Tomorrow I’ll recap the last few days and catch you up on everything.
We couldn’t take another day of bad cell service and no Internet service, so we pulled out of Saddleback Mountain RV Park a day early and a little after 10am, stopping at the office/convenience store to get a couple of coffee/cappuccinos for the road, and also to weasel a refund for the one day early that we were leaving.
Hey! $20 is $20.
At our first rest stop about 70 miles down the road, Jan took over the driving for about a hundred miles or so. Although there was a little wind, it wasn’t enough to bother her and she said she really enjoyed it. The drive, not the wind. But she didn’t feel up to driving through El Paso so I took over at a rest area about 20 miles out.
A little after that point we passed into the Mountain Time Zone and it was suddenly an hour earlier. Nice!
Going through El Paso was pretty smooth with a couple of short slowdowns to 45, but most of it was 55/60 the rest of the way.
So after a really smooth trip, we pulled into the Coachlight RV Park, found our spot and got set up.
About 4:30 we headed out to have supper at La Posta de Mesilla, one of our favorite local eateries. The restaurant itself has been here since 1939, but the building has been here since the 1840’s, In that time it’s been everything from an important stop on Butterfield Stagecoach Line to The Corn Exchange Hotel, one of the finest in the Southwest. And people such as Kit Carson, Billy the Kid, and Pancho Villa, have visited here. Some real history.
I first ate here in the early 1980’s when I was working for NASA at the Shuttle Backup Landing Site on White Sands Missile Range, and I’ve been enjoying it every since.
And tonight was no exception. We both had the La Posta Combination Plate, a combination of folded taco, chile relleno, and green chile enchilada with ground beef served with beans and rice.
Pretty much the same thing we have every time. It’s that good.
Heading home, we found that one of our other favorite local places, El Comedor, is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! It’s bereft of life. It’s boarded up and closed down. Darn!
Coming back the the park, we stopped off at a couple of truck stops so I could see if they carried the 7” Dual Tire Valve Extensions for my inside dual tires.
It looks like that when the repair shop took my rear tires off on the passenger side to replace my oil seal this past Monday, I didn’t get my original extension back. This one is a different color, the threads are messed up, and it seems to be leaking. So a new one is in order.
But neither truck stop had any so I’ll have to look elsewhere tomorrow.
On a final note, I’m sure glad to be back in an area with 5 bars of 4G.
Thought for the Day:
Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly . . .
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