Thursday, January 07, 2010

Arizona and Warmth Finally

We spent the past 2 days in Deming, New Mexico at a Escapees park. It was nice to have a day to catch our breath. I had forgotten Travis' heartworm medication and his flea/tick treatment. We found a veterinarian office and inquired if we could obtain the meds from them. We needed a prescription from our vet. After supplying the phone number to our vet, the office staff made the call. Long story cut short, we were not able to obtain the meds without Travis being tested for heartworm, which had been done in September. Travis has been subjected to so much recently that we said no we will get the meds in Mexico. So we decided that upon leaving Deming we would head for Yuma, Arizona where we will be able to go into Mexico.
We left Deming as it was preparing to be hit today with the cold weather that was hitting the eastern part of the United States. The nighttime temperatures while we were there were below freezing, water hoses had to be disconnected or they were frozen in the morning. We wanted to get to the west of the cold front. We settled in for the night at Casa Grande at another Escapee park. I had called the park prior to our arrival to ask if they had any spaces available. At that time there was one space available with hook-ups and boondocking spaces. They do not take reservations so we just decided to take a chance and luckily a space was still available when we got here. It was also warm here. We could open some windows and be outside without coats. At 9pm it is 47 degrees outside and the motorhome heatpumps have not come on, yet. It just feels so much better to be in warmer weather. Tomorrow we will continue on to Yuma.