Our rest day is in Columbus, NM today. It is a small state park with a lot of history. Specifically, it is the location of the first aero squadron in the United States as well as a location where Pancho Villa invaded the United States and killed some civilians and military personnel. A member of the First Aero Squadron Foundation, Ric, came and gave us a wonderful presentation about the history of the squadron. He lived through much of it being a child in the 1930’s and a civilian and military pilot.
The next video gives a pretty good picture of life on one of our camping sites.
The small tent in the middle is a portable cold shower that we use when there are no local shower facilities available. There were showers at this campground, but they were closed due to Covid-19.
Most of the group went across the border to an apparently famous/infamous store they called the “Pink Store.” I took the time to just decompress and get caught up on a few things.