Monday, April 28, 2014

Historic Route 66

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Santa Rosa Campground
Site #66  Pull Thru

rted to leave in a Winnebago were underneath their motor home messing with their jacks.  I think the dust storms might have had something to do with it. Don told Bill he'd never seen his truck that dirty before.  

Today's plan was for us to follow along with Don and Sharon for a couple more days.  They have to go to South Dakota before the Escapade.  

Sharon pulled out about 8:30 with Bill following behind.  The weather was perfect.  Sharon stopped for fuel in Las Cruces and we were back on the road in no time.  

We stopped for a lunch break in Alamogordo and to change drivers.  I was anxious to drive as the weather was perfect.  Perfect for about 10 minutes.  The winds started up with crosswinds and then the road was very rough with construction.  

I thought I was pretty smart when we started saying I'd take the second leg of driving.  I thought the sun would be bad heading east in the morning.  I also thought we'd be taking the short cut through Las Cruces, which we didn't.  I'd just drive while on highway 54 which should have been an easy drive.  

I checked the weather while going through Vaughn and it said 43 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 60 mph and there were a lot of gusts.  We made a potty stop and Sharon said they decided to stop in Santa Rosa.  We'd all had our share of the wind.  Bill took the wheel for the next 40 miles.  

This RV park has a restaurant and the special was an 8 oz flatiron steak for $10.95.  It was a very good meal.  

Notice that all the plates were empty.  No one left a speck of food.  

Sharon said she took lots of pictures because she was bored today so check out her blog.


  1. You guys sure have had enough wind this trip. Be safe.

    1. The worst part is that it's not over yet.

  2. Looking good you two.......:)

  3. I don't like driving in the wind. Stay safe.

    1. We took your advice and pulled off the road today.


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