Whew! We made it out of Texas…
Of course, all day, Jim and Rod both fought high crosswinds and/or headwinds as we made our way to the stop for the night at Ozona, TX:
I had a pork tenderloin cooking in the crockpot during the day, so we had a nice dinner that night. It was our coldest night though, with the temperature dipping under 20 during the night.
Friday morning, again around 10 a.m., we started off on day 2, heading for Van Horn, TX. My navigating job was easy, get on I-10 and go 213 miles to exit 140A:
I spent some time watching clouds while Jim and Rod again dealt with high winds, mostly headwinds this time. Our fuel mileage wasn’t great – we averaged about 7 mpg.
Our original plan was to stay at Chuy’s parking lot in Van Horn, but with below freezing temperatures predicted for the area, we all decided to spend the extra bucks and stay at the Van Horn KOA. We did eat at Chuy’s, though, it was pretty good.
This morning, Jim and Rod took advantage of the opportunity to have an “eat-out” breakfast at the campground café. Deb made smoothies for us girls, yum!
We were on the road before 10 this morning, and very soon crossed into Mountain Time Zone, so it felt really early!
Rod took the lead today. We stopped just outside of El Paso for fuel and then made it through the city traffic:
Nice job, Rod!
Finally, another state:
We were all settled in at the Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico before 1:00. The winds were much friendlier today and our fuel mileage went back up to around 8 mpg.
We’ll be here for 2 nights and then on to Arizona on Monday!