What a day ... what a day. I'm doing my very best to be upbeat, but yesterday was a bummer. It started out with the usual nervousness ... getting fuel. In spite of their name LOVES, they are not so friendly to RVers. No problem however, I'm off into the smog filled valley of Albuquerque.
When my tires got stuck in those grooves, I had a hard time getting it out JUST as that big truck tried to pass me. Yup ... right into his lane. The corresponding OH CRAP almost wiped out my Jeep on the concrete wall on the right. INSTANT migraine.
It's okay, I'll just hit the next rest stop to pry my shoulders down from my ears and take some aspirin. Trouble is, there ARE no rest stops in New Mexico. I finally pulled over in a wide spot and tried to relax. There were lots of ups and downs crossing the gullies, with lots of gear shifting. That was a good thing because it kept me awake.
Pretty soon I was seeing pronghorn antelope on both sides of the freeway, but I couldn't get a single picture. My camera doesn't seem to want to focus. I've no idea if I'm in Colorado or New Mexico because I never saw a sign.
I'm looking for an RV Park in Raton. Too bad I read that review just as I was leaving Albuquerque. It wasn't good. Neither was the RV Park as I drove by. What to do, what to do. I definitely need fuel, so that was my first priority.
At long last there were blue skies with a few clouds. MUST be Colorado. Still there was no place to pull over and come up with a game plan. Trying to navigate while driving is difficult at best. I finally told my phone to call my final RV park destination to see if I could get in. YES!! I have a spot.
Lucky for me, I saw a tiny sign on the side of the road ... 2.7 miles. I pulled in at 5:30, having been driving with no rest for 8-1/2 hours. The Painters, who set up this rally, met me at the front door. In less then ten minutes I was backed into a spot for the night.
A dinner invitation followed ... barbecued pork chops. How could I turn THAT down!! It was the perfect ending to a rather crappy day. At this point, I'm parked close to the road, so sleep has escaped me for the third night in a row.
They are moving me to my "premium" spot this morning, located down the hill. I can't wait. Pictures will follow tomorrow after three naps I have planned for today!!