I got to Caballo lake State Park in New Mexico before the wind started blowing. I kind of like traveling early in the morning, but what I don't like is traveling with a schedule, and right now in order to beat the wind I've had to schedule the times when I can drive and that takes a lot of fun out of full-timeing. It's the lack of schedules that makes living like this enjoyable. That's why I only have one schedule, and that's to be someplace warm in the winter and someplace cool in the summer.
I got a good nights sleep at Walmart last night. There was three or four other RVs and five or six big trucks that spent the night there. but there was plenty of room for everyone, and the Walmart in Deming welcomes RVers.
I know some folks complain about the noise and the activity when dry camping at a Walmart but it really doesn't bother me at all, I sleep just as sound there as I do while Boondocking.
Caballo Lake State Park is nice, but I'm not staying at the nicest part of it, I'm staying at a dry camping area of the park which is basically a giant rocky field where you park wherever you want. But it's only eight dollars a night and I'm right next to the lake.
Overall I have found New Mexico State Parks to be nice places to camp with very reasonable prices and I wish I could say the same about Colorado State Parks, they are nice parks but there camping prices are outrageous, and even though I've lived in Colorado for over 30 years I've stayed at very few state parks simply because the prices are so high.
I had planned on going to elephant Butte State Park in Truth or Consequences New Mexico this morning but I saw this Park first and since I've never been here before I thought I would give it a try. If I like it here I'll probably just stay here until Monday, when the winds are supposed to die down, and see what's going on in this area of New Mexico.