Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Made it to Arizona

We left Columbus about 8:30 taking all the backroads that form the border between NM & Mexico. Security is great along these roads; the Border Patrol is everywhere. If you look at a map,the NM & Mexico border runs for miles. There are towns in this area that only exist on a detailed map. No structures of any type to indicate they may have existed at one time. Other towns are mostly abandoned or populated with ramshackle buildings. The "rest area" in Hachita is a good example; it's a collection of run down buildings with pickup trucks here & there.
Saw a beautiful, and most unusual, roadside memorial.
There is snow on the mountains to the south and a little scattered along the roadside. The sun never came out today. It was 24* when we got up and I don't think it ever hit 50*.
Tonight were at the Saguaro SKP Co-Op in Benton, AZ. It's an RV park owned by the Escapee Club we belong to. Most of the lots are occupied year round by people who are fulltimers. The place is very well maintained and has an off-leash dog area. Only $17.29/night for a full hookup site. Next time we're in the area, we'll be back.

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