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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Ranch, Lakewood NM

We left Fort Stockton, TX at 8:55 this morning, ready for a short 3 hour drive. Yeah, well . . .

We had stopped just an hour up the road at the Flying J in Pecos (yes, we WERE just west of the Pecos!) to fuel up both the truck and our stomachs. Back on the road, there we were just traveling north on US285 and there it was: a sign informing us that we were too heavy to cross an upcoming bridge and we needed to detour around it. Well, that added about 35 miles to our trip which translated into an additional hour! So much for our short drive.

Oh, well. It's all about the journey, right? :) Plus, I realized that we were going to pick up an hour because we'd be crossing into Mountain Time once we got into New Mexico. So, all in all, we ended up arriving about the time we'd expected.

We are set up for the next week at The Ranch, an Escapees Co-op. This park has the reputation for being the friendliest park in the system. Not wanting to be disloyal to the Plantation, but from what we've seen so far, the folks are pretty darn friendly! Every person we met as we were registering and then setting up invited us to happy hour. And we did attend and were heartily welcomed. Nice.

Lots of outings are planned for the coming week. Looking forward to sharing them with you!

Until the next time . . .

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