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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Our Reasoning, Windy Errands, Taco Tuesday and A Proclaimed Junky.

Our Location today is Dream Catcher RV Park, Deming, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Something as simple as tying a rope over our Slide Toppers really quieted them enough that we hardly heard the wind on them last night. The reason we prefer having Slide Toppers is not only because of our Base Park being full of trees but many Parks and Campgrounds that we have visited were filled with them as well. Without the Slide Toppers, it was necessary to climb on the roof of our trailers and sweep Leaves, Twigs, Pine Needles, Tree Sap, Bird Droppings and Bugs from the tops of our Slides otherwise we would often found that on the inside. As some have commented we would not have the noise caused by the High Winds without the Toppers but experience has taught us how to deal with it. With the ropes on the Toppers we had more noise from the Wind rattling our Roof Vents. 

Wearing a Long-Sleeved Pajama Top last night helped to stop my arms from freezing like the night before and with the lack of noise on our Slide Toppers we both slept quite soundly. I felt so well rested this morning that I was up shortly after 7:00 MDST and by the time I’d opened the Window Shades in the living area and started making breakfast Kathy joined me downstairs. We discussed what we needed to do today before finishing our morning Coffee/Tea at the Computers. 
This was at 9:00 this morning.
Checking The Weather Network was showing Wind Speeds already at 30 MPH gusting to 40 MPH that early in the morning. It was shortly after 9:30 that I loaded our empty Water Jugs into the truck. Five minutes later we were on our way into Deming. 
This is what The Weather Network called Clear.
Our first stop was Walmart where we had a few things still on our list from the other day but more importantly we just wanted to walk around someplace out of the Wind. We started in the Seasonal Section looking for the Barbecue Covers that I use to cover our Weber. For the last couple of years, we have been unable to find them but today we found a box of them tucked at the back of a lower shelf. We got two. Last week my Watch-Band broke while we were in Tucson and I couldn’t find one to fit my large wrists. The Associate tried and tried to change it for me but couldn’t get the old one off. She also had to serve other customers so using her tools it took me fifteen minutes to finally get it apart. Another Associate came along to help and installed the new Watch-Band. Kathy found the other things on our list while I was dealing with the Watch. 

Our next stop was the Dollar Tree where we had to pick up some wrapping paper for a special little someone back home. It was already past 12:30 when we left there and since Wendy’s was just across the parking lot we stopped there for our lunch. 
Some of the Deco of downtown Deming.
When we were looking around Deming on Sunday we only covered one section of town so after lunch we toured the southern part of the town seeing things we didn’t know existed.  

We finally located the Reverse Osmoses Water/Ice Building to fill our Fresh Drinking Water Jugs up. Parking as close as possible I managed to fill them all in no time but the Wind was so strong it kept slamming the back door of the truck shut scaring Kathy a few times. 

We stopped to top off our Diesel but the pump wouldn’t accept my Canadian Credit Card so I had to go inside for the clerk to authorize the purchase. Directly across the street was the local Propane Distributor but when we drove into their yard a sign on their fill pump indicated it was Closed. With nobody in the office we headed back down the road. 

I had been told to stop at Road Runner RV Park where they filled Propane Tanks for other Dream Catcher RV Park guests. There is no sign telling you the price but from the final cost I figure it was close to $3.00 a gallon. 

We finally got Home around 3:30 so after unloading our Drinking Water and other purchases I went outside to prep the back of the truck for towing in the morning. We also had a chance to get some afternoon reading done on our Computers before heading back out the door shortly after 5:00. Walking through the Park Kathy said she was freezing from the Cold Wind. 
Sitting at the wrong end of the table for good lighting.
There were 33 Dream Catcher RV Park guest here for
Taco Tuesday.
Our destination was the Park Clubhouse where Park Guests were supposed to meet before leaving at 5:30. When we got to the Clubhouse we were told everyone had already left so we just continued walking over to the Quality Inn next door. Every Tuesday they offer a special known as Taco Tuesday and they set up a Banquet Room for the Park Guests. They have this down to a science assigning each couple or person a number which is given when they get your orders for your food and drinks. These are small Tacos for a dollar each but are well worth it. The one thing you might be careful of is the Salsa is “HOT” so if you like mild order the Sour Cream. Kathy was talking with a woman to her right while I was talking with Carol and Jim on my left. All 33 people in attendance seemed to be having fun visiting especially those who ordered the large Margaritas. 
Looking West to clearing skies.
On our way back Home the Sky was starting to clear on one side of the park while the other side looked like they were getting drenched. The Wind continues to shake the trailer and rattle the Solar Panel Cables on the Roof. Tomorrow the Wind is supposed to lighten up but if not we’ll stay another day. 
Look to the East and someone was getting rain.
After Kathy took her shower this evening she admitted to being a Boondocking Junky, still showering the same as if we were in the desert. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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