|We arrived in Deming, New Mexico about 4pm & finally located the Passport America Park we were considering. For the first time, we passed on the first PA park we looked at. It was just a bit too small, the spaces were really close together & it was right off I-10...no thanks. The second park turned out to be just right. For $10 a night, it is spacious, mostly empty & out near a beautiful range of mountains. I had no idea it was so flat in this part of the country! We did pass an area that was very hilly, rocky & pretty along the way. And there were a lot of wildflowers growing all over.
This will age him, but Larry was stationed here in Deming in 1960. It is the first time he has been back since then. He was hoping to spot a familiar landmark, but after 47 years??? We'll look around a bit more tomorrow, maybe something will pop out...
I have to relate a conversation we were having driving down I-10. Larry mentioned owning a 1951 Ford Coupe, & in this conversation he casually commented "of course, it didn't have air conditioning."
I responded "it didn't, why not?" To which he laughed at me & replied "they didn't have AC back then silly!"
Well silly me, how was I supposed to know that, I was only 1 year old!!!! We laughed over that one. Then he told me lots more of his age 17-21 service years...you don't even want to know! He was bad...LOL
We made a decision to eat out this evening so asked the Park Manager for a suggestion. She recommended a place, said it was the best in Deming. She also informed us it was a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. Ok...we drove 8 miles down this skinny little road, turned right down a dirt road for one mile, & arrived at the restaurant/bar. What a trip. It is a converted schoolhouse, & was decorated quite interestingly. She highly recommended the onion soup & the steaks. Now I am not normally a big fan of onion soup, but I ordered it, & it was terrific! And we split a filet mignon dinner, 10 oz. & it was still more than we could handle. What a great place!
The icing on the cake was the sign we saw by the front door. It read:
All Unattended Children will be given an espresso and a FREE puppy!!!!!!
We'll be seeing the sights tomorrow. Bed for now. Full tummy & all tuckered out.