2 On The Road Blog

After 12 years of full-time rving, we've sold our truck and trailer but we're still traveling. Email us at wowpegasus@hotmail.com if you would like to contact us.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Verde Plaza Mobile Estates

We are at Verde Plaza MHP/RV park until at least the middle of March. Our site is a huge corner one.
Just a typical street in the park. All the speed bumps have flat middle sections.
We could have chosen of these sites but between the slope, which you really can't see in this photo, and the curbs, we figured we would have a hard time getting parked.
This is the office/club house.
The pool is behind the office/club house
There is also a hot tub in the corner.
The next two photos are the view out our back window.
The pointed hill you see in the middle left is "A" mountain. It is named for the big letter A that is painted on it by the students at the University of Arizona.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

City of Rocks State Park

City of Rocks State Park is by Faywood, NM. They had this nice little botanical garden and some of the plants had markers by them so we could find out what they were.
We walked the trail throught the middle of the park.
The next few photos explain how the rocks were formed.

Dang this one "watched" us go by.
They had a nice campground. The RV sites were off to the east but tent sites and picnic areas were among the rocks.

There were lots of balanced rocks like this.
This plant is a Wheeler Sotol

Ok use your imagination here. Doesn't this look like a clenched fist to you?
The place for the tent is a flat grassy area in the rocks.
The "king" found a throne.

The RV park had pull thru sites but they didn't have a sewer hookup. Only the hosts had sewer hookups. Notice the rock in the left background. That's a fisted hand with one finger pointed up.
This tree was covered by these black beetles that flew.

Silver City, NM

Silver City Museum is housed in the historic H.B. Ailman House.

This cooper specimen came from the Santa Rita cooper mine in the 1940's.
Silver City stores were generally 25' wide and 100' deep.

This ornate cash register was used for many years by the E. Cosgrove Hardware Store in downtown Silver City. Four cash drawers were installed in its oak base.

We hiked Boston Hill.
Views of Silver City from Boston Hill
This was labeled a "mine feature". I don't know if it was an access place or what but I couldn't see the bottom of this deep hole.
There are lots of interesting rocks on this hill.
Nolan took this cool photo of a plant. I don't know if this is its "flower" or just different foliage.

An area that had been excavated. It's probably 80' down.

This horned lizard, also called a horned toad, ran across in front of me. It stayed real still while we took photos.
Another very interesting rock.
One of the many cholla that grow on the hill.
Coming down the hill

Proof that this area was once part of a big inland sea.
Another interesting rock.