|Sunset from our site|
Today we took a trip further south to have a look at the town of Columbus, and the Pancho Villa state park there. It gets really close to the Mexican border, and several people have recommended we park on the U.S. side and walk over, mostly to tour the Pink Store. We decided against doing that, but enjoyed the tour on the US side.
The first thing that surprised us was seeing fields of cotton. Live and learn, we thought it would be too dry in this area:
We also saw fields of red peppers growing, not such a surprise. We also saw truckloads of the peppers coming across from Mexico. It's pepper harvest time:
The Pancho Villa park was nice, but we like the views where we're camped now. The stonework in the picnic tables at PV was pretty special:
Along the highway we noticed an odd stretched-out building. It looks like "cottages" associated with a small airport. I guess owners can fly in and stay for a while. Very private place:
|Some of the cottages. Villas? Interconnected with covered walkways.|
|At the top of the arch is a stylized airplane|
Except for the odd storm moving through, the days here are lovely. Low 20's C during the day (about 70F), down to about 10C / 48F at night.
UPDATE later in the afternoon:
We took a hike around the edge of the campground, and had a few pictures to share:
|On the path|
|Looking over part of the campground|
|A number of residences in the next valley over|
|Glowing in the late afternoon sun|
|Looks quite different in the shade|