Well, I moseyed over to the Iron Ranger at the visitor center and dropped $28 for seven days of hookup camping. So it looks like I will be here for at least another week.
That will put me back on the road about a week before Christmas, and I have a couple of choices about where I can go then....
I could go back to Rockhound State Park for Christmas. That wouldn't cost me anything, and free is good. Plus, having a Walmart fairly close by in Deming would be very handy.
Or I could go to Tombstone, Arizona, and stay at the downtown boondocking campground. That will cost me ten bucks a night, but it will give me more things to do and see. And there's no need to make a reservation for the boondocking campground since they have a very big area, and I'm sure they can squeeze me in somewhere.
Or, if money is no object, I could hightail it up I-10 to the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson and stay in their boondocking area; there's always plenty of room there, so no reservations are required. But, because of the holiday, there are no events going on at the Fairgrounds that would interest me.
Those are the only choices I've come up with that fit my "plans" of being near the Pima County Fairgrounds around the middle of January. There are other things I can do, but I don't want to backtrack if I don't need to. But while I'm running around, I want to visit the Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw for a few days.
There are sticker people, and non sticker people, and only having had two bumper stickers on a vehicle in my entire life, I think I fall into the non-sticker crowd.
While living in Miami I had a "I will give up my gun when they pry my cold dead fingers from around it" bumper sticker, and to this day I still have a "Little Britches Rodeo" bumper sticker on the back of the Arctic Fox because my youngest son was riding rodeo bulls while in high school.
A Ford van snuggles amongst the boulders, as a Star-Link satellite dish receives It's orders from low Earth orbit.
A sunrise walk amongst the boulders. There are several trails through the boulders, but as usual, I much prefer going my own way whether around boulders, or in life.