On to New Mexico

Current Location: Sky City Casino RV Park, Sky City, New Mexico

We’re in travel mode for a few days now, so we’re not aiming for destinations in order to go sight-seeing. We decided to just travel today until we got tired. We actually ended up with a short-ish day at 300 miles.

The scenery was pretty flat and almost boring for a while through Arizona, then a lot of mesas started rising up on either side of us as we got close to the New Mexico border.

Mesas appearing in the distance

Mesas appearing in the distance

Getting closer

Getting closer

And closer

And closer

The only big excitement today was one of the tire pressure sensors on the truck (left, outside dually) showing only 50 psi (instead of 70). Malcolm pulled over, unscrewed the sensor, checked the pressure manually (72 psi), reseated the battery in the sensor and re-installed it. Back to normal. The same tire was showing as not picking up a signal as we were pulling out this morning, but later showed a signal. Might have just been a battery connection.

Lunch was at a rest area at the New Mexico border. Though the rest area didn’t have any outside tables, they did have a nice area inside with tables, vending machines and even a microwave oven. It was nice.

Welcome to New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico

While looking for a location to stay at or before Albuquerque, we kept seeing signs for an RV park at the Sky City Casino. The signs advertised a $20 rate, which is correct. With Good Sam discount, we ended up at $18. It’s not a bad park. Full hookups, wi-fi and cable TV.

Our spot at the RV Park

Our spot at the RV Park

We wandered down to the casino and ate dinner in the restaurant. Malcolm had the buffet (fajitas and tacos) and Val had the club sandwich. The sandwich was huge. We’ll be splitting the leftovers for lunch tomorrow on the road.

We sat outside at our site as the sun set this evening. There are several wild lavender bushes growing on the island between our site and the next one. It smells wonderful.

Wild lavender

Wild lavender

Sunset

Sunset

Found quite a few license plates today – 29 of 51.

License plate results

License plate results