Location: Picnic area just north of Pecos, Texas
This morning we woke up at 8 o'clock and after answering comments on my blog, we ate breakfast and were on the road by 9:30. Here is Las Cruces at dusk last evening from our hilltop perch.
It's a beautiful morning. Warm and sunny with no wind so far. Within a half hour we were leaving New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas.
Every time I drive through this city, they are building roads and bridges.
Just before reaching Pecos, I-10 went south and I-20 connected and went northeast towards Dallas. We are now in oil refinery country.
I had searched Free Camping, an app I have added to my phone and found a place a couple of miles north on hwy 285 that is a picnic area with six tables and a huge land area. I have pulled off the pavement and will stay here for the night.
Lots of junk in the field nearby.
It was a nice 250 mile drive again today. Got here about 4:30 Central Time. I am now done with time zones. :)). The wind was not a factor and the weather was beautiful and it is very nice here in Pecos this evening.
In 2007 I had just retired and drove my 2003 Ford Cobra Mustang convertible out west for a two-week retirement vacation. Dolly flew out and joined me in Phoenix. I stayed at a motel here in Pecos. It was June/July so needless to say, I got a good tan!
Pulled out my grill and had steak, potato and corn tonight while Yuma had a hotdog with his dinner. :)) Now to finish my blog, have my dessert and call it a night.
See you later.
I'm glad you had a nice, easy day of travel. That was a great picture of the oil refinery. Lots of pretty scenes. Welcome to central daylight time.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dolly. It is great to be in the same time zone. Be home this weekend:))Delete
Look like a really nice day for traveling. How do you like driving the White Lion? Pretty comfy and smooth? Safe travels!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. Both days have been great. The WL is fun to drive on the interstate but not so much in city traffic. Awfully long with the jeep attached.Delete
Depending which way you are heading we may be along your route especially if you are heading north to Oklahoma City and I44. I will keep watching your blog and try to email you.ReplyDelete
Yes. I'm headed that way but slowly. I'll be in Ardmore Thursday and Joplin on Friday if all goes a planned.Delete
Great header picture Doug. We stopped by there on our way home last year, not overnight though. Have a safe trip home! Gord.ReplyDelete
good to have another great day of travelling. I love New Mexico, pretty overpasses and just good experiences every time we go. :)ReplyDelete
You found a great spot for overnighting. I love those free camping apps.
You'll be home soon!
Great pictures Yuma must be taking since you're driving :) What a wonderful place to spend the night and be able to bar b q a great dinner! 250 miles seems about perfect, since nothing is open to stop at anyway :( Bet your family is excited for you to be home. Travel safely and enjoy!ReplyDelete
I loved driving through New Mexico. Cool you found a free place to park. I'll have to check on that app. I usually use Allstays. Safe travels ..... give Yuma a pat for me.ReplyDelete
Always great to find a FREE overnight along the travel route, especially a park setting rather than a parking lot. Safe Travels!ReplyDelete
Always nice to find a free camping spot away from Truck Stops and Walmarts. Like the pictures of the scenery. Making good time. Storms ahead.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.