Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Mountain View RV Park Huachuca City
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Read my review - 4/5 stars
The park in Huachuca is a nice, quiet and reasonably priced place. We had joined Passport America last fall and now get half off at select parks. We paid only $12.50 for the night, with full hook-up
We drove into town and went to the dubya place and shopped. Lynn also had here hair cut at the Hulu Beauty Salon, where she had gone in 2011. It's right next door to the laundromat we used back then...when I was still in my sixties.
We returned to the park and hung out until we met our friends-in-law later. Oh, I should mention that they had a major water leak there earlier, but fortunately we had H2O on board. By the time we returned it was repaired. So, I put in a few more gallons for the road. (It's really much more interesting if you were there, believe me.)
We met Rob and Delayne at half past five at their place in Sierra Vista. They are planning on building on there land outside of town, hopefully in the near future. We visited awhile and then went out to dinner. We went to an Italian restaurant, the name of which escapes me at the moment. The dinner was fine, but the visiting is always the highlight of any of our time together. Delayne has a flower shop, (No comments, Joe...) and Rob works as a mechanic for a company who does government contract work on military vehicles. The both like the area and are quite happy to have left Helena. Snow does not appeal to either of them. By the way, Joe is married to Rob and Delayne's daughter, Melanie.
We parted at the restaurant and we drove back to Huachuca City. Huachuca, in a local indigenous language means "thunder."
It did get cold, but not as cold as we have seen and nowhere near as cold as it has been in Helena. I did't sleep very well and got up at four thirty AM, as a result. I'm an early riser, but this was about an hour too early for me, but...
We got a fairly early start, having a trip of over two hundred and fifty miles to travel. Our goal was Leasburg Lake State park, a few miles out of Las Cruces, New Mexicos.
We drove entirely on I-10, the Trucker's Paradise. I'd beet at least seventy-five rigs passed us in about two hundred miles. We had our first windy day, so when one of these babies passes, you know it! I'd put some high-performance German gas shocks on Shorty last fall, with the entire assistance of my friend, Don, a physical therapist mechanic. Does that make sense? Brings thoughts of a "wrenched back" to mind. Sorry...
We found the park okay, with the able assistance of the phone and Lynn's new Tablet, but with the earnestness of the wind, we decided to move nearer to the Interstate and hopefully better-surrounded by the trees in town. Here we got half off again at the Carriage House Motel and RV Park. It's basic, but has all we need, electricity and quiet. Lots of folks stop here for just a night. It works.
We're holed up now and doing what we enjoy. I write. Lynn surfs/reads on the 'net. We'll head on down Texas way tomorrow, staying somewhere east of El Paso for a night or two. It depends on how appealing the area is. I like driving a couple/three days in a row and then recuperating for the same amount of time. It's supposed to be cool in the wake of the storm that flew through yesterday. Cool here is probably in the sixties, but to me it's in the forties. In Montana, you can tell me. I honestly, kinda, don't remember. Like Einstein would say: "It's all relative."
Muchas gracias por visitar, mis amigos…,