Turtle Mode at White Sands Missile Range
We are in full turtle mode….in the worst weather I have experienced other than a full-on blizzard in Colorado. (Including hurricanes & typhoons) Turtle mode means we have pulled in the slides and are camping without our typical comfort.
Our location is east of Las Cruces and north of El Paso at the White Sands Missile Range RV campground. White Sands National Monument is east. Nice place this morning, although the wind was bad last night. Starting at 2 pm wind up to 70 knots started bouncing the house and proved to us how many drafts we really have. Rainwater is coming up from below and entering the RV from every location not sealed.
The trailer in this picture was moving slowly across the parking lot dragging it’s post along the way. I could understand it but the wind was directly from the mountains in the picture, making it a crosswind to the trailer. On one of my few trips outside, I put rocks behind the wheels to stop it from moving. Had it reached the ditch on the left side of the picture, I was afraid that it might tip over. Along the edge of the mountains on this side, there is a pine forest. we were treated to 70 mph pine cones coming across this parking lot.
I stored the kayaks under the RV and slowly they are getting away. A colony of ants has decided that our RV is on higher ground. I don’t expect a break until tomorrow evening at the earliest. We will make it hopefully without damage assuming the shade structure next to the RV doesn’t fail.
Colorado will get the storm soon.
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