Monday, December 10, 2012

The Road Traveled to Beautiful Scenes and Good Friends

Since my last Arizona scenerypost ten days ago we have enjoyed both good scenery and good friends in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.  The first good news was that the weather forecast was sunny and 60s for at least another week as we approached northern New Mexico.   That meant we were definitely on the northern route across I40, leading us to a visit with good friend Mary Jo who lives south of Albuquerque.  So, we found a comfortable, clean, and reasonable stopover park in Grants, the Bar S RV Park. 
Having some personal visiting time with Mary Jo was super. Our day included a very nice trout lunch at the Wow Diner in Grants and then a trip to her friend, Trish’s, Horse Park and Lodge about Mary Jo and Nancy15 miles west of Grants. There we had the chance for catching up, sharing all of our latest experiences and plans.  And, there was also Trish, an amazing lady and new friend. She is rebuilding her cabin and other buildings and facilities on her property.  If anyone wants to bring their horses and stay at her place, it is such a welcoming and accommodating facility.   013 Trish and her daughter have also built up a small deli that serves a popular frittata for breakfast and a selection of sandwiches that people come back for.  The park is just outside the entrance to Bluewater State Park in New Mexico, about five miles south of I40.  What a perfect spot for two old friends to get to spend some time together.  Thanks to Trish and her daughter, Kiersten, for welcoming us.
After a few days of resting, we were ready for our next destination, Nevada.  I was curious to see Death Valley, so we decided to head that way. But why not spend a few days in Pahrump, Nevada, first? Okay….next stop, Pair A Dice RV Park, an Escapees Park we haven’t had the chance to try.    As soon as we registered at the park office we found friendly Escapees members who greeted us with smiles.  Then, we ran into some RVing friends, Laura and Gordon Bornkamp, parked at their lot just two spaces down from where we were parked.  It’s been great to talk with Laura and Gordon, getting the lowdown on this area and where their travels are taking them.   Then, last evening they gave us a tip on the local casino giveaways of cash prizes and ipads.  None of us were selected for the prizes but we had fun sharing a few laughs while we played a little.  We all came out ahead anyway. There was even some time for techie stuff. Laura and I put our heads together today with our iPads, sharing our favorite apps and tricks.
One strange thing did happen in the past three days.  We haven’t taken any pictures!   Weird!  So, you don’t see any pics shared here of our latest visit with friends.   Maybe I’ll fix that tomorrow morning…
For now, I’m signing out.  Death Valley is on our agenda for the next few days.   More to come.
Thanks for visiting Hurley Travels.  Stay safe.

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