I arrived at Deming New Mexico about 10 o'clock this morning after having a really nice tail wind blowing me out of Benson Arizona and into the Escapees campground in Deming. The wind was still blowing today just not as bad as yesterday and it had shifted around and was coming straight out of the West so it was a great benefit to my travels. I only signed up for one night of boondocking here at the Escapees Dream Catcher RV Park so I'm not going to bother to unhook.
I'm still trying to make up my mind which New Mexico state Park I want to go to tomorrow. The City of Rocks State Park near Silver City, or Elephant Butte State Park near Truth or Consequences, there both easily accessible from Deming and both are good places to be. The problem is they both have good points and bad points and since I'm going to be staying at one of them till after Easter I need to pick the one that's best to hunker down in.
As for the City of Rocks State Park, it's an interesting place to be, and has some nice picture taking opportunities. But it gets kind of crowded because its not all that big, and a lot of the boondocking spots among the rocks aren't big enough for a 30 foot trailer. Most of the spots aren't reserveable, their first come first serve, and it's a long drive just to find out the place is full. And it's kind of a long way into Silver City to buy groceries or gas.
Elephant Butte state Park is one of my favorites. It has good boondocking, Walmart and other shopping is fairly close by. Its big and spread out so it can hold a lot of people without feeling crowded, and I've spent an Easter there before so I know the crowds are tolerable. But I've been there numerous times in the past so there's not much there that I haven't seen or done.
There's also another Park which is closer than the other two which is Rock Hound State Park just outside of Deming. I've left it out of my choices because the boondocking is not that great, it's very small, very crowded, and often very full. So I've more or less crossed it off my list of places to stay.
Decisions, decisions. I guess there's worse things in life than having decisions like that to make. But I'll still put off making that decision until the last minute, probably when I'm sitting in the truck in the morning telling my GPS where I want to go. I think I need a GPS that tells me where to go and a truck that drives itself. That way I could lay back and enjoy the ride and then be surprised wherever I end up.