Our plan was to leave Sedona, Arizona and head east toward Show Low, in the White Mountains. After looking at the weather forecast, we decided to head south. We found a nice campground on Theodore Roosevelt Lake. It didn't have hook-ups, but for six dollars, it was a steal! Plus, the weather was a balmy 55 degrees! After being in the 20's and 30's for a few days, it felt like shorts weather. The next day we planned on going to a dot on the map called Safford, Arizona. Paul had been feeling a sore throat coming on for a couple of days, and halfway there, we decided to stop in an urgent care. We stopped at the first place we found, which turned out was a 55 and over mobile home and RV park. They made an exception, and let us younguns stay. We decided to stay a couple of days so Paul could recuperate. The next day we headed to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Well, we drove through it to the Organ Mountains overlooking White Sands. We found a BLM campground that was up a steep winding road. There was patches of snow on the ground and it was a beautiful spot! And only five dollars! I felt sorry for the poor saps that were tent camping next to us.They rolled up in a truck and car packed to the gills with Big 5 camping gear that didn't look like it was made for winter camping. I felt a little guilty sitting in my cozy home with the heater set at 65 degrees. It was 19 degrees and starting to snow when we left.
Our plan then, was to go to Roswell, New Mexico. I'm fascinated with the story of aliens crash landing there, so that was one place I wanted to see on our way to the gulf coast. But yet again the weather isn't cooperating with us. So this is what it's like outside of Southern California! I always heard people complaining about winter weather and now I know why. We have to go over a mountain to get to Roswell, so we are hunkered down in Alamogordo, New Mexico, watching the weather reports and road conditions.We are hoping to get back on the road tomorrow. It's nice to not be on a set schedule and If we don't want to drive in snowy, windy icy conditions, we don't have to. We will get "there" when we get there…wherever "there" happens to be.