It often comes as a surprise, therefore, when one is more than 1,600 miles from home to discover that one’s campground neighbors are ‘practically’ neighbors from back home.
Well, in reality, Rob and Nann of Beaverton, Ore., live more than 360 miles from Spokane; however, seeing an Oregon license plate bridges a lot of geographic distance.
For the past five years, Rob and Nann have climbed into their dually one-ton pickup truck and Fleetwood Caribou 12′ camper to drive to Phoenix or Oklahoma to have Thanksgiving dinner with their son’s family.
This year they are staying a few extra days in New Mexico’s Pancho Villa State Park until mid-December in order to attend their son’s graduation ceremony at Arizona State University where he is receiving his Ph.D.
“We fell in love with this park,” said Nann. “We’re happy just sitting in the sun catching up on our reading. Something we often don’t take time to do at home.”
Photo: Rob and Nann of Beaverton, Ore., staying in Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM. (Julianne G. Crane)