Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stop in New Mexico

Next stop was a Passport America campground in Los Cruces, NM. In October 2009 we stayed at Sunny Acres so we decided to try a different one, Coachlight RV Park. Well not to much to the Park but it was cheap. That night we went to dinner at the Double Eagle Restarunt in the Historic Old Mesilla district. The meal was excellent. The restaurant has witness to many colorful and historical events, including the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago - which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848, the negotiation of the Gadsden purchase in 1854, Confederate Army occupation in 1861 and the incarceration and trial of Billy the Kid in 1881. The town itself is nice for browsing with many shops and restaurants.
We noticed that our tires really looked too bad to continue, so decided to get new ones. We knew new tires were in our future, but had hoped for another year before our little incident. Being Sunday our options were the big box only stores. Most stores closed on Sunday and a majority on Saturday as wee. We finally went with tires at WalMart, Uniroyal Liberator A/T. My preference would have been Goodyear Wranglers but no longer made in my size and next larger would have needed a lift kit. Price was right, much cheaper than what we thought we would have to pay. As soon as the tires were mounted, we hit the road for Texas.

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