Tatum, NM

Few times already I was surprised during my short trip that there are free campgrounds with full hook up. I agree those aren't located in a most beautiful spots, but if you are just passing by it's nice to be hooked up.

Certainly I never heard of Tatum, NM before and found out there is a campground from the website.It was located right were I needed a stop and full hookup allowed me to work on my newly purchased motorhome.

It's not easy-to-find place if you have no GPS. There is a sign you might notice driving east, but nothing on the other way.

Tatum, NM

I won't give much details on fixing stuff as there will be separate article about it, just mention I was able to install surge protector, clean black tank (which was either empty of full) and fix some minor electrical issues.

I was lucky to get WiFi password from nearby Senior house and browsing web I occasionally found myself on the TripAdvisor site looking for things to do and typed Tatum in there. It turned out there is a 1 thing to do - Poor Boy metal Art museum. I thought as the hole town is just few streets I'll find it without directions riding my bicycle. I wouldn't notice all the metal work in town If I just drove by without reading about it.

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

The place I've found was quite sad. Lots of amazing signs and other pieces of metal are, but place was closed with a note about sickness (and then death) of owner's wife and then owner's cancer.

Tatum, NM

For those who remember FidoNet! 2:5020/1611

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Looks like people are leaving this town - doubt there is any perspective for it in a future.

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Tatum, NM

Private property! But who needs it?

Tatum, NM

Stayed there 3 nights (that's the limit, although only 2 of 6 sites were occupied).

Tatum, NM

Well, I have to admit, that when I left and drove to the highway I've noticed that Poor Boy metal art place. So the other one I've found wasn't the right one. But since I was on my way already I didn't stop. Next time I guess... :)

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