After we left Copper Mountain RV Resort in Arizona, we headed off towards New Mexico to see what this state had for us… Propane was not one of them. If your traveling through New Mexico, get your propane in Arizona or Texas. We came across one gas station that would fill our propane tanks in the state. This is including truck stops.
We found this spot that we wanted to boondock for the night (Sonoran Desert National Monument) solely because they had life size dinosaurs statues that we thought would be interesting to see so we went. To make a long story short all we got on that trip was a 1 ton truck with a 35′ 5th wheel on a dirt road passing “no entrance” signs and caution signs of possible smugglers in the area. We had to keep driving the dirt road due to no room to turn around, until we found a tight spot that we were able to get a 90 degree turn around with a few forward and reverse trips. We start heading back to HWY 10 and all of the sudden we have 4 quads and a side by side racing down the road towards us, and I’m thinking “great! They think we are smuggling Mexicans in our trailer” but then they turned off another road. After all of that, we decided to travel about 40 miles East of Tucson Arizona and boondock at the rest area for the night.
Night 2 went a lot better, and less noise. After about 6 attempts to use our harvest host membership we finally got to use it at the Sombra Antigua Winery 30 miles North West of El Paso Texas. This was an awesome first experience and the owners also offered us electricity and water hook up. They had another dog that our dog could run with in the fields, the kids had room to roam the area, and explore, while Brandy and I did wine tasting (and me beer tasting). We did end up buying a bottle which surprisingly we both enjoyed (since we are not wine drinkers). Below is the information for this winery if you are in the area and want to make a stop or your with Harvest Host and would like to stay a night here. They have room for 2 spaces up to 45′
Contact: David & Theresa Fisher
Address: 430 La Vina Rd., Anthony, NM 88021
Located: 30mi NW of El Paso TX; 6mi W of I 10 exit 162; ½ mi dirt road. Parking is on gravel.
Telephone: (915) 241-4349
GPS Coordinates: 32.023762 -106.67889
Hours: Thurs-Mon 12-6pm or by appt.
More: Live music most Saturdays, located near El Camino Real, limited water & elec avail.
Have a good night and we will see you all in Texas for our next adventures.