Thursday, December 15, 2011

Deming, New Mexico

When leaving Catalina State Park in Tucson, we were undecided on just how far we should drive.  When we stopped at the New Mexico Welcome Center for a little lunch, Steve was torn between driving another 40 miles-ish to Deming and stay the night at an Escapees Park there, OR driving all the way to Alamogordo.  He finally decided he wanted to avoid the potential for setting up in the dark, and so we pulled into the Escapees Park in Deming. 

So glad we did….God is good, because look what we needed to take care of ASAP!  Yes, this is the “prettied up” version.  Steve went into the office to check in for the night, and when he returned to the truck, he happened to notice something was awry.  Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement.  It’s a bit disconcerting to realize that out of the four wheels on your rig, one of them is entirely missing.  ;)  Did I mention that God is sooo good.  Do you have any idea how bad this could have been?  The axle was hovering inches above the ground, yet never touched and got damaged.  And when the lugnuts broke & the wheel launched, not a single thing on the rig was damaged!!  And of course, the guy who pulled into the site next to ours just minutes after us had the patience, tools, and expertise Steve needed to help him think clearly and get the whole deal taken care of.  Heh, heh…all in a day’s work!

This was taken while we were in the process of fixing it. We had already taken off the outer cover. 

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