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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Huachuca City to Las Cruces New Mexico. Enjoying the journey as always.

Where are we today ?
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    A great sleep last night  and up early as usual, got the coffees, computing and walkabouts taken care of. It was so nice out at 7:30 with the sunrising and no wind I put my shorts on right away. All we had to do this morning was put our satellite dish away, unhook from power and secure the fridge and stuff. Not a  big hurry today only 244 miles to travel.
nice sunrise right out our dinning room window
      The walkabouts peaceful and relaxing here, spotted this bunny by the washrooms having breakfast.
nibbling away
and away he goes
        Now we on the road again, heading south to I-1O then east a nice easy drive.
         Heading east in I-10 past Dragoon Rd and the Texas Canyon rest area, Always love this area with all these amazing rocks just hanging on the edge waiting to fall on us.
Now just cruising along the wide open spaces
not much traffic at all
not long we are into New Mexico
the land of Enchantment , really love it here too
really got to watch for the dust storms.
we have been stuck in a few over the years
Navigator can take a rest,
easy drive for the rest of the day.
           And what a perfect travel day it was we just got on I-10 eastbound, stopped at the first rest area in New Mexico and had a light tasty lunch, Bonus today was a 30 mph tail wind getting great gas mileage, barely had to touch the gas and we sailed right along. We have experienced this before on this stretch of road and is really a bonus. Then carried on to the Los Cruces Overlook Rest area, arriving at 2 pm . Love this rest area have been here so many times and is a wonderful spot to stop for the night, They have 12 Rv parking spaces here, perfect ! This roadrunner is made out of recycled materials, running shoes computer parts and so much more.
        This Roadrunner was refurbished in 2012 and is now back in place, we came through a few years and noticed it missing, nice to see it back in place again there is a link HERE about it. Love seeing it here again and right outside the windshield of our coach.
just love seeing this guy
all recycled parts
     This is my posting if you really want to see a very good posting all about this rest area and the roadrunner? Look at this one from the Bayfield Bunch, Al has some amazing pictures. He has a much better camera than I do. Thanks Al !
       We pulled in here and circled around until we found the perfect parking spot sheltered from most of the wind. With nice view of the roadrunner as well.
perfect spot to keep an eye on the roadrunner
       Got a few walkabouts here  checking out these wonderful views. looking east towards Las Cruces  such an excellent lookout.
nice picnic shelters here
      They even have a doggie potty here with a fire hydrant .
     Supper tonight is one we like to make when on the road easy, quick and tasty A very simple Chicken Pot Pie, enough food for 2 meals, for the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
so tasty 
added a small salad and we are well fed
        Just as we finished eating got to enjoy a very nice colourful sunset, right here in this rest area.
took a picture of the night lights over Las Cruces.
it does not do it justice but you get the idea
244 miles today
       That was our nice easy travel day putting some miles behind us and really not pushing it. With a perfect travel day.
        Wanna thank y'all for travelling right along with us and hope your day was a great one as well.
 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
Where have we been this winter ?

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful place to stay. That roadrunner is huge. Your pictures look great. Have a restful evening.

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    1. Thanks Doug we will, this is a wonderful scenic spot and pretty quiet as well.

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  2. Enjoy your overnight there. Think maybe we'll make a stop there as well.

    Safe travels!!

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    1. It is worth a stop even if you don't stay overnight.

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  3. Two of our favorite rest areas to stop at even if we do not need a rest. The Texas Canyon with all the wonderful boulders balancing on each other and the La Cruces Overlook with the Roadrunner. Continued Safe Travels.

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    1. Thanks guys, these are two of our favourite rest areas as well both so scenic and special.

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  4. I love seeing those huge boulders too. That Roadrunner is pretty amazing. We have stopped at that rest area. A great and safe place to spend the night.

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    1. It is a wonderful area to travels and this rest area a perfect place to stop, stretch and sleep.

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  5. What a nice rest stop, we have never been to New Mexico, but it is sure on our bucket list, if we come southwest again next year. Safe travels.

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    1. So many great places to explore, lots of wonderful scenery, hope you can get south next year again, we need to catch up again.

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  6. Nice drive, love the roadrunner! Very nice rest area to spend the night. I've made your pot pie a few times, it is oh so yummy! Travel safe you two!

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    1. It is a nice drive and a great rest area to stop or spend the night. Glad you enjoy the pot pie.
      You guys travel safe as well.

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  7. Chicken pot pie is now on my to-cook list!!

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    1. Easy to do and a very tasty, enjoy Nancy.

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  8. Despite the long day the drive looked pretty easy. Enjoy continued uneventful, safe travels home.

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    1. Thanks Jeff we still have a few longer days yet before stopping for a bit.

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  9. That bird is almost unbelievable.

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  10. What a nice place to overnight at. The roadrunner is a riot! And dinner looks comfy... Have a safe travel day.

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    1. This is wonderful rest area and the Roadrunner amazing !
      Dinner excellent thanks.

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  11. That looks like a great overnight spot, nice that they accommodate rv'ers! Love the roadrunner, some people are so creative.
    The pot pie looks wonderful, I'll have to make some and hope Bill enjoys it for a change. :)
    Nice sunset and city view pictures.

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    1. ps - Clemson would like the Doggie Potty provided other dogs did too!!

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    2. This a perfect overnight spot dinner wonderful and the Doggie Potty perfect for Clemson too.

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  12. What a great area to overnight. Looks like the perfect meal while on the road Hope to try that rest area next fall.

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    1. It is a nice rest area and a nice easy meal when we are on the road.

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  13. We're not real fond of overnighting at rest areas. Of course, there aren't many Walmarts in the middle of nowhere. Safe travels.

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    1. Most Texas rest area are pretty good, we have never had a problem, we have stayed at the Walmart near here but now no overnight parking, we were rousted last spring at 9pm told to move.

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  14. After seeing your pie..Marie Callender is in tears....... and sooo jealous....
    Upriver

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    1. LOL, thanks, it is so easy and tasty Upriver.

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