Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 33 – Deming, NM –On Our Way Home

Miles Traveled Today 298 – Total Miles To Date 2381

The weather continues to haunt us. We had planned to spend the night just east of El Paso at the Texas Information Center. They have a large RV parking area and one is permitted to spend up to 24 hours there for free. The plan was then to travel to Lordsburg, NM and spend the night at the NM Travel Information Center that is also free. We would then be in a position to arrive home about noon on Wednesday. However, the weather forecast is for a strong front to pass through our route of travel tonight and through most of tomorrow. The wind is forecast to be 50 mph out of the west with gusts up to 70 mph. Based on the forecast, we decided to press on to Deming, NM.

We are spending the night at the LoW-HI RV Ranch. It is a Pass Port America RV Park and the cost is $15.49 for full hookups including 50 amps. We will see what the forecast is in the morning and if it is still for strong winds, we will spend a second night here to wait out the front passage. The miles let to home is 243 miles. By leaving around 9:00 AM in the morning, we will arrive home at an reasonable hour in the afternoon.

We are now two days ahead of schedule, so even if we need to sit out the storm tomorrow, we will still arrive home one day ahead of schedule.

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