thing we have learned is that this state can be dry as hell and then when the rain comes the ground is mostly clay and the water creates serious flooding. Here is a summary of where we have been. We left Las Cruses to head to Carlsbad Caverns to see the flight of the Bats from the cave. Somewhere between 700 to 900...

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Oct 13, 2018 - The trip to Las Cruses

October 14, 2018 Yesterday, Saturday we made the drive to Las Cruses New Mexico. Prior to leaving the American RV Resort Rose ran into a man who had just come from Las Cruses and he filled her in on some of the better Restaurants and sites to see. Well one of the tips was a local winery. This peeked our interest and once we arrived and setup our sites we were off to the winery. The winery was “The ST Clair Winery and Bistro”. This was a really cool place. Even though a wedding was going on outside, the inside was still open to the public....

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May 30, 2018 - Day 1 - Las Cruces NM

Uneventful first day on the road, thank goodness. Other than leaving an hour later than planned (1400 instead of 1300), it was a very smooth non-stop ride to Las Cruces. SOOO nice not having to hook up the tow dolly in 100 degree heat. Had the truck hooked up in 5 minutes and off we went. First leg was a good test of the new hitch rig; that down hill slide heading into Las Cruces is about as steep as I would ever attempt. No issues at all. Only highlight of the drive was seeing a big RV westbound on I-10 towing a helicopter on a trailer!...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

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