This park is used for overnighting travelers a lot, I think. Friday night the row we are in was full…Saturday morning it cleared out completely and we were the only ones left. By Saturday evening it was mostly full again. Once again Sunday morning many of those around us pulled out and that afternoon it started filling up again. Pretty sure that’s routine as it continued for the entire 5 days we were here.
Michael spoke with our Saturday night neighbor on the door side for quite a while and even ended up having him email us a picture of his axle tag so that we could find out the particulars about his axle as he might be interested in purchasing a disc brake kit. Woohoo!
Sunday we decided to do a little ‘touristing’ and headed out to find the remains of Fort Cummings an old Army outpost from the 1800s. We had conflicting directions but hoped we could find it…out in the big middle of the New Mexico desert.
We followed the first part of the directions with no problem…but that’s where we ran into problems as the directions after that point weren’t very clear. We drove down every little dirt road we came across…some that were more trail-like than road-like and came to several dead ends and ended up turning around. After an hour or so of searching we decided to give up. We had little to no internet service so the internet wasn’t of much help.
Michael did some more research when we got back into town where we had better internet and thinks he can get us there now. We’re planning to stop here on the way back east (made our reservations at the office today) and will go in search again. Find and conquer…we will! (a little Yoda/Star Wars-y thing going on there…LOL!)
After our unfruitful search we stopped at China Restaurant. It has glowing reviews on Yelp and did not disappoint at all! We really enjoy a ‘sit-down’ Chinese restaurant to a buffet but they are becoming harder and harder to find…especially really good ones.
We ordered several dishes as we like to share and then have plenty for leftover meals. Portions here are HUGE so we will have leftovers to enjoy for quite some time! yahoo!) We ordered hot & sour soup (me – some of the best I’ve had), egg flower soup (Michael), egg rolls (nice and crispy but could have had a bit more meat inside), cheese wontons (prefer crab rangoon, but these were good), pork fried rice (out of this world yummy), strawberry chicken (much like sweet & sour chicken – super crisp & flavorful) and vegetable chicken (who would have thought that chicken, broccoli, carrots, celery & cabbage could taste SO good!?).
There is no doubt that we will be back anytime we are back in Deming. Just wish we could find more places like this across the US.
While Michael was doing some work at the dining table the sun was shining in the window so he reached up to pull the shade down and one of the screws gave way…creating a small project for Michael. In order to reattach the screw he had to remove the cornice from around the window. Which he did and then stood on one of the dining chairs rather than on the step stool that we have for such purposes to finish his small repair job. However, the chair was much handier…but is now minus a leg…and requires another repair job. The trickle down effect of one loose screw…geesh!
We head out tomorrow for one more overnight before we hit Quartzsite on Thursday for our first RV Show. Not sure how much time I’ll have to blog while we’re there but I will try to put together at least one post midway through our 11 night stay and let you know how things are going. Your prayers and good ju-ju would be much appreciated! 🙂