Morning 72 Degrees, Wind N at 1 to 4 Mph, Humidity 62%, sunny.
We left Fort Stockton today heading north to Lakewood, NM on US 285. On our way I stopped and got diesel fuel tank filled. Now we have a mostly full tank of fuel while we sit in one place. From Fort Stockton to Pecos, TX light traffic on a two lane road. Getting into Pecos there was traffic on the vicinity of interstate twenty and more vehicles heading north thru the oil fields of the Permian Basin. Then to the New Mexico state line there is road construction, no one working today but the lanes are narrow and heavy traffic. Getting into New Mexico just reduced speed limit and truck traffic for twenty miles before the four lane area started.
The Escapees Ranch - Lakewood, NM
We started a little later today with a shorter planed drive of one hundred sixty-four miles. And a plus, we crossed into Mountain Time Zone coming into New Mexico so we fell back an hour in time. Arriving here at the Escapees Ranch about noon time. Now it is work and rest, setting up and relaxing. We were greeted by other member on our arrival and the bell was rung announcing an arrival to te ranch.
The Escapees (SKP) Ranch Lakewood, NM - Saturday, September 1, 2018
Morning 75 Degrees, Wind NW at 5 to 11 Mph, Humidity 56%, sunny.
Afternoon 86 Degrees, Wind NW at 10 to 35 Mph, mostly cloudy.
We brought rain to the desert. They (The Ranch) have not had rain here for a while and we arrive here there is rain.
We are cleaning out our shed, most everything and the dirt that has blown in putting a coating on everything in there. The last time we were here there was “the flood” and we were evacuated for a few days as the road was flooded in twenty thirteen. We “thru everything” in the shed we did not want to take with us as we were leaving for Texas.
We had a lot of stuff laid out sorting and decided now to go shopping for some groceries in Artesia while there it started raining. Getting back to the SKP Ranch there was a good rain storm here also. Some ‘stuff” was blown around from the wind and we had left the awning out too far and a member came by and tied it down for us, thankful for that.
Thought For The Day – I need to find a new home for a dog. It’s a small terrier, black-and-white, very energetic, and it tends to bark a lot. If you’re interested, please let me know and I will jump over my neighbor’s fence and get it for you.