We were up early and on the road as the sun rose. There were wind warnings and we wanted to get to our destination early.
West out of Brownfield:
The towns are few and far between each other but there are farm houses that dot the landscape:
Storage buildings here and there too:
Getting ready to harvest:
Looks like the start of a vineyard:
Cotton, Cotton, Everywhere:
Old farm buildings:
And new ones too:
As we approached the border, we began to see more and more oil rigs:
Amongst the cotton bales and cotton gins:
Into New Mexico:
And we saw more and more of the oil industry equipment:
Sign leaving Lovington, NM:
And then there was nothing – but flat at 3900’:
Now here is where it gets more interesting. We came down in elevation and it looked like a town that was spread out:
But look real close past the homes along the road:
Those, my friends, are the oil fields. There was at least one pumper per acre and sometimes three rigs pumping. Plus they are still drilling. It was fascinating and went for MILES.
In the next few pictures, check out the background – miles of them as far as you can see and the smell of oil was heavy!
WOW! WOW! and more WOW! I am still speechless as I write this!
We also crossed another time zone and arrived at our destination at 9:30 AM. My Andy did a great job getting us here thru the winds.
We are staying at The Ranch, an Escape CO-OP park. This was our first CO-OP Escape park that we visited in 2008 when we were checking out what this club was all about. It is still as friendly as ever.
At the laundry I met up with Lois who I haven’t seen since Quartzsite and we spent some time getting caught up. At Happy Hour, we met up with Leland and got caught up. We hope to see him and Brenda in Deming tomorrow.
There were other folks who looked familiar to me and I know I have met somewhere in our travels, I just don’t remember where – I probably will in a few days – LOL!
So tomorrow if the wind has stopped we will be on our way west.
Miles Traveled: 149 Miles
Texas: US-62; US-82
New Mexico: US-82; US-285; Lakewood Road