There's a little pond next to my boondocking spot at the Walmart parking lot, and there were four or five ducks hanging around, and this one stayed around long enough for me to take his picture.
I had actually been planning on staying at the Socorro Walmart for two nights because it was supposed to be windy today but when I got up this morning and was eating some breakfast it seemed pretty calm outside so I made a spur of the moment decision to drive to the next Walmart which happens to be in Belen New Mexico, and that's where I'm boondocked at the moment.
I had also planned to slowly work my way up to Las Vegas New Mexico and stay at Storrie Lake state Park, which I'm rather fond of, and maybe stay there until it was time to move up into Colorado. But glancing at the Calendar this morning I learned that this weekend is Cinco de Mayo and since that's a popular holiday in a lot of places it might have an effect on the amount of people going to the parks in New Mexico so maybe I should scurry on up to Las Vegas tomorrow to make sure that I can get a place to boondock.
It's not a big deal to make it from Belen to Las Vegas, pulling the trailer it'll take me about 2 1/2 hours. But normally I would've stretched that into a couple of days. But my experience has been when you're facing a holiday weekend it's best to find a place to stay as soon as possible.
these two pictures are for Tim who wanted to see the layout of my solar panels. This picture was taken last summer boondocked in my daughter's yard in Denver
this picture was taken this winter at Box Wash just outside of Wickenburg Arizona