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Friday, October 30, 2015, Valley of Fires BLM Campground, NM, Day 2, 0 Miles, 2,696.6 Miles for the Trip

The first day in awhile I didn't have to hit the road. Around 10:30 I did anyway. The weather looked nasty, so I decided it would be a good day to do laundry. I also discovered that a couple of hinges on my bathroom door were broken, so I wanted to find some replacements. So, 0 miles on the trailer, but around 70 on the RAV4.

The nearest town, Carrizozo doesn't have a laundromat or a hardware store, so it was off to Ruidoso about 35 miles to the south. A few hills on the way; I got up to 7500' on the way, but not a bad drive. I found an almost empty laundromat, and the local Ace Hardware had hinges that looked to be an exact replacement (a different color, but I wanted to replace all of them anyway). Of course I needed 3, and they came in packages of 2. I also stopped at one of the local grocery stores to pick up a few things. Still have not been able to find Turkey Bubba burgers. I know they make them since I can find them on their website, but no luck so far on the trip. Ruidoso is fairly quiet, but looks like a ski town that is probably busier in the winter.

Not much to add in the way of photos, but I took a couple back at the campground. It looked like there was going to be an interesting sunset, but the heavy clouds pretty much killed it. Do note that some of the white color on the mountains in the first photo is not clouds, but that dirty word - snow! Glad it is up there, and not here on the roads. It is suppose to get down into the mid 30's tonight but warm up tomorrow.

This seems to be an attractive campground for fiberglass trailers. While the Casita on top of the hill left this morning, another one arrived around dinner time.

Check Out the Snow The Start of a Sunset

Dinner was a couple of chicken burritos & a cucumber & tomato salad.

Until Next Time -

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