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Luna County

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  • Day31

    LA to NYC to LA via Mexico

    October 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    If this road trip gets anymore out of hand there won’t be enough room to write the footprint title but what can you do when one of us has a sudden itching to go via Mexico.
    Mentioning no names we’ll just call him the insane one.

    Crossing over into Mexico at some tin pot border town you certainly know you “your not in Kansas anymore Toto” , this part ain’t no fancy pants, Cancun holiday resort area, there are plenty of Margaritas here but they’re served with far more dust than salt.

    We went to a restaurant and for our drink, asked for water.
    What do they tell you, “don’t drink the water!”
    But this place was recommended, the water came with ice and the straw had a little plastic protective bit on it.
    What do they tell you “don’t have ice!”
    But this place was recommend so how come the beautifully presented, ice cold water with its hygienic straw tasted like how warm sewage smells. (Please see bottom of blog for last will and testament).

    What got us sniffing on Mexico was, we followed the border for a good distance looking for Trump’s Wall and can sort of see his point in a way.
    What we saw dividing the two countries for hundreds of miles through remote desert areas is something any ninety year old, with a good run up and the wind behind them could leap with ease.
    This is probably the reason most of the traffic we saw along the road was the Border Patrol, sometimes just cruising along, other times screaming past us obviously after a report of a possible breach in security.

    There weren’t too many other vehicles using this road so the Border Patrol got used to seeing us traveling along and started waving.
    We didn’t want to lose our new found friends by carrying illegal cargo so seeing we had gone right up to the border a few times, we made sure when we got back onto the highway we’d get up a bit of speed then slam the brakes on to throw off any clinging on aliens.
    We also checked the shower cubicle in the RV for any stowaways.... “ooh my god there is someone in there Rhonda”..... “that’s the mirror you idiot!”
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    jan brown

    Sneaky shot......did you make Rhonda take that one.

    10/24/19Reply
    jan brown

    The razor wire looks brand new....trump wasn’t kidd’n.

    10/24/19Reply
    jan brown

    That’s Mexico.....pink, green orange, blue and red.

    10/24/19Reply
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  • Day9

    Sandsturm

    May 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌬 29 °C

    Heute morgen sind wir bei viel Wind in Arizona gestartet. Wir wollten in den City Of Rocks State Park. Wir sind da auch durch diverse Sandstürme angekommen und hatten uns auch schon eine schöne Site ausgesucht und bezahlt ($10). Der Wind wurde aber immer schlimmer und so sind wir wieder weggefahren und sind jetzt im Roadrunner RV Park in Deming in New Mexico gelandet ($25) mit Full Hook Up und Cable TV. Hier ist es auch sehr stürmisch und wir sind die einzigen Menschen draußen, aber für eine Nacht erstmal o.k.Read more

  • Day3

    City of Rocks

    June 9 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Took a break from working to visit the City of Rocks! One of my favorite places to visit as a kid. We had a run in with killer bees that brought our visit abruptly to an end.

    Utchie Decker

    Great pics!!!

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  • Day27

    Loving Rockhound State Park NM

    June 2, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    We have spent a summer in NM but never this park. This may be our favorite, and there is a cell phone sigmal !!!! The views are stellar, as well as the quiet. People come here to hunt stones, agate etc. we are only here one night then off to Az.Read more

    Marjorie Vogeley

    This feels like it's out in the middle of no where!

    6/15/16Reply
     
  • Day0

    El Camino Real

    September 19, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 81 °F

    On our way through Deming en route to Albuquerque, we stopped here for dinner. It was about 8 p.m. (oops, forgot about the time change from AZ) and Deming is a small town, so a lot of other places had already closed. Yelp told us about El Camino Real, which is nothing to look at, but is exactly what we wanted. Really good--and cheap--Mexican food. Maybe that's not hard to come by in this part of the country, but we were glad we chose this place.Read more

  • Day83

    Lunch at Elisa's

    November 13, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We stopped for lunch here in Deming. Elisa and her husband sold their business in West Seattle 7 years ago and headed for Belize, but they only got as far as Deming. So far, they have been very happy with their choice.

    The restaurant is in a 114 year old building that was originally a carriage house. The food was Southern Soul, made with Mr. Elisa's small batch BBQ sauce ... made fresh twice daily. The bathroom is outside, through a (lovely) courtyard, off a dark hallway in the main house. Reminded us of many a lovely experience in Indonesia or Bali. Unfortunately, though, no room for pie.
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  • Day70

    Deming, New Mexico- Rockhound State Park

    April 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Still traveling through New Mexico, now in the remote Southwest corner of the state, and 30 miles from the Mexico border. We have found a beautiful state park; one we have not been to before. Rockhound State Park is a gem. It is snuggled up against the Little Florida Mountains. The Park is named for the abundance of minerals in the area - quartz, geodes, jasper, and perlite. Silver and gold were extensively mined attesting to the geological richness that is evident today. The area in general is characterized by lifeless mountain ranges, separated by desert basins, dry lake beds, and lava deposits. We are pretty much "out there". But the views offered in this setting are outstanding.

    The area is anchored by the town of Deming (pop. 15,000), the biggest burg for miles and miles. Deming sprung up with the arrival of the railroad, but not just any arrival. Deming was the site of the second "Silver Spike". This Spike was driven to join the second transcontinental railroad linking the East and West coast. Today transportation continues to play an important role in Deming's growth with the town not only lying astride the major southern railroad route but being on the only major stop along a 120 mile stretch of Interstate 10. In addition to being a transportation hub, Deming is home to a Border Patrol training facility, the largest winery in the State, and not surprisingly, home to the world's largest Chile processing plant. Deming is certainly playing its part in "hot" New Mexico.

    Deming, New Mexico and Rockhound State Park, very nice! We'll be back!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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