We left Tucson with Russ’ sister, Nancy on board, and headed to Deming NM, where our parents met in the spring of 1945. (The rest is history!) A minor detour took us to colorful Silver City NM, an unlikely location for a thriving art and restaurant scene.
Deming wasn’t much to look at as we drove through, but we found a sweet camping spot at Rock Hound State Park just outside the city.
That evening some fellow campers (full-time RVers) invited us over for a campfire, and offered a couple of suggestions that we decided to follow. One was to retrace our route back to Deming to go to the local museum (*****) and the other was to make our next overnight stop at Hueco Tanks State Historic Park near El Paso TX.
Both proved to be worthy, though we somehow managed to miss most of the famed 3,000 pictographs in Hueco Tanks, despite a rather challenging hike up the “Chain Trail” that led to some of them. Oh well, a good time was had by all.