Our Location: Hereford Aquatic Center, Hereford, Texas
Morning dawned brightly at Bosque Redondo Lake in Fort Sumner, NM this morning. Not massive amounts of sunlight at first but it came peeking out and started to melt the thin coat of ice on the truck windows. We weren’t in a hurry but we were looking forward to moving on and so by 8 AM we were once again heading out on US 60 East. We enjoyed our time here in Fort Sumner and will return at some point but today we were happy to see it in the rear view.
Our US GPS whom we call Bella worked like a charm. We won’t discuss the RV GPS. We took our time, enjoying the pretty flat expanses out the windows, cows, horses, cows, flat grazing land, cows, and a few houses and buildings, and did I mention cows? Nothing overly exciting but still very nice, easy driving. A bit of construction slowed us down for about 10 minutes but only one spot and we seen no more.
|The morning skies as we headed out on our way leaving Fort Sumner, NM in the rear view.|
Trains, trains, trains, and more trains out our windows. So many trains, and most having at least 3 or 4 engines on the front and usually 2 on the back. We could see the lights of one following the other in a couple of places. So much stuff moving via the steel rails it’s hard to believe that there could be a need of trucks on the roadways.
|So flat for as far as the eye can see. That is a train track you can see running along beside us.|
We passed through a number of little towns along the way, and at Texico, NM we passed over the state line into the Lone Star State of Texas. We also crossed into the Central Time Zone. That now leaves us only ONE hour behind Ontario, Canada. Which of course means that we lost an hour of our day.
|We crossed into Texas here at Texico, NM. We are now in Central Time Zone.|
We had a short day today coming only about a hundred miles to the large town of Hereford, Texas. We followed the directions to the Aquatic Center and upon asking they told me where the park is located.
|We are entering the town of Hereford, Texas travelling on US 60 East.|
From the Aquatic Center we continued on to the Church with the Big Blue Sign, turned right, at the first side road we turned right again and on that block is the entrance to the park, another right turn. As you in there is 5 or 6 spots in this city park. Water, electric, dumpsters and a dump station. You can stay for 72 hours free of charge. It’s very clean, very inviting, a nice area for walking and of course I haven’t checked but I think you could probably pay a user fee for the pool and showers. (I can’t confirm that but I think I read it somewhere) You can SEND your donation to an address available on the sign.
|Cotton being transported in Hereford.|
As we were parking we met Allison from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She too is a Northern Ontario resident heading home. Allison and her dog Ellie, along with Riley and I are the only people parked here. Apparently someone pulled out this morning but so far no one else has come in. Allison winters at Imperial Dunes and is very independent. She was changing a tire or repairing a tire on her vintage 1976 5th wheel trailer. She has a vintage Ford 250 Diesel that she replaced a headlight in early today. She is a very nice lady, a little on the loud side but very nice.
|That is us over on the right, and Allison on the left.|
We hooked up to water and electric which we haven’t done since on our way west at Crosbyton, TX in December about 31/2 months ago. After unhooking the Dogsled and hooking the Igloo to the utilities we enjoyed a nice lunch, a chat with my dad and then we headed out for a bit of a walk. We only put in about a mile and a half but it was enough for the day.
|Some of the aquatic life around the park here in Hereford.|
Back at the Igloo we had about a 45 minute visit with Allison & Ellie before coming home to do a bit of house keeping and settling down for the night. I think we’ll stay inside and watch a movie tonight. Just to kind of relax and kick back. I know we haven’t done anything to wear us out but with the high elevations and colder temps I have more aches and pains the last few days so resting is a good thing.
We have a few plans for tomorrow and I’ll leave those for tomorrows blog. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a wonderful day where ever you may be!!!
|Blossoms are coming out.|
Until next time… take care, be safe,
|Coming toward the park from the road behind the church.|