Thursday, April 26, 2018


Currently in Springer NM (Low 34 Cloudy and Breezy Currently 52)
May be heading to Colorado City CO (Currently 51 Mostly Cloudy High 60) 

We departed Santa Fe New Mexico yesterday and headed to Springer, also in New Mexico. Hard to believe but we saw snow capped mountains in the distance during our drive.

We are staying at The Old Santa Fe Trail RV Park.

It was approximately 140 miles, this is the route we took.

We are staying one night so we stayed hooked up. Our GPS devices had a little trouble finding the park before the trip so Bob manually entered the park's latitude/longitude. Once on the road the Rand McNally GPS device worked great. The Garmin GPS has been flaky ever since the last update. Google maps agreed with the Rand McNally so it broke the tie.

We were in a pull thru and the full hookups looked convenient although all we used was electrical and we were in backwards trying our best to get a satellite signal. The office was closed when we got there so we started setting up. We were in a 30amp site for $18 which didn't bother us as the temperature was in the 60s so we wouldn't need air conditioning, much less two air conditioners. As Bob was digging around trying to find our 30amp extension cord the office lady came and said we could pull forward enough for our power cord to reach.

That seemed to make a difference for our roof mounted dish, although at first glance we didn't think we would be getting much of a signal.

Here is a closeup of the dish showing the trees.

Turns out we got great signal strength.We were also surprised how good our ATT signals were, 3 bars for cellular and 1-2 bars for 4g. The park does not offer wifi so we were very thankful for whatever signal we got.

Here is the Lifestyle from the front.

To the right.

To the left.

From the rear.

As we mentioned before the office lady was great. She is a fellow foodie cause she started talking about a place we could walk to and eat if we wanted. We had leftover ribs, bbq beans and potato salad so we were set. There also is another restaurant she recommends and the town has a travel info center and a museum. We might stay here again and check out some of the sites of the town.

We planned to leave today for Colorado City, Colorado just south of Pueblo but the high winds prevalent this time of year have kicked up again. When we called the office about potentially a late checkout since the winds were supposed to die down by 3p she said stay as long as we need to, she wants us to be safe. If we stay the night then we can pay. Stay tuned to our blog to find out if we leave today.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo