October 20 to 28, 2010 - Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM

We pulled out of Santa Fe on October 20th and a little over an hour later we were 61 miles south at Hidden Valley RV Resort in Tijeras, New Mexico just east of Albuquerque.  Our last stay here was in April.

We did not have the best weather during out stay so we did not do any sightseeing. 

Our plan was to stay until the 25th but a high wind warning caused us to extend another day.

We had a red sky the morning of the 25th:

The first wind gust hit the motorhome about 6AM and it was windy until after 10PM.  We drove the car into Albuquerque and a couple times the wind pushed it around a bit so we were glad we did not drive the motorhome.

We did shop and eat while in the Albuquerque area.  We had good meals at repeats Los Cuates, Cervantes and a Fuddrucker's and added Sadie's as a restaurant on our list.

The morning of the 26th it was calm and around 30 degrees when we got up.  A good day to travel. We ended up having a nice trip to Sunny Acres RV Park in Las Cruces, 245 miles south.  We had stayed in Las Cruces before, the last visit in November 2006, but this was a new campground for us.  We liked it and will come back since the sites are good sized, conveniently located and fairly quiet.

The weather was great while in Las Cruces, sunny and in the 70s. 

Bill decided to check out the giant roadrunner statue off the westbound rest area on I-10 on October 27th.

"Beware of snakes"

No snakes seen, just one lizard.

The roadrunner from close up.  Compare it to the one in Fort Stockton, Texas, we saw in 2006.  The Fort Stockton roadrunner is a more finished looking statue, but both have their place.

Nice views east from the rest area around the roadrunner.

We only ate out once in Las Cruces, a repeat visit to La Posta de Mesilla, always a good place to go.

Now we are off to Arizona. 

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