I got to Storrie Lake state Park in Las Vegas New Mexico about 11:30 this morning. I consider that just about the ideal time to arrive anywhere I'm planning on camping. It's early enough that most people haven't stopped for the night yet, and its late enough that most of the overnighter's have left already. And since I'm not in a hurry to get anywhere it doesn't matter to me if I only drive two or three hours a day, in fact I prefer it.
Since I stop at Storrie Lake state Park both going to and leaving from Colorado, I mentioned before that the dump station here at the campground is closed, and for lack of money, has been for years. But glory be ! It looks like they stumbled into a pile of money, maybe it's all those New Mexico annual passes I buy, because they're in the process of building a gigantic drain field right next to the dump station. I haven't asked anyone yet when it will be completed but it sure will be helpful to me to be able to dump here before I head for Denver.
Checking the weather forecast it looks like there's a front coming through and it's going to get a might chilly, and a bit breezy for the next few days, and in New Mexico breezy can quickly turn into blowing big rigs off the interstate before you know it. I had figured on staying here for two nights but because of the winds I'm probably going to stay here for the weekend and leave on Monday when things are supposed to blow over.
I can boondock here for free because of my New Mexico annual pass but I paid the optional four dollars a day for an electric hookup because it's going to be kind of chilly the next few days. And especially when it's going to be chilly I can amortize the cost of the electricity by the money I save not burning propane. The cost of propane for heating, running the refrigerator, and cooking, for the time I'm here would probably be almost as much as the four dollars a day for electricity so its just about a wash.
I guess it got pretty cold in northern New Mexico during that last cold front that brought the snow to Denver. All along I-25 trees that should've been turning yellow were full of dead Brown leaves that obviously froze before they ever got a chance to change colors.
It feels good to be back on the road again, even though when I'm living in Denver I'm just about as free as a person can get, being on the road adds another dimension to the freedom, the freedom to wake up in the morning and decide to go somewhere or sit still is a great feeling. The ability to hitch up and leave for no other reason than you want a new view is the freedom seldom experienced by anyone other than the wealthy.
But I'd rather do it by being a full-timer, wealth brings far too many problems. Just look at all the wealthy people with alcohol and drug problems, if being wealthy is so great how come they can't deal with it without drinking. I guess some of them are happy, but it appears a lot of them aren't, but I am, and I don't have to drink to get that way, I just look out my window.