Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario, Canada
A long time since my last update but I've been busy, stressed and tired at day's end and so I decided I needed to do the things which causes me the least stress and blogging didn't make the necessary cut.
The sun playing shadow games on the mountains as we are leaving the Huachuca City, AZ area on March 19, 2020.
Anyone travelling this area knows the Texas Canyon Rest area in AZ.
We left Arizona in the rear view and rolled into New Mexico on March 19, 2020.
We left Quail Ridge RV resort in Huachuca City, AZ on Thursday, March 19th travelled to Socorro, New Mexico. Friday, March 20th we travelled to Elk City, Oklahoma and the following day (Saturday, March 21) we continued on to Eureka, Missouri. Leaving Eureka we bumped our way through St. Louis, and across the mighty Mississippi River on Sunday, March 22 in a light rain travelling east to New Paris, Ohio (just 3 miles inside the Ohio from Richmond, Indiana). At this point (Monday, March 23) we had to lay over a day to do some repairs to both Igloo and Dogsled. Thanks to Pardo Towing, Wetzel Chevy Dealership in Richmond and to Guy Reid Towing for their assistance as well. You made a very bad day seem hopeful and in the end not too terribly bad after all. A mention of Greens Alignment Shop that also offered us some wonderful information which lead us to the helpful folks we encountered. We were once again on our way Tuesday, March 24 and crossed into Ontario at Detroit before 2:30 pm. An overnight stop in Hamilton at Eastgate Square and on to Buttercup Ridge (our current home for 3 or 4 weeks) home of sister-in-law/aunt Janet and her wonderful hubby Dennis.
New Mexico is a beautiful state without doubt.
That is snow on those mountain tops in the distance and clouds behind the mountains. New Mexico has some very high elevations and we were happy to be travelling at lower than those holding the snow. The highest we topped was just over 6500 feet.
Sure is pretty to see.
Of course at each day's end I called my dad to ensure he didn't worry any more than necessary. Upon crossing we sent numerous texts to family and friends so they would know we arrived back in Ontario.
More snow on those New Mexico mountain tops.
Sun and clouds playing shadow games again.
Off in the distance the sun beams were looking interesting.
A few photos to share that Riley snapped on our drive home, forgive the spotty windshield but at least you get the idea of what we were witnessing out our windows. I'll share more in the next post or two.
For anyone that has travelled HWY 60 in New Mexico, this may look familiar.
This route took us to elevations over 6500 feet.
Some beautiful views even if we were motoring along.
We hope all of our friends and family are safe, sound and healthy where ever they may be. I'll update with a bit more detail in the days ahead. Thanks for all the concern, and the thoughtfulness of everyone.
We hope to return in the fall of 2020!
Until next time... take care, stay safe and healthy.