It did cool down when the sun went down and we all slept well. We were out of that place by 8:30am and stopped for fuel before heading down the road. We took a very scenic road, Hwy 82 up through New Mexico seeing signs that warned "Trucks over 65 feet prohibited" and "Steep grades, sharp curves ahead." Well, we have much worse roads in Montana and it was beautiful. Today we traveled with a tail wind and got much better mileage in spite of the elevation gain. When we reached the summit, the small town of Cloudcroft, we stopped for lunch. Pine trees, even some snow under the shade of the pine trees and clear blue sky all day. The road was not at all bad, just a steady elevation gain. About 2pm we arrived in Alamogordo, NM intending to head on to Las Cruces. But, we decided we liked the looks of this town and the surrounding mountains and started looking for a spot to light. Our trusty Verizon card worked and we located Oliver Lee Memorial State Park on www.rvparkreviews.com. It is about 12 miles from Alamogordo and a beautiful spot at the foot of these towering mountains.
We checked out the Visitor's Center and walked Jazzy before settling down with a glass of wine to watch the sunset.
There were windmills all across Texas yesterday as we traveled to Big Spring--hundreds of them, does that tell you anything about how the wind blows there??