Saturday, March 1, 2014
Before covering today’s travels, I want to finish covering our visit to Bisbee.
It was lunch time in Bisbee on Thursday afternoon and we headed to Erie Street to the BBC (Bisbee Breakfast Club) for some lunch. We had heard of the BBC from blogging friends Al and Kelly of the Travel with the Bayfield Bunch.
Erie Street is located on the west side of Bisbee in the Lowell District and is a dead end street. It has a lot of old businesses, some still in business and some are not. Here is the old Greyhound terminal with an old bus still sitting out front. An old car sits in front of a building at Number One Erie Street.
The reason for our visit - Dolly, Fergie and I had sandwiches, fries, onion rings and cokes for lunch at the BBC and it was delicious. In fact, there was so much, we took a portion home for dinner. Delicious meal!
We spent last night at a rest stop just past the I-10 135 exit overlooking the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Very nice, but unfortunately, we had a refrigeration truck parked across from us and about every hour, his generator would come on to keep his produce cold. Wasn’t too bad, but he could have parked elsewhere and I would have been happier. It was free and easy, so can’t complain.
It is supposed to get windy in this part of the country today, so we left the rest stop at 10 this morning. We had a devil of a time finding hwy 62/180 going toward Carlsbad, NM. The whole area north of El Paso, Texas has new roads, so my Google Maps confused me. Wasn’t long before we passed into Texas. We got gas, and finally, got on the right road and headed northeast. Luckily, we are not in a hurry today.
Hwy 62/180 is a beautiful road going through deserts, sand hills, and just a small section of the Guadalupe Mountains. The highest mountain, Guadalupe Peak, is right above us as we travel up the mountains. Steepest road we have been on this trip. Luckily, it wasn’t more than about 10 miles of weaving up the mountain, till we started down the other side.
As we were going up the mountain at about 35 miles an hour, there was a sign for Guadalupe National Park, seven miles ahead. We decided that if they had an RV campground, we would stop for the day. It is so beautiful in these mountains, we would love more of it. Sure enough, they have a small campground, Pine Springs Campground, and with my Senior Pass, it is only $3 for the night with no hook-ups. You do get restrooms and free water. It was only about 2 pm, so did a little hiking. The trail head to Guadalupe Peak is here, but don’t think I am in good enough shape to hike to the top. So, I just walked far enough to take pictures of our surroundings and called it a day.
See you later.