I left Balmorhea state Park (off I-10) at about 9:30AM Central Daylight Time [Renate left a couple of hours later] and headed West - on I-10 Through Van Horn and El Paso, Texas and then crossed the border into New Mexico and then turned North on NM-25 to Las Cruces, where I did a little grocery shopping before heading out to Leasburg Dam State Park. The mileage today was about 250 - that's a little long for this crew but the highway is so easy one could practically go on auto pilot!
This little RV doesn't hold much gas - and in country like this I'm not at all interested in running out; so we stop to fill up more than's absolutely necessary 'cause I usually have no clue where there'll be another station. Also, the driving's a lot more enjoyable if we take breaks for potty walks, etc. Once again, my 'kids' were great travelers - no complaints at all.
Boy, will I have some words of wisdom for anyone who thinks we're running out of space in the US. This continues to be WIDE OPEN COUNTRY. The desert just goes on and on; in some areas a little less arid but nevertheless DESERT. The time changes to Mountain Daylight Time while you're still in Texas, before El Paso. So Texas lies in 2 time zones - interesting!
Here are some photos of the wide open spaces of Leasburg Dam State Park ....
Terribly overcrowded State Park! This shot is taken from next to my RV
And, here's our campsite - each site is about a half acre!
All dogs are supposed to be leashed at all times - Lacy is!
$14 / day for this site - in CA it'd be about $30 in a State Park