Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Balmorhea, TX to Willcox, AZ

We got started at our normal driving time heading west on I-10 in Texas.


West of Van Horn, TX we entered Mountain Time Zone which we will be on for the remainder of our winter travels.


Since we were such a long load, Ken decided to drive through El Paso rather than taking the route to the north which goes over a higher elevation.  With the aggressive drivers going through there, the mountain route would have been a little  more pleasant.


We entered New Mexico, then stopped at the Welcome Center for a lunch break.


We stopped in Vado, NM for a fuel stop which seemed to be the least expensive in our route.  This metal roadrunner sculpture sits atop a hill on the west side of Las Cruces.


We had planned on an overnight stop in Deming, but it was only about 2pm  and the weather was good, so we decided to continue on to Arizona.


Not too far into Arizona, we saw what was left of a 18-wheeler that had wrecked in the median.  That didn’t look good.


We drove on to the Willcox, Arizona Elks lodge where they had large pull through sites with 30amp electric for $15 a night.  That was perfect and they even had hamburgers with all kinds of toppings and french fries for dinner for $6 a person.  After a long day on the road, that worked out well.  We decided to get going whenever the next day for the remainder of our drive to Arizona City.

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