Camper

When we first moved to Cloudcroft, 9000 feet above stress level, and had completed our first year at the cabin operation, we realized that during the down times for our business is when we needed to travel. As we turned into the parking lot of the grocery store in Alamogordo, we discovered that it was full of travel trailers, RV’s, and pop-ups. The dealership in Las Cruces was there for the weekend and we decided to investigate. We walked around, explored the possibilities, and decided to buy the smallest Coleman popup made to see if we liked camping on wheels! And we did. However, it did not take us long to realize that a popup was not what we needed…we needed a kitchen and a bathroom. So we sold the popup and bought a reconditioned Award. Perfect! Stored it at Elephant Butte and made a trip to the lake several times a year until we sold our cabin operation and decided it was time to sell the Award. We have always missed those escapes to the lake, so once again we started talking about what size camper we needed. Checking out what was available, we walked into the Holiday World showroom in Las Cruces and discovered the Little Guy T@B. Perfect size and we could tow it with the Honda CRV. Bought it. We then decided to explore the rest of New Mexico’s state parks that have RV hook-ups. Spent two nights at the BLM Valley of Fire Recreation Site, a night at Oliver Lee State Park, a night at the BLM’s Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, and a night at the Rock Hound State Park in Deming on our way to Scottsdale for a pool tournament. Sitting outside watching the New Mexico sunsets and having a glass of wine with our iPhones and iPads turned off is a nice way to spend an evening.