Highway 60 to Highway 70

Early morning, May 21st, we head east under partly cloudy skies. The clouds are breaking up after the light rain last night. It is cool and a glorious morning. We head toward Safford AZ, catching Hwy 70, dubbed “The Old West Highway”, toward Lordsburg NM. The drive is pretty and we pass through the Gila Valley, farming country with what must be cotton as I see a ginning plant near the newly planted fields

Some interesting mountains catch my eye


Hooking up the iPod after a potty stop for the boys, oldies take me back to my younger days. A meme from Face Book comes to mind that features Forrest Gump saying “And just like that 1969 was fifty years ago.” Where did the time go? Memories, both good and not so good come flooding back and I catch myself getting a bit maudlin. Time to switch to some classical stuff.

We decide to stay in Lordsburg NM which ends up being a good choice as a ferocious wind arrives soon after we light in the Veteran’s Park, rocking the van and pummeling the trees. After sunset the wind suddenly disappears and we have a peaceful, quiet night; cool, perfect sleeping weather.

There isn’t another soul staying here, and it is a shame that it is so underused. It has covered picnic tables, BBQs, water spigots scattered here and there, and garbage bins. You must be self-contained as there are no toilets facilities, but there is no charge to stay here. The sites are a decent distance apart, and although close to a highway there is little traffic.

We stay two nights and then head east on I-10 toward the beginning of our summer adventure.  .Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Shawna