It was a beautiful day at Santa Rosa state Park but by late afternoon the winds picked up, a cold front came through, and things changed drastically.
I got to Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico about 10 o'clock this morning where it was 38° and snowing lightly.
When I got up this morning I checked the weather forecast for the area and found that it's supposed to get pretty chilly and snow along my route back to Denver on Friday. That bit of knowledge got me to thinking about how little I enjoy being cold and driving through snow while towing a trailer.
So I started looking at my different options. Option one was I could stay at Santa Rosa state Park and boondock for two more days. But Santa Rosa's forecast was for rain, cloudy, chilly in the daytime and cold at night, which I could survive but it didn't sound like very much fun.
Another option was to stay at Santa Rosa state Park and move to a site with electricity for two nights until everything blows over up north. I shot down that idea because Santa Rosa has very limited grocery shopping opportunities, and there's not a Walmart in sight, which is a drag because I'm running low on a few things.
A fleeting option that went in and out of my brain in the blink of an eye, was to do what I would've done before I became a full timer which was to say, heck with it, Denver's only 400 miles away I can be there before dinner. Fortunately I've outgrown silly ideas like that so I laughed it off rather quickly.
So what I ended up with was make the easy drive to Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico, pay four extra bucks for an electric site, then sit in my easy chair and relax for two days while the weather ahead of me clears up.
That made more sense than anything else I'd thought of, especially since it involved a lot of relaxing. So tomorrow morning I'll go to Walmart and buy a few things I'm short of so I won't starve while I'm relaxing.