Some of my fellow RVers waiting out the storm at the Trinidad Co. Walmart
Looks like it's going to be another night at Walmart for me... And quite a few others. The high wind warnings are still in effect for this area so staying at the Walmart for another night seems like the prudent thing to do.
My biggest accomplishment for the day was to put some fuel in the truck. I know that doesn't sound all that difficult especially considering there's a small truck stop right across the highway from me, but yesterday I drove over there twice pulling the Arctic Fox and it was so crowded I couldn't get to a pump. So this morning when I saw I was gonna have to stay here for another day I unhitched the Arctic Fox and drove the truck over there. Even then I had to wait for a while to be able to get to a pump but at least I wasn't blocking up a bunch of other people with the Arctic Fox. I've boondocked at a lot of Walmarts over the years and that was the first time I've ever unhitched. I know you're not supposed to do that but my fuel tank was almost empty and I was starting to worry that I wouldn't be able to get any fuel while pulling the Arctic Fox.
I'm not sure why that truck stop was so crowded for the last 2 days, I've stopped there many times in the past without a problem. Normally I would've just kept driving to the next gas station, but yesterday I was fighting headwinds trying to get to Trinidad and my fuel mileage was pretty poor, I think I was getting around 7 miles per gallon instead of my more normal 10 to 12 miles per gallon. So my fuel gauge was sitting on empty when I got to the Trinidad Walmart and the next gas station was in New Mexico on the other side of Raton pass.