Come roam the roads with us this week as we share a couple of firsts – one of which is Kerry driving with the trailer!
New Mexico has been good to us this week! The weather was in the 70’s during the day and we took full advantage of it. We wrapped up our time in Elephant Butte, but before leaving we found a great little place, A & B Drive-In in nearby Truth or Consequences….great food! We tried a bit of the nachos and a burger – both of which were fantastic.
We drove down to El Paso to take care of a few things and then backtracked back up I-25N on our way to Albuquerque. We knew we didn’t want to do the whole drive from El Paso to Albuquerque in one day so we decided to just meander and explore the area and just boondock for a night. This was a true first for us!! We kind of did that when we left Waco, TX a few weeks ago but had a KOA in Abilene as a backup. This time we just said when we feel like stopping, we’ll stop!
We wound up stopping at Percha Dam which we had heard about from Kevin and Rita, our camp hosts at Bottomless Lakes State Park last fall so we thought we would check it out. We drove in and found their developed sites (without hookups) were pretty nice and the area only had one other person. There was a trickle of water in the stream and lots of room for us to spread out and enjoy the afternoon so we set up camp. The best part? Totally free. Since it is part of the state park system and we have our pass, how could we pass it up?
While there, Russ tried out his new grill and we tried to get Abbey to get over her fear of walking over grates…well, you’ll see in the video how well that goes 🙂
Kerry has been hesitant in driving while the trailer has been hooked up, having only done it briefly – once – in a campground. This week, she dives in and drives on the highway…watch out people!
We finish up the week with a bit of a splurge! We’re staying at the Route 66 RV Resort just outside of Albuquerque. What a treat!