Back to the Desert

December 2017

On our way across Texas we stumbled upon the fanciest rest area we’ve encountered so far. It looked like a beautiful setting for a picnic although it was nearly empty.

After driving across Texas we found a spot in Las Cruces, NM to spend a few nights. It was right near the old town of Mesilla, which we explored one afternoon.

We enjoyed the colorful interior of La Posta as we ate lunch. Then we wandered into some shops and through the town square. The community Christmas tree was decorated with ornaments made by the local schoolchildren. Some of those popsicle stick designs looked familiar from our girls’ younger days. 🙂 Mesilla was such a cute little town! We definitely need to spend more time exploring New Mexico, but not now—it’s too cold in December!

Next we stopped at Lazydays KOA in Tucson. This is by far the nicest KOA we have ever seen. The free-for-the-picking citrus was too much to resist. We left with a giant bowl of oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.

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We put up decorations inside…
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…and decorated the outside with a motion laser that reflected off the shiny exterior.

Our holidays ended up being a repeat of last year. Seems I’m making new traditions by returning to favorite places. In my last post I told you about our return visit to Padre Island for Thanksgiving. We also returned to one of our favorite campgrounds, Gilbert Ray, for Christmas.

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Chuck finally got that silver tree he’s always wanted! 🙂
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He also got out his drone and took a few shots.
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Grilling up our Christmas dinner with a view.

And then we spent a fun filled New Year’s weekend with the 4CU Airstream Club at Picacho Peak again.

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Lots of beautiful sunsets in Arizona! Can you pick which Airstream is ours? Hint: look for the solar panels 🙂
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We got to peek inside this beautifully restored vintage Airstream.
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We tried our hand at giant Jenga.
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These folks know how to build a campfire!

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While this has been a repeat of last year, our next stop will definitely be something new– a whole month spent at an upscale RV Resort. But that’s for next time.