We leave Arizona feeling sad as it’s too soon to return to the cold. But the mindless days of sitting in the sun and looking at the mountains are over for this winter. Reality, in the form of doctors’ appointments and dealing with Medicare, calls.
Our first night on the road is at Rock Hound State Park in Deming, NM. Lovely small park with a brand new bath house…which is not finished and not open. The lights of the city are twinkling through the windows. Beautiful!
We experience another gorgeous sunset. Our thoughts turn to next winter and the possibility of spending time in New Mexico.
After another 350 mile day, we are in west Texas at Monahan Sand Hills State Park. This is our third visit as it is so convenient to I-20. The exit is almost the entrance to the park. It’s practically deserted, maybe cause of a forecast of ice in the AM. We decide to NOT get on the road in the morning.
The wind howls all night. I wake wondering if we are to blow over? Our new stabilizers are working great but, infrequently, the gusts do make the trailer shiver. The next morning it’s 30F for hours. We wait until noon to shower and head out to the grocery store. It will be another night in the sand hills.
Late in the day the sun emerges. I take a quick walk…the wind is still bitter cold. Oh! Missing those 80 degrees of last weekend!
The wind makes lovely patterns in the shifting sand.
I stay inside reading for most of the day. After dark, on my way to the bath house, another trailer pulls into the campground, proceeding cautiously. A white gleam bounces off my flashlight. It’s a Casita! Heading back to our trailer I say “hi” to these brave souls coming in after dark in the cold. They are shocked when I point to our Casita a few spaces away. John and Gail have just come from Rice with a brand new 16 foot Casita! They appear overjoyed to have a knowledgeable(?) person to help with the set up. I am feeling great to be able to help. I fall asleep wondering if they will be able to get the furnace turned on. Hope they will not be human popsicles in the AM.
They are fine commenting, a bit, about the hard cushions! I quickly give them info on the forums and we say “goodbye”.
Holiday Park Campground on Benbrook Lake, is our destination for Thursday night. It’s a COE with hookups at a senior discount.
We take a walk, David grills chicken, then we both read until bedtime. So nice to have electricity with heat and the cell phone charging!
In no rush to hit the road this AM as we must drive through Fort Worth and Dallas. Wonder when rush hour will end?
Many emotions are being experienced. Sadness at leaving the desert, dread of cold and/or snow at home but also a happy anticipation of seeing friends, reconnecting with loved ones and settling back into a routine.
Time to wake the hubby and head out!