there were few clouds last night at sunset, but they weren't pretty clouds, they were thick clouds that blocked off the sun so the sunset didn't look all that great.
A restful night at Rockhound State Park. It got down into the mid-20s last night, which is pretty noticeable when you're sleeping without heat, but I have enough bedding to keep me warm, so the only time it's cold is when I get out of bed to turn on the heater and wait for the Lance to warm up.
I just took a bunch of pictures at Rockhound two weeks ago. Was it two weeks ago? That time went by so fast; it felt like I was here the day before yesterday. I'm having so much fun my weeks are like days. But anyway, not wanting to take the same pictures repeatedly, I dug out my infrared camera and took a few snapshots of the area. I don't know if infrared pictures look better than any other picture, but at least there different.
Rockhound State Park no longer has any first come, first serve campsites, as City of Rocks does, or as the New Mexico state parks call them, "walk-up" sites; everything is reservation only. Now, I don't mind that too much, except I have to pay a fee to that $#@#$% company Reserve America, but at least I can make a reservation the day before I go without a problem, in less you want hookups, then its a problem.
You can't tell which New Mexico State Parks have first-come-first-serve sites without asking a host or a Park Ranger because it isn't written anywhere, such as the website of that ^%$^&* company Reserve America, which doesn't show any first come, first serve sites on their maps that you have to use to make reservations.
I decided to re-up for another couple of nights. I enjoy it here; it's peaceful and quiet. There are a few more pictures I would like to take; tomorrow and the next day are supposed to be cloudy, which is great, and I have no place in particular I need to be that's better than where I am at the moment.
Even though this paved area looks like a sidewalk it's actually a gutter the takes the rainwater coming off the hills through the park and out the other side.
I wonder if this pop-top Mercedes van is the same one I saw at the City of Rocks a while back? Nope, I just checked the picture of the City of Rocks van and it was a different color. But other than that they look exactly the same.
A heads up to anyone that may have an aversion to infrared pictures. I took a few infrared snapshots today and I'm posting them below this picture. So if infrared pictures cause you to suffer dizziness, confusion, memory loss, arthritis, cataracts, the strangles, saddle sores, parvovirus or the vapors, its not the pictures... It's old age.
Campers In the hookup section.
This is the footpath that winds up into the hills around Rockhound.