The tournament fisherman are just starting to come back to the boat docks. They have a great launch ramp here that can launch and recover four or five boats at the same time.
Another beautiful day today low 50s at night, low 80s in the daytime, and a light breeze, just about perfect.
I was going to go to downtown T or C and take some pictures this morning but at the last minute I was overwhelmed by laziness and decided I might do it another time. Now some folks could consider that procrastination instead of laziness. But procrastination indicates something will probably get done in the future and since I don't want to put myself under that kind of pressure laziness is more descriptive.
I have to admit that with me laziness and procrastination are pretty hard to tell apart, so I have given up trying to tell which mental problem causes my lack of action and just accepted the fact that laziness applies to most of the things I don't do and use that as a catchall definition that covers just about everything.
My New Mexico nonresident annual pass expires on the 19th so before the Easter holiday I need to get up to the office at the state Park entrance and get a new pass. Even though there's a lot of BLM boondocking in New Mexico, so I could stay in New Mexico for free if I wanted to, I feel that the price of the state parks are such a bargain not to mention nice, safe places to boondock, the $225 a year cost seems very reasonable to me.
It's been very peaceful and quiet around here, but all that will end starting Thursday afternoon when the thundering herd starts moving in for the holiday weekend. Things always change drastically for the worse when the non-RVers fill up the state parks.
But fortunately at Elephant Butte State Park there is a long beach that attracts the noisy holiday revelers like a free keg party at a frat house. And most of the young people with their loud music, which is often drowned out by their loud generators, head straight for the beach where they have water access for their abominable personal watercraft.
So that will leave me sitting high and dry up on a ridge overlooking the mayhem down below, far enough away not to be bothered by it, but close enough to watch some of them getting stuck in the sand. Life is good.
This professional fisherman has about the biggest fish finder I've ever seen I've had televisions that had a screen smaller than that.
This guy looks too young to be a professional fisherman. I wish I could've been a pro fisherman at his age, the only thing stopping me was I didn't have a boat like that, I didn't have any money, and I seldom caught a fish.
A lot of the professional fishermen milling around the docks. This boat caught my eye because I've never seen an outboard motor that set that deep in the water. Maybe he's sinking and just doesn't know it yet.
I think even Barney the old fat man could catch a fish if he drove a truck like this. When you pull up in this truck the fish know you mean business.