My boondocking spot At Santa Rosa Lake state Park.
I pulled into a boondocking campsite at Santa Rosa Lake state Park about 10:30 this morning, and settled in for a one night stay.
I almost didn't leave the Valley of Fires again this morning because of the wind. But I checked the wind direction and looked at my map and figured I would have sort of a tailwind for most of the way to Santa Rosa so I went ahead and hit the road. As it turns out the wind was either helping me or was just a minor annoyance while I was driving and when I pulled into Santa Rosa Lake state Park there was hardly a breeze.
I walked around and took a few pictures but there's not much to see, I'm probably a good half mile from the lake and the terrain is fairly uninteresting but it's okay by me since I'm only spending the night here, at least as far as I know.
The view from my front door is not very interesting, and I can barely see the Lake in the distance.
isn't he cute? this collared lizard lives on a rock right outside my door and looks like he's almost a foot long. I'll be glad when the grandkids are old enough that I can build them a terrarium and bring critters like this home. I always had pet lizards and snakes when I was a kid.
My last sunset at the Valley of fires. And speaking of fires, the clouds make this sunset look like a forest fire on the horizon.
Yellow flowers like this are everywhere I go, I guess I should learn the names of them, but then I would have to learn the names of all the flowers and that's just too much effort on my part.