Day 26 started only one mile short of the New Mexico line. 34 degrees in the truck at 8 am. Fortunately no snow. As we descended from the mountains, we traveled through an area that did not make much of an impression on me. Other than I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to live here. It was washed out, dry and had no real towns or services. We camped overnight at the Buckthorn RV park. Not a place I would recommend if there were any other choices, other than it was on the route. On a positive note, it had a warm laundry room where we kept warm reading our Kindles in the evening.
Day 27, Wednesday – we didn’t hurry to leave the truck as it was 44 degrees this morning. I dropped Dave off and found a nice little coffee shop & grocery store in Cliff, NM, owned by a woman named Kim. She made great coffee and had a little wood stove going, so I stayed a while to chat. Good start for the day. Soon, the scenery improved as we started climbing toward Silver City, New Mexico. Here, I could imagine living, but would miss the color green and water. Another day of leapfrogging the rider, but back in the land of cell phone reception, which meant internet on the Ipad. Makes the time go much faster. Did a little more walking today on the road and on a trail out of our camp.
We made it to Silver City and are staying at the KOA, right on the route. KOA’s are like MacDonalds – not unique or special, but clean and reliable – you know what to expect for your money. This one is really very nice with Wifi and a community room where we are sitting indoors keeping warm and blogging.