As I stated earlier our plans had been to go to Carlsbad Cavern for the New Year but with the cold front that came in things changed. As it turned out we were glad we did make the change as Carlsbad got in the single digits and had lots of snow. We ran into some people traveling from there and they told us they were glad they were able to get out as things were really bad. I believe this end of the year cold front has really caught a lot of people off guard.
So now on to Plan D or is it E. The joy of this life, you always have to be flexible and will to change your plans at any moment. We were not schedule to be at Roper Lake State Park until January 4th so we decided to go to Bensen so we could visit with a friend that was park hosting at Kartchner Caverns State Park.
When we cross the border into New Mexico there was more flat open land but there were still mountains off in the distance.
The one things that surprise me was the signs along the road warning of dust storms and high cross winds.
We made a stop at a neat looking rest area for the dogs and for us to just take a break. There was a neat looking hill across the road and the picnic table were covered in a unique way.
Our next stop was just for overnight in Deming, New Mexico at a neat RV park called Roadrunner RV Park. Nice place for a overnighter and there were a lot of them that night. Gravel sites but really level and was quite at night. They also had a nice dog run area for the dogs so we were happy with that (the dogs were also).
We were up early the next morning and headed on into Arizona. The trip was easy and uneventfully, we just enjoyed the views and the change of the land. This country is truly wonderful and really is neat to see no matter where you travel from or to. We got to Butterfield RV Resort on December 29th and were staying here for the rest of the year. Butterfield is a really nice RV Resort and even has an observatory in the park for star glazing. The cold winter weather was catching up to us so we never got the chance go view the stars.
Once we got settled, we contacted Peggy Rudman, our friend at Kartchner, and made plans to meet up the next day for a fun filled day of sightseeing. More to come. . . . . .