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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Your Ad Here The day started off with scrambled egg whites with ham and swiss on italian bread and my famous dunkin donuts homemade coffee. It was delish.

In the parking lot of the Artesia NM walmart that we stayed at, I noticed a water hose. I took advantage of it even though I was still 3/4 full.

While the water was filling I noticed the electrical boxes nearby. I wonder if they were powered. I bet they were. Had I seen them last night, I would have backed near and stealthily plugged in. Free power and water… walmart is too good to us RVers. Whenever I see an opportunity like this I ask myself, WWGD (what would Glenn do?).
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We headed south towards the Carlsbad Caverns in Whites City NM. This part of New Mexico is wide open and pretty flat. Lots of inactive oil wells can be seen from the road.
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I saw this 1960’s style gas station in Carlsbad. It was closed but still stood as a testament to days gone by.

An old hotel still very much open and well kept.

We found the entrance to the caverns and started the 8 mile drive in. The scenery was amazing... as usual.
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Unfortunately, the last elevator ride down to the caverns happened about 30 minutes before we arrived. I went in to the visitor center and checked the place out online. It is definitely a place worth spending the night and seeing tomorrow.
The RV park at the entrance to the caverns wants $33 a night. That’s a rip off for a gravel lot, power and water. Both of which I don’t really need. I figured I’d drive the 19 miles back to walmart and stay for free. Enroute, I found an empty gravel parking lot of an oil well containment area about a mile away from the caverns and am going to park here for the night. I don’t foresee anyone hassling me. If they do, I can be packed up in 2 minutes and hit the road.

It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. <--- my new motto.
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Tigger says... "Goodnight from White's City New Mexico."


  1. What did you do with the yolks?

    And do you ever ask to use the water or just assume? Just wondering.

    Have fun tomorrow. I get to sit here and watch the snow.

  2. Maria the yolks are removed by the makers i guess. I dunno what they do with them. I buy the carton of egg whites... kind of like a carton of milk.

    As for asking to use the water supply... generally I do ask. The last 2 times I have not. The only reason I haven't is because I have not been turned down by any walmart when I've asked to use their water. They are always OK with it. Asking is a bit of a pain in the butt... since the floor employee has to ask his/her boss who then has to ask the manager. I figure I am saving everyone some time and energy by just hooking up my hose and filling the tank whenever I find an active hose.

    Have you ever heard the phrase... "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission"?

    That's slowly becoming my motto.

  3. I love your new motto Donnie. It made me laugh out loud! It is you! The caverns sound interesting. Enjoy them and all the scenery today you come upon. What a trip!!!!!!

  4. I can't speak for Glenn, but I would have hooked in to that sucker!!! Apologize profusely if I got busted, but my batts would have been at 100 when I left!!