Las Cruces, NM
Heading out from Luna Lake to Las Cruces we had a variety of landscapes, first mountains with lots of trees, then they thinned and thinned until there was nothing but long lonely stretches of road for miles. We made the journey pretty much straight through, stopping to top off the tank and make a quick snack back in the Airstream. We arrived at our first Harvest Host spot, the Rio Grande Winery in Las Cruces a little after 4 pm. Unfortunately, I am not a wine drinker, but Joel enjoyed their local beers and we sat out on their gorgeous patio while the sun set. We dry camped near the vineyards along with two other campers, an Airstream (nice older couple) and a young couple who just purchased a van and were beginning their adventures of full time van living/travel. We had a great time talking with them and wished them a safe journey. It is nice to see people taking the leap and following their dreams.