Home Again, Home Again

It’s great to be home after 21 days on the road with the girls—my 2 yellow Labs, Lulubelle and Daisy. We visited family in Lubbock and Sundown (yes, there really is a Sundown, Texas). Sundown, population 1505, offers real Texas hospitality. I give a 5-star rating to the FREE RV sites that the City of Sundown provides to visiting RV owners. The four sites adjoin the City swimming pool, and the Golf Course is just across the street in a rural setting smack dab in the middle of a working Texas oilfield. Sometimes the smell is a little offensive, but the folks that own the wells love that smell.

We then headed toward Ruidoso, New Mexico, for a two-week stay at the Rainbow Lake RV Park, a neat place on the road to The Inn of the Mountain Gods, just 3 miles away inside the Mescalero Indian Reservation. Rainbow Lake adjoins the Lincoln National Forest where the girls and I spent a lot of time exploring the woods and watching the wild game of the mountains.

We also found an old safe that had been cracked (see picture) on one of the trails. It looked like it had been stolen many years ago and cracked open in the forest and left where it was with an empty money box.

On the way back to Texas, we spent two nights at Davis Mountains State Park near Fort Davis, Texas. I witnessed a magnificent mountain thunderstorm from the veranda of the Indian Lodge that was quite a show. As it was overcast both evenings, we missed the usual stargazing party at the McDonald Observatory.

We met fellow RVers from all over the US and as close as Giddings, Texas. We’re back at home base for two presentations this week and then on to the North Country for the balance of the summer.

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