We left the ranch mid morning with the sun shining and a warm day promised. Planning to drive to at least Amarillo seemed like a good plan as we wanted to be to Raton, NM the next night and in the Colorado mountains for Mothers Day. The drive went well enough that we pressed on to Dalhart about 1.5 more hours. Itâ€™s a small scenic town in NW Texas, almost to New Mexico. Matt had found a smaller RV Park with pull throughs so we didnâ€™t have to disconnect the trailer that evening, just pull through the site, level up, put out the slide (which was not happy and bound up for some unknown reason) and fix dinner. Simple!
Corral RV Park is a nice park with sweet people willing to serve. Most everywhere you go these days, there are people called, monthlys. They are people that are working in the area and paying by the month. There were some very nice folks staying there and working locally. Ours was a later arrival but I needed to do a couple of loads of laundry. Since Corral RV has washing machines with a gentle cycle, very rare, and reasonable prices, I got busy! Matt helped me a bit but relaxed mostly. He drove more than I did today, so he earned it!
We were back to a park by the train tracks again, seems to be a pattern for us! The evening breezes brought an agricultural fragrance reminiscent of the dairy farm Clifford (our truck) came from. It was way too familiar. After a long day on the road and chores, we turned in early so we could get some work done on the Internet before leaving in the AM. Raton is not far so it should be an easy day.
Another beautiful Texas morning. After breakfast we check the weather forecast before getting to work. What a Winter Storm Advisory in Colorado??!! Wind advisories in Northern New Mexico beginning at 1PM. Hmm, maybe we need to rethink out plan. After a pow-wow, we decide to break camp early work when we get to CO so we get over Raton Pass and to our campground before the 30 MPH winds hit. We would also beat the snow storm. Snow Storm on Mothers Day?! Who would have thoughtâ€¦â€¦