Oh, oh ... Woke up to freezing temperatures again, and this time the campground's water lines were frozen solid.
Luckily, we had water in our fresh water tank, so we made do with that, and had to skip our showers this morning.
One of the attractions we had hoped to do while in this area, was Sitting Bull Falls. It turns out they have closed the area down, because a man-made fire swept through the area this past summer, and some of the structures are not safe.
Our drive today was vastly different than the past week or so of scrub brush, cactus, and desert.
We were climbing pretty steadily while passing through the Lincoln National Forest, and soon saw snow on the side of the road.
We continued to climb through the ski resort town of Cloudcroft, and we could tell they had recently plowed the roads. Teresa was pretty tense by then ... LOL.
There were large signs saying trucks over a certain weight or a certain length, were not allowed on this stretch of highway. By this time, Teresa is super stressed !
The decent was 6% grades for over ten miles, and there were run-away lanes for trucks that might have lost their brakes.
But our mighty V10 held our rig and car back, without me having to use our brakes at all !!
We left the mountains behind as we entered the town of Alamogordo. We are at a great Passport America park with full hookups for $13.00 tonight.
When we were checking in, the friendly clerk gave us a coupon for a pistachio and wine country store, right across from us.
Did you know that pistachios grow on small trees ??
And did you also know that the World's Largest Pistachio is also on these grounds ?
They also grow grapes for their own wines. We enjoyed some free wine tasting, and made a couple of purchases.
All in all, it was a great day !!