|From Bottomless Lake State Park in New Mexico..|
So, as we drive through a very large and flat State of Texas, I thought I'd update the Blog on our New Mexico experience. (Well, I started this in Texas, then the internet wouldn't work in Northern Texas, or in Southern Oklahoma (where the people we meet were extremely polite and friendly, and the land we drove through was lush and green, and all the towns where vibrant and busy), finally the internet started working again here in Arkansas, we just crossed into Arkansas, so I can finish this New Mexico Blog Post!) Once again, we enjoyed New Mexico, and the remote areas we are able to find. We did NOT make it up to Gila Hotsprings this year, as we did in 2010, as the mountain highwinds were TOO high for our comfort level. So, we stayed further south. The pass to Gila Hotsprings is a narrow one, we didn't need the high winds help!
We decided to head toward Roswell and look for Aliens, while finding good camping on either side.
We lucked out both times, so, this first spot wasn't a GoTo spot, just a nice spot to stop at as a layover. The second spot i recommend for a couple of days to soak in the sun and enjoy their trails. Both happened to be State Parks, which meant excellent facilities for showering, drinking water, dump stations, electricity and water at each camp site too. So, after a few days in the desert with no facilities, we were in the lap of luxury! The second spot, see below, Bottomless Lake State Park, is a place I'd likely return if I'm in the area, whereas Gila Hotsprings is a place i'd travel a week to go to. The Bottomless Lake SP has beautiful bluffs to export and an excellent running trail that goes for miles, plus a very nice spring feed 90foot deep beach! Something for everyone.
We did stop in Roswell in between.. you don't need long, but, it's fun to see the Aliens, you can see that they are trying to focus on their other industries in Roswell.. They clearly had have wonderful agricultural and artists too offer too.
I very much enjoyed Bottomless Lake State Park, we stayed for two nights, versus one as planned.
|Our campsite in Bottemless Lake State Park New Mexico, the beach was on the other side of those trees|
Well, that's it for now.. we're going to Post about Hot Springs Arkansas next. Hot Springs Arkansas is actually a National Park in the State of Arkansas. It lets you park right in the town, there are bath house enter including in the camping, and there is suppose to be one of the best BBQ places around right in that town of Hot Springs. So, we'll see and update you!
Sofie (Jerry will edit and comment later.. as he often does.. adding his twists.)
Not a lot to add Sofie has covered it pretty well. We are having a bit of an overheating problem that I will have to remedy when we get home. We got a tankful of bad gas in Texas I guess they sell all the good stuff.