My new boondocking site at elephant Butte state Park
I made the move this morning to Elephant Butte state Park in New Mexico. It only took about two hours and with no wind it was an easy drive.
I cruised through Riverside state Park which is about 15 or 20 miles south of here which the old fat man had recommended. It was a nice location right on the Rio Grande, but it appeared full, at least any site I could get in was full. And a lot of the sites are shady because of all the nice trees in the area but for me I need all the sun I can get. Which is usually no problem because everybody else wants a shady site and I'm happy to take what's left. And another problem was I didn't see a sewer dump as I drove around the campground and I was pretty badly in need of one.
So I kept on going north to Elephant Butte which is a much larger Park and I've always been able to find a boondocking spot there. I camped at elephant Butte several times and it's always been a good experience, so I anticipate my biggest problem will be finding something new to take a picture of
I finally got around to finishing and uploading my video of the City of Rocks state Park today. It's not much of a video, all I did was stick my go Pro camera on the hood of the truck and drive around the camping area. The drive around the camping area took about 15 minutes but the video is only a merciful four minutes long. There's really only two things you can do to shorten a video like that. One is, cut pieces out of, but that would defeat the purpose of the video which was to show everyone what the whole place looked like. The other is, speed it up, which is what I did. So no I wasn't driving through the campground at 60 miles an hour scattering children and dogs in my wake. But I had to do something because no one could possibly sit through 15 minutes of watching me slowly drive through a campground.
The view from my campsite of Elephant Butte reservoir