Monday, November 16, 2015

DEMING AND PATAGONIA

After a pretty decent night in the Walmart parking lot at Fort Stockton, we headed to Deming, New Mexico. 



 It was a long uneventful drive until just before El Paso, Texas.  I looked across the interstate and saw an old C Class losing it's backend.  I couldn't tell whether a car had hit it changing lanes but about six feet behind the wheel well on the driver's side broke off and pieces were flying all over the road.  There was heavy truck traffic.  We will never know how that turned out.

We reached the Escapee park in Deming about 3:00 in the afternoon.  We have stayed there before and knew that it was a very bare bones kind of park but the rates have gone up.  $20.32 is too much.


It is always windy in Deming, we expected that but what a day for weather.  Winds were about 40 mph and tumbleweeds were flying across the interstate.  No damage was incurred but it sure is scary when you can't do anything but drive over them.  Then the rain started.  The sky was black as night.  We had torrential rain until just before Benson, when it snowed.  Real snow, settling on the sides of the road and covering the hill tops.  

We went into the Walmart in Benson and when we came out, this was the sky.


In a matter of 45 minutes, the sky had changed dramatically.  It was still bitter cold and windy though.



We drove south from Benson to Patagonia Lake State Park.  We are staying on the edge the lake for two nights.  We have electricity and as we speak, we have both our electric heaters running.  There are people here in tents!  brrrr.


The weather liar promises temperatures in the 70's for the rest of the week.  Bring it on I say.

5 comments:

Wanderin' said...

Brrrr is right. We have stayed in the SKP park in Deming. It's convenient and easy for on and off to the freeway. We also watch that area from Deming into Benson. The winds can be bad and low temperatures can bring ice. Glad the snow was minor and hopefully the temperature will increase enough that you won't need to run those electric heaters.

George Yates said...

You must have been in the Walmart shortly afternoon, that's about the time the skies cleared for a while surprised I did not see you there.
The weather will improve now we looking forward to it as well

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I didn't know it got that cold this time of year. What a white-knuckle drive y'all had. Glad you are safe. We would send you some of our warm Texas weather, but we are having that rain and high winds right now. Yuck!

Jim and Sandie said...

We've gone from extreme heat to brr cold. I'm still looking for Fall. Stay warm.

Linda Sand said...

For your sake, I hope the weather liar is telling the truth for a change.