Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Mexico at Last

While we were in Cottonwood we rode the Verde Canyon train.  The train goes along the Verde River for 20 miles up the canyon and 20 miles back, at a slow 15 mph.  I spent most of the ride outside in the open air car and mom was in the enclosed car. It's a nice relaxing trip.  We saw many wondrous things but didn't get pictures.

Indian ruins seen from train.

The next day we left Cottonwood and headed east to Clay Springs staying there only one night before moving on to Datil Wells campground outside Datil, NM.

Elk as seen from rv site in Clay Springs, AZ.

Horned Lizard

Beautiful New Mexico

Cow country

East of Datil, NM is this Very Large Array  Wikipedia says: The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, some 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico.

These are looking for things in outer space.  Saturday these were all pointing southwest, sunday morning when we drove by them they were pointing west.  Here you can see 4.

We are at a NM State park outside of Mountainair NM. and will stay here for three nights.  Then we will go to my cousins home south of Albuquerque where we had our mail sent and many packages from Amazon.  One of the things that will be waiting for us is a new propane heater.  We had bought a Wave 3 heater from Camco but it has proven to be too small for our rv.  We ordered the Wave 8 and I will switch them while at my cousins home.  Our rv has a forced air heater in it but we don't use it because it is very inefficient and uses electricity to run.  The Wave heaters don't need electricity to run and also don't need to be vented.  Have I mentioned that it is getting down into the 30's at night. We are low on propane and didn't run the Wave 3 last night and it got down to 40 degrees in the rv.  Baby that's cold.  We got up and got on the road fast.  We only had a 2 hour drive ahead of us today but of course we can stretch that into 4 hours.  That's what it's all about.

See you later.

Evie and Joy

1 comment:

  1. Great time of year to be there.
    I want to play with a horny toad. They look so prehistoric and cool.
    I was always especially alert while driving through 'free range' country. Damn cows are a lot dumber than deer so they just stand there waiting to get hit.
    Seems as though all is well with the Ghost....hurrah.
    You do have a CO2 detector, yes?
    Just not waking up sounds like a good way to go but would be terrible since you two just started your big adventure.
    All is well here.
    Did overhear some folks in Eureka who were really trash talkin' Willits. Their biggest problem was their out of control neighbor but they didn't say any pleasant things about the town either.
    Happy Trails.