Heading West across Texas was a long day’s drive. I set out to do this in 2 days but just didn’t find anything to hold my interest for stops and kept driving until next thing I knew I was almost to Deming, NM! I have never seen so much roadkill in my life. I’m not just talking small animals, I saw at least 3 large deer, a few domestic pets and many small to medium animals. There wasn’t much in the way of scenery and as I was driving I kept thinking that this really wasn’t my kind of landscape.
I will say, El Paso was crowded, trafficky, small lanes with the city almost on top of the interstate. Very glad I didn’t stay there. Instead I stayed at an Escapees park called Dreamcatcher RV in Deming, NM. The park is nice with good level gravel, spacious sites, nice small trees throughout (they were much prettier when I arrived – cold came!). They have activities, laundry, club house, shower and you can use the pool and exercise room at the hotel next door. Only drawback is Deming is at 4300′ elevation, so on my second day here I was introduced to temperatures at night in the low 20’s, a whole new experience for me.
|Panorama of the front side of the Spring Canyon trail.|
|View from the ridge looking to the other side.|
|On my way up!|
|Thunder egg trail at Rock Hound.|
I also started some new good morning habits here, starting my day out with a 15 minute Yoga morning routine and 10 minute meditation. It feels good and sets the tone of my day! I was hoping to do some sunset yoga outside this evening, but instead it has turned cloudy, grey and windy. Deming also has a winery, St. Claire’s, and tonight they have live music in the evening that I am looking forward to enjoying.
Tomorrow I head to Phoenix, AZ to put my Airstream in the shop this week (possible leak :$) and will be flying out to Irvine, CA for my work for a few days. When I return, it’s onto Quartzsite!