Location: Marriott Courtyard at NMSU Las Cruces, NM
It was time for service to the RV and Dave Riker and I had an engagement for FM EXCEL in Dayton OH, so we decided that ElizaBeth would check-in at a hotel, the coach would head to John and Tom at Affordable RV and Marine, and Sugar, Pepper, and Izzy would enroll at Camp Calista. Since the ribbon-cutting for the hotel on the NMSU campus took place just two weeks before, we decided that the Marriott Courtyard would be good to try.
We get to add Lubbock County to our map and we’re here for a week while I teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit with Hilda Cordero and Michael Nevarez for Texas Tech Facilities Management. It is 101 degrees F. More to come from Red Raider Country –
This is our first repeat stop since we started full-time, although we have stayed at Wagon Master in Sanger many times. We are ambivalent about it, we like to explore new places but we also enjoyed this park.
We saw this Raton Pass Camp and Cafe when we came through headed north but thought it might be too tight. When we were looking for places on the return trip, the park website convinced me that we could make it work. We were sure glad we did.
Six states now and that’ll hold for a while, as we work our way back to New Mexico. First, though it’s off to Denver and the APPA Annual conference. We broke up the Sioux Falls to Denver trip into three legs: to Gretna, Platte, and then Denver, or rather, Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.
ElizaBeth was great about wanting me to continue to teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit, as was CAPPA, and we had planned for one at South Dakota State University since January. We wanted a really good park since she would be by herself during the day, and we had to go to Sioux Falls – but it was worth it. I drove to Brookings each day.