Greetings from Santa Fe,
After a week in Elephant Butte State Park we are on the road again. There’s always a learning curve to our travels and New Mexico did not disappoint. Adjusting our travel day around the weather is something new to us, with high winds forcasted we changed things around. Westerly winds with gusts at 65 mph means stay off the roads with the trailer. I thought I would share some of our daily driving experiences with you. You’ll find there are some real differences in the “Land of Enchantment”
As we left Elephant Butte on a two lane highway out of town, it is very clear where the edge of town is. At that specific spot, a cattle guard will be placed. This keeps New Mexico’s free range cattle from wondering into town. Also…….mind your coffee. So it’s simple, get in the right lane and drive. With both hands on the wheels, our trip that day was scheduled to take 2hrs and 53 minutes. Make sure you have a top notch co-pilot and your set to hit the road.
Below are some pictures of day to day signs and other unusual roadside attractions that make our travel days interesting.
After arriving safely to Santa Fe Skies RV park we went right to work. Each time we move we add an additional 2.5 hours to our travel time for set-up and tear-down. 200 to 300 driving miles per day is just right. Our longest day so far was 400 miles, that was a long day.
While in Santa Fe we had a couple short travel days to a few art communities just south of the city. I would recommend visiting Cerrillos and Madrid, located on the Turquoise Trail. A very nice drive through some of New Mexico’s beautiful countryside. Below are a few pictures from our day trips there.
Greetings to all from the drivers seat.
Jeff……….Erin and Ola