At The Ranch in Lakewood, NM

We did a little more than 200 miles today. What an easy run south on US 285. Four lanes all the way with very little traffic. We’re at the Escapee park “The Ranch” in Lakewood, NM just 16 miles north of Carlsbad. This is probably the friendliest SKP park we have ever visited. As soon as we arrived, a loud bell was rung announcing a visitor. Hugs all around. The a fun and funny happy hour. We’ll probably stay here one more night and then on to Ft. Stockton, TX for a night and then a 300 mile day to The Escapee Park in Hondo, TX for a week.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.