We were up bright and early this morning...and as the sun came up over the mountains, we could tell it was going to be another beautiful sunny day...but windy! It was very windy as we packed up and made our way to the sani-dump before hitting the road.
The countryside is diverse as we travelled through vast open flatness to rolling hills...all very dry and arid. This part of Texas is not nearly as populated as the central and eastern parts and I feel like we are really “in the wilds of Texas”.
We stopped at the first town we came to; just under an hour of being on the road. There was a truck stop and we needed diesel so we rallied for a spot with all of the big semi’s that decided to fuel up at the same time as us. It took awhile but we finally pulled up to the pumps. Well, as you are all aware, the problems in Libya are having an effect on the fuel prices. We paid the most we have yet paid...$3.68/gallon!
After getting back on the road and discussing our destination plans....agreeing that we didn’t really care for our options in El Paso anyway, we decided we would continue onto Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is less than an hour further from El Paso, just across the state border. We were indeed following them to Hacienda RV Resort...a little pricier than we would normally go for but it’s nice when you hear about a place from others and that they are staying there.
The drive through El Paso...
We stopped at the Visitors Centrer as we entered New Mexico...
After we were all set up, we decided to go for a power walk around the campground...in the wind! The park is really very nice and well laid out. Our main issue is that there are no picnic tables at the sites. The sites are all manicured gravel...yes, they are all raked...with a vegetation barrier between every 2 sites. Between the 2 sites are the water, power, cable and sewer hook-ups, so each RV is back-to-back facing the vegetation barrier.