Cost was $12.50 for full hookups, including 50 amp electricity. The park was clean and spacious, and the owners were very friendly when we checked in.
The town of Van Horn is similar to other West Texas desert towns. There is a main street lined with motels, gas stations and restaurants, and little else. People always seem to be friendly in these places, and are interested to hear about Canada.
We spent a comfortable night, and left in the morning at around 10:00am. Our destination was Deming, NM, a distance of 220 miles, and we would gain one hour as we entered the Mountain Time zone. Temperature when we left Van Horn was 31F, and there was very light freezing drizzle. I wasn't too concerned, as the ground and road surfaces were relatively warm, and there wasn't much danger of slippery roads, although I would certainly be on the lookout for ice.
We headed west on I-10, and gradually climbed to an altitude of 4800 feet, around the town of Sierra Blanca. The temperature dropped to 27F as we climbed, and fortunately the road surface was mostly dry.
|I-10 near Sierra Blanca|
|Rest area at the NM state line|
We arrived at Deming at 2:00pm.
|Border Patrol station on I-10 west of Las Cruces|