A beautiful day today, the weather was perfect. So perfect that sometimes I wish I didn't have to leave here, but my two weeks are up on Thursday so I need to ease on down the road Friday morning.
I've come up with a couple of places to go Friday, and will probably think of more before I leave but right now I'm thinking I will either go to Socorro New Mexico and spend the night at the Walmart there, which will give me another night to think about where I want to go. My procrastination gene came up with that idea. Or I will go to a BLM campground called the Valley of the Fires recreation area near Carrizozo New Mexico.
I'm leaning towards the Valley of the Fires, but the last time I was there a few years ago I had trouble finding a spot to camp. As far as I know there's no random boondocking, which the BLM calls "dispersed camping". And there's not that many improved sites to camp in so when I got there everything was already taken or they were too small for me to get into. Luckily after giving up and starting to leave, an RV pulled out and I got his spot.
Some of the benefits of being there is even though it's paid camping they accept my government geezer pass so everything is half price. And I could stay there for a week or two if I want to kill time till I head back to Colorado about the middle of May when hopefully the weather will be more to my liking.
But who knows, I've still got a couple days to think about it and I'm notorious for changing my mind at the last minute when it comes to deciding where I want to go. But at this point the Valley of the Fires is plan "A".
This is one of the picnic shelters that are at most of the boondocking sites. I never use them for anything myself, but the people camping in tents love them. They move the picnic table outside, and pitch their tent inside the shelter where it's protected from wind and rain.
A boondocking sunset.
This is a panorama of Marina Beach that I took this morning. The whole area is for boondocking so like I said before I don't think Elephant Butte State Park would ever fill up all of its boondocking areas
A tiny yellow flower that grows all over some bushes around here. The whole flower is the size of my thumbnail and are so small you would hardly notice them except they just about cover the Bush.