We spent about a month back in Wisconsin to transition from the teardrop camper back into our RV. We had some time to catch up with family and friends. Tom was able to get out to spend some time in the woods hunting. I worked at the dental office a few days and started my new job with Primal Air as an OMT.
From Wisconsin we headed to Minnesota to watch my sister and niece show their horses. Both of them did so well. I really got the itch to ride horses again. Maybe I can do some horse showing in the future.
We left MN and traveled south staying at multiple Harvest Host places along the way. We were finally able to put the Kansas sticker on the map. We have no idea with all our travels we have not stayed overnight in Kansa before this. Tom did not like the wind while we traveled through that state as we drove toward Oklahoma City.
Once we got to Oklahoma, we stayed on Jp’s property outside Norman, OK. He is a friend that we met on the trail in the Shenandoah National Park. It was a great spot and we loved and spoiled his guard dogs and almost burned down his property. The breeze there and the dry grass is no joke.
While we were there, we watched my sister horse show at the NRHA Futurity Show. We had a really great time. We checked out some breweries, walked the riverwalk, ate some BBQ, spent time at the Cowboy Museum and the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum, and Mike and Tom went to a Sooners football game. Unfortunately, our bikes were stolen from us when we were camping at the Oklahoma State Fair grounds. We are learning lessons about what our insurance really covers and what it does not.
We have stayed at Bottomless Lake State Park for the second time since we started this journey. It is a great spot just outside Roswell, NM.
Another spot that we camped at for two nights is Hueco Tanks State Park, TX. It is a place that has over 6,000 pictographs. We hiked all the self-guided trails and took a guided tour as well. This place is defiantly worth it. When you go, take the tour.
Today we are traveling from New Mexico to Arizona. The last two night we stayed at Sierra Vista dispersed camping outside of Las Cruces, NM. It made for an easy drive to White Sands National Park yesterday. Tonight, we are staying in Bowie, NM at a RV park. We checked out two wineries in Wilcox. One is called Coronado Vineyards, and another is called Bird and Barrels Vineyards. I tried a tannat wine that was amazing.
We plan to hang around Tucson for a bit. Tom might look for a winter job there if we like it. It looks like there is a lot to do in that area. Otherwise, we will stick with our plan to stay in the Quartzite area. We are enjoying the warmer weather down here. I have been enjoying the sunrises and the sunsets.
Places we have camped since leaving WI: