2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest

Day 34, Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM, Day 3

2011 Trip across the US
2012 Trip across the US
2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
2017 - 18 Trip to Pick Up a New Escape 21 Trailer & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM, Day 3 - 0 Miles, 3,128.3 Miles for the Trip

I did my usual morning walk - did a mile going up & down the campground roads. I found a Casita 17 in a site on the west side of the campground. Pancho Villa is built on an old army base, Camp Furlong. There are many old buildings fenced in around the campground. Here is the Headquarters Building:

The Headquarters Building

I'll take more photos of some of the buildings and signs on further walks. They have a museum here at the campground that I was going to visit today, but didn't get to it. Hopefully, tomorrow.

It has been in the low 40's most mornings, with very low humidity - this morning it was 40% out & 20% in the trailer. With my perpetual stuffy nose, and some of the meds I take, that makes for a very dry mouth! I use a dry mouth lozenges most nights, but here I wake up in the middle of the night needing another one.

After breakfast I decided to clean the screens on the trailer windows. Now that doesn't sound like that much work, but anyone who has removed a screen from an Escape Hehr brand frameless window knows how "interesting" it is to get it back in. They use a spring like clip that snaps into the metal window frame. The problem is the plastic surround the screen is framed with is so lightweight that as you pop in one snap, another pops out. The valances and the knob used to open the window also get in the way.

Since the insides of the windows have not been washed since 2017, I guess it was time. Lots of spider webs on between the window & the screen on the windows that I usually open. I used a vacuum, brush & paper towel to clean the screens, and Windex on the windows. Looks much better from the inside, although a bit of Windex on the outsides, particularly the back windows would make things much clearer.

After lunch I did laundry. No laundry at the campground, or as a business in Columbus, but the Columbus RV Park has one open to the public. Sort of a last resort laundromat - no folding tables, and at least one of the dryers doesn't heat & makes a noise like it is dying, not drying. Of course I put a dollar in it before discovering the problem. The other dryers worked, although took more than 45 minutes to completely dry my clothes, So, the laundry is done. Back at the trailer I changed the sheets; always a project with three sides of the bed against walls.

I spent the rest of the afternoon reading. Current book is At First Light by Barbara Nickless, which I can't wait to finish and get on to something else. I've spent too much time listening to recorded books, putting off reading this one. I haven't been listing the "books on tape" actually downloaded from either the North Country Library System or the New York City Library for most of them, but I listen to 3-4 of them per week, mostly while driving, doing eye drops, walks & exercises. As long as the subject matter is different enough, I don't get confused between the two formats.

There is more fiberglass in the campground - a Scamp 13 just drove by.

Dinner was a chicken thigh, pinto beans & new potatoes pressure cooked in the Instant Pot.

Until Tomorrow -


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