Not much to write about, just wanted to place a map pin and make note of today's trip! I guess the one somewhat notable event was that I drove for a (very) little while this afternoon, when Greg was having trouble keeping his eyes open. Many of you have asked if I ever drive - it is rare, mostly because we generally run shorter days than what we're doing this week, and Greg actually enjoys driving. When we first got the motorhome, I took RV driving lessons, because, honestly, the size of this rig, along with its unusual systems -diesel pusher engine, air brakes, etc
. - scared me to death! (it's 36' long, plus about 20' added for the car and tow dolly - and it's an "extra wide", which means it's 8.5' wide + mirrors - and a normal lane width is 12'!). The first year, when we had short vacations and long trips, I drove several hours every day - through mountains and construction zones, passing semi trucks, maintaining the speed we normally drive, and did it well enough that Greg slept in the passenger seat, so I guess I'm OK at it. However, since we've retired, we generally drive only 4 hours or so a day, and I recently realized that it's been over a year since I drove, and we had talked about me getting behind the wheel again, so I don't completely forget the feeling of it. Today's drive was really a short one, as we were quite close to our stopping point when I took over the wheel. So - that was my excitement for the day!
New Mexico does a nice job with creating "highway art" - bridges and abutments with southwestern colors and designs. (Nature's ever-changing art - geology, skies, and cloud formations - is enough to keep me snapping pictures most of the time!)
We drove just over 300 miles today - starting out at 8:30 in the morning, and arriving at our reserved campground at about 2:30. As is usual for our long driving days, we stopped at a rest area to make a sandwich around noon. When we're traveling at this pace, we generally reserve a "pull-through" site, which means we can leave the car on the tow dolly, pull into the site, hook up our electric and water, and we're settled in for the night!