Our Location: BLM, White's City, NM
A chilly start to the morning in Crosbyton, TX but the sun came out and warmed everything quickly. Not a hot day but not a cold one either. We finished our chores, garbage, money in the drop box, hooking up, etc all before 8 am this morning. We were driving through the small town of Crosbyton, TX by 8:03 am. We headed west on US 82, which joined with US 62 near Lubbock. We took this the entire way to our destination.
|Still in Texas.|
We drove steadily for the morning, stopping only once. The fuel economy on the Big Dog has increased back to it's normal rate due to the fact we had no head winds today. We had steady side wind that continued to pick up as the day went along. Once we turned at Carlsbad, NM heading more southerly I noticed once again the headwind playing havoc with us but only a few miles as our destination was close. We crossed into NM at 10:45 AM Central Time, which became 9:45 AM Mountain Time.
|Some of the signs we took in today.|
We stopped at the Walmart in Carlsbad, NM to pick a few little items before heading on. Of course I took the wrong turn, going left instead of right but it was a nice little tour of the town before we once again got ourselves heading off in the proper direction.
|Christmas decorations in the small towns we went through today. |
We located our desired destination near White's City, the BLM land at MM 10. Hmmm....only camping by the road, I think. It says no camping beyond this point and so we parked just in front of the sign. A fellow Ontarian pulled in just as we were getting set up and he too is parked between the road and the signs. Closer to the road than I would like but oh well, it is what it is. We parked here last year but much further back and why they do not allow camping I have no idea. I'll have to ask around to find out. Tomorrow we'll go back toward the Caverns and find another place to park or at least to check things out in a couple other spots we noticed.
A call to my dad after we set up the Igloo for the night. Hunting season is upon them up there. Brother Rick managed to get himself a deer. No idea what kind, how big, etc but he got one. Nephew Jason says he could see one through the trees and dad didn't see anything. So I guess Rick was the lucky one, he seen more than the one he got. A call also to daughter Courtney to chat. Snow in Ontario, the Toronto area at least. Cold she says and more snow on the way. I do believe winter has come early this year in Ontario. I'm going to call daughter Bradey when I finish this post.
|The New Mexico country side. |
So there you have it, our travel day. Not much exciting, but we like it that way. We travelled about 230 miles/ 370 KM today. The high temperature was 56 F/ 13.6 C this afternoon. A bit of wind if you step out around the Igloo but other wise it's nice.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your day.
Until next time... take care, be safe,