Friday, March 23, 2018 – Location: Roadrunner Rest Area, Las Cruces, NM
Even though my legs were sore, I could not sleep in this morning. The parking lot was quiet when I woke up at 6 o’clock. For some reason, I was just anxious to get the travel day started. It’s going to be a clear and warm day throughout southern Arizona and New Mexico today. A little breezy at times, but nothing to worry about.
Took Yuma for a walk around the area and we jumped in the MH and headed for Benson, Arizona, only about 12 miles north on hwy 90. I told myself, I would eat breakfast at the Walmart. It didn’t take long to get what I needed, probably for the remainder of my journey. Didn’t like the idea of eating in the parking lot, so I told myself I would stop at the first rest area going east out of Benson.
Sure enough, about 24 miles down the road we pulled into the rest area with all the boulders. Been there several times before, but of course I didn’t remember where it was. Great place to have breakfast!
The sky almost looks like I’m looking through cracked glass.
Not going to be a long day. I plan to stop at the Roadrunner rest area in Las Cruces, New Mexico and that is only 240 miles from the caverns. I do have to take into account I will move into MDT so will lose an hour. I’m glad because I’m still feeling fatigue from yesterday’s long hike.
Crossed into New Mexico.
Crossed the Continental Divide. One of the reasons I take this route is to avoid high mountains along the continental divide. None here!
The trip was uneventful and I pulled into the Roadrunner rest area around 3:30. Not crowded, so I was able to park in the exact place I’ve parked several time before. Going to take it easy tonight. Gold Rush will be on and that will be it for tonight.
As you can see from closer inspection, the roadrunner is made up of junk.
Will see the lights of Las Cruces though. That’s because this rest area overlooks the city from high on the plains west of the city. The Organ Mountains are across the way.
I need to make a decision tonight or in the morning as to where I go next. I either go north, south or east tomorrow. Going to have to check the weather forecast to help me make up my mind.
See you later.