2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest

Day 35, Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM, Day 4

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2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM, Day 4 - 0 Miles, 3,128.3 Miles for the Trip

Another small project this morning. I have a fan in the refrigerator powered by the 12V connection for the refrigerator itself. The fan was not running this morning; the refrigerator was on. There is a separate 1 amp fuse for the refrigerator fan. Checked it & it looked good, but when I put an ohm meter on it, it showed open. Naturally, I didn't have a replacement 1 amp buss fuse (the only glass fuse in the trailer) so I changed the fuse holder to a ATC holder, more compatible with the rest of the fuses in the trailer, and I had a 1 amp ATC fuse. All back together & the fan is back in action.

After that I did a walk around the campground, came back to the trailer and finished At First Light by Barbara Nickless. While far from a favorite, not completely terrible. Started the second in the Pine Deep trilogy by Jonathan Maberry - Dead Man's Song. Around 11:00 I headed for the museum. An interesting history for the town of Columbus and Camp Furlong. As the sign in the last photo notes, Camp Furlong was home of the first army air base in the US. Some photos:


They have a movie, but there wasn't enough time before the lunch break to see it.

Back at the trailer I was going to head to Deming for a bit of shopping, but decided to see if I could order some high temperature gasket material from NAPA. Sure enough, it was possible, and will be in Deming on Friday. So, I'll put off my trip until then.

The rest of the afternoon was spent in the trailer reading. I started outside when the sun was shining, but it went away, and cooled off quickly. I took another walk taking notes on the campsites - very strange utility layout - many are on the wrong end if you want your door towards the picnic table, and some of the pull through loops are difficult to tell from the road, but if you use them, your water & electric line go across what others might think is the "road". A very light rain started as I started the walk.

In the past I had some delicious "Decadent" cookies from Walmart. I know they were not the oatmeal, although those are pretty good, and now I know they are not the Cowboy cookies - too sweet. I guess I'll have to keep trying...

Dinner was Birdseye Sweet & Sour Chicken & rice.

Until Tomorrow -


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