We headed out shortly after daylight to check out the farmers’ market in Las Cruces. Well, we couldn’t find it. Went to the location from their web site but there was nothing going on! OK – back to the “ranch”. We hooked up and prepared to head out. We then visited with our new neighbor, Rex, who is retired from the Army and has been full-timing with his wife for 19 years. He is a wealth of information about what to see, routes to take, etc. in the Southwest.
We headed up the road, over the pass through the Organs again, past the White Sands National Monument and Hollowman Air Force Base to Alamogordo – a total of about 70 miles. We are staying at the Edgington RV Park north of town. John, the owner, is very accommodating. It’s a very small park with few amenities but has all that we want at $15/day or $75 plus electric/week (PA rate).
We checked out the town, picked up groceries, etc. before returning and meeting our neighbors, Duane and Mary. Get this – Duane just retired and Mary, who is a school teacher, will retire in May. They have sold their house and just bought a new 30 foot tag-along and GMC Denali. When she gets done they are going on the road full-time. Oh – did I mention that Duane is 84!! Mary is considerably younger. They are very excited about their upcoming adventures! We talked with them for a few hours. They had lots of questions about full-timing. We loaned them books to read this week. They are a wonderful couple and we wish them the very best in their travels.