Sunday, March 11, 2012

Did You Remember? and More Catching Up

Van Horn, TX.

29 Deg. clear, SW wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast = Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the WNW at 15-25 mph

Did you remember to turn all of your clocks ahead 1 hour?

Nothing much happened around here yesterday, so I thought I'd get caught up on some photos. This first one is the view you see of the Ft. Stockton, RV Park in Fort Stockton, TX.

As you're driving into the park on the above road and you look off to the right, this is what you see.

A little further down the road, you make a right turn and come to the office. As you can probably tell by the building, it used to be a KOA park

In the photo below, you see me in my site and the native plants that I talked about the other day.

Like I said, Jim and Linda like this park. You have to remember that this park in in a desert type climate, so you don't have big trees or lots of green grass.

In this next photo, you can get an idea of the dust that was blowing around as we pulled into the Eagle's Nest RV Park here in Van Horn. These hills/mountains, are just a short distance from the park and it was so dusty, it almost looked like fog. : (

The office

The pull-through sites.

From the office, if you turn to the right and go all the way to the last row, you will find that these sites are longer and can accommodate very large RVs. My site is plenty long enough to leave CLT hooked up behind me and still have the utilities located about 1/2 way down my left site.

I pretty sure that to many people these RV Parks seem barren without much vegetation, but you have to remember, many things do not grow here, and if they do, they're many times smaller than you might expect. It's very dry in this area, so cactus and small trees are the norm, and the dryness, also means there's lots of dust to blow around when it gets windy.

To me, there's a different kind of beauty to the landscape. If you just drive by and just see rocks and cactus, you're missing a lot. Look at the rock formations, the different kinds of cactus, the layers of rock and dirt that make up the hills and mountains. And don't forget to watch for all different kinds of wildlife.

You may be surprised at what you see if you look. ; )

Did you know that the annual precipitation for Van Horn, TX. is only 12"?   The annual precipitation for Columbus OH, is 40".

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