A Snow Day in Las Cruces
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
159Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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Most of the town was shut down. Lynn wanted to visit the Branigan Culture Center, but, Closed. The schools and even the police department offices were also not open. We did find an Albertson's and did our shopping. Since it was Wednesday, the had a 10% off on all purchases
Since it was after one PM and we were hungry, we used the phone to locate some place to get a burger. We went to five restaurants to find them all closed. Finally we did get to Dick's Restaurant, where we had a decent lunch. The Farmers Market, not surprising, was also not in operation.
We returned via Hwy 185, a two-lane road to camp. It was intermittantly snow-packed and icy and wet. This in spite of the fact that it never got over 18˚. I assume that the earth here is still warm enough to keep the thaw going.
I spoke with the Camp Host(ess) and asked about staying an extra night, until the roads clear and we can move on to Alamogordo, about half way to Roswell. No problem. She was quite surprised that we had ventured out and down to the "Closed-down Town". Being from Montana, we don't always know what the best choices are. No big deal, since we got back safely and a bit wiser. The winters here for the next twenty years or so should be "bare and dry" after this storm.
I took only the one picture, through the windshield of the coach to give you an idea how it looks as I type this. We'll be here until at least Friday, so more to follow.