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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Leaving Texas and on to New Mexico today, was a pretty good travel day.

Where are we today ?
         Had a great nights sleep last night, it's nice to have electricity and a full tank of propane, especially in this very cold weather. About 18 f (-8c) last night. Up early as usual and eventually the sun came up, no wind and great for a walkabout the park without 5 layers of clothes, mitts and my wool hat.
A bunch of Gambles quails came scurrying out the field 
next door, it's so much fun to 
watch them running about in a group
       Even walked over to the municipal airport next to the campground and watch them prep this large chopper for take off. Not sure what its called, but its huge!
       About 9:30 we decided to hit the road. Got a text from our friends John and Barb at 8:30 they were back on the road. They were stranded on I-20 about 40 miles west of here on the side of the road since noon yesterday, black ice and many accidents.
got on I-20 and looking great
40 miles down the road things change,
but the roads are good.
foggy and a winter wonderland,
almost looks pretty
      Eventually on I-10 and by the time we got past Van horn its getting nicer, sunny and much warmer. But now its windy, ok we can deal with that for a while about a 30 mph head wind. Stopped at a couple rest areas to stretch and have tuna sandwich for lunch. Through El Paso to the Flying J in Anthony Texas, fuel up and get some water for our fresh water tank, now we good to go.
love the colorful overpasses here in El Paso TX.
Welcome to New Mexico,
The land of Enchantment
interesting looking tourist trap
looks better than snow, but not much
this was our travel day 321 miles
      We arrived at Camp Walmart in Deming New Mexico at 3:30 pm. Sunny and much warmer 51f, wow we loving this. We had enough driving for the day, even though the local time now is 2:30 pm. What 's the rush?
       A walkabout the parking lot and store then back home. This familiar looking RV and tow dolly pull in beside us. Hey thats the couple that were close to us in Midland Texas for three cold blistery days!
       Well had to chat with them for a bit. Ends up they spent the night on the side of I-20 parked right behind our friends John and Barb. Is it a small world our what? Their names are Freddie and Skip from Iowa and they spend the winters in Benson Arizona. Same town as me, Suzie , John and Barb are going to for a week. Different campground but still a small town.
Freddie and Skip pulled in to the right of us.
         All this fun stuff done we get to have supper, and what tasty easy meal, the rest of our hamburger stew I made the other day while stranded in Midland Texas, add some fresh french bread and we are good to go. Down the road to Benson Arizona in the morning.
Yummy!
         That was our Sunday hope you had good one too, wherever you are.
         And would like to thank ya'll for stopping on by, have a great Monday, the beginning of a brand new week and more adventures in life.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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32 comments:

  1. Glad to see you getting some warmer weather. Benson? It seems everyone is either in Benson these days, just left, or are on their way. Rene and Jeanette have been there for a few days now.

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    1. We really enjoy this area and have been either many times just about a week this time.

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  2. Whew...so glad that part of your trip is over! Hopefully, no more freezing temps! Haven't been to Benson...looking forward to your posts!

    Safe travels tomorrow!

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    1. Don't the cold as much as the freezing rain and no sunshine.

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  3. You guys are pretty darn close to us. We love Benson.

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    1. One of our favourite places to visit.

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  4. Glad you got away from the snow...we never ran into any bad weather over 3 years of travelling that route! You have all the luck!

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    1. This is our second time in 8 years, guess you got lucky.

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    1. Thanks Barney appreciate the ID. I checked it out and is quite impressive.

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  6. Glad to see you are out of the ice and into some slightly warmer weather. We've had some good times in Benson. And the world gets smaller and smaller all the time the more we travel.

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    1. It sure does get smaller thats for sure.

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  7. Glad you are having safe and enjoyable travels...and warmer weather too!

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    1. Yeah looking forward to More Arizona.

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    1. Now its awesome here, our weather getting better, yours getting worser. We only had three days of this you satill have the whole winter.

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  9. The good news is you are out of it and it was a great story, especially when it happens to someone else

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    1. We thought it was fun too, never know what you will run into living this lifestyle.

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  10. I'm glad you arrived safely. I hope your winter is nice and warm.

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    1. Should be typical Arizona weather, that we hope for.

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  11. Well gee... you could have seen that winter wonderland had you stayed right here in Glen Rose. Really though, I'm glad you had a safe trip and hope it continues to be. If you have time, you might want to drive down to the Pink Store in Paloma.... great place to eat.

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    1. We had enough of that brutal cold. Thanks for the tip of the Pink Store.

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  12. Glad you're there safe and sound. More tales of the road, these being COLD tales. It's warmer here in Livingston, too - 44F outside right now. Hooray. I really don't mind cold, but then cold is relative. For this California girl, cold is anything below 49F! I'm hoping to drive to Houston in my car tomorrow, never been there and would like to at least see the skyline and maybe the Cowboy Museum. Have fun defrosting.

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    1. Lots to see in Houston if you are into big cities, not really our style.
      Keep warm there!

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  13. The roads finally thawed enough to move! Good thing. Stay warm, Benson is at high altitude as well.

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  14. So glad you're finally out of all that ice. Now none of us have to worry about you anymore. Benson isn't as warm as other areas but at least it's in Arizona and you'll be able to relax for a week.

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    1. Yep we are glad just be here, sunshine and a nice area.

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  15. Dang, I'm so sorry you didn't stop in Las Cruces. You could have camped in Chez Wal*Mart and I could have had you both over for dinner! :-(

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    1. Double Dang!!!
      Never thought of Las Cruses Walmart, we just wanted to go as far as we could, away from that cold.
      Thanks so much for the offer, maybe check out that way in the spring.

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  16. Gotta love Camp Walmart. They're the most expensive "campgrounds" we stay in! :c)

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    1. Yep they love us there, nice and friendly they are.

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