The rain and wind kept up and the temperatures fell. We finally accepted the fact that camping at the bottom of a canyon after the week of weather we had wasn't really a very good idea so we reluctantly cancelled our reservations.
Today we packed up and headed west, looking for the edge of the wet weather.
We stopped for the night at the Elk's Lodge in Tucumcari, New Mexico. There are 8 RV sites behind the lodge building and for only $15 a night, second night free, it's quite a bargain! When we arrived, all 8 sites were empty so we chose the most level, least wet spot and set up. All during our drive today, we were serenaded by the loud "jacks down" warning alarm so Dave took the opportunity to get under Beluga to see if there was a problem. The jacks were properly retracted, of course, or we wouldn't have driven away but the alarm still screamed at us.
Just as we settled in for happy hour another motor home pulled in and.....guess where they parked?
Yep! Right smack dab next to us, real close. Six other empty sites. I always wonder what people are thinking about. And, they're leaving first thing in the morning, early they assured us. I guess we'll be awake early too then.....
Since the skies have begun to clear we'll stick around here for a couple days and try to enjoy the sun. We're scheduled to be in Bernalillo, New Mexico on Sunday, where we'll get to see Steve and MonaLiza. Between now and then who knows!
Now, here is a completely gratuitous photo of sweet Lewis relaxing on his couch after a long day's drive. He doesn't sleep when we travel, he has to make sure things go well, so he always crashes early.