|Sunrise view from our motor home|
Roger here.... Rockhound State Park outside of Deming, New Mexico --- the definition of tranquility. This was the perfect place to unwind and relax. It is currently late afternoon after a visit to a winery and I am feeling kind of mellow right now. But, let's flash back a couple of days ago.
We have driven past this state park several times on the way to somewhere else. Every time we did so, we said that we should spend some time there. Three months ago I attempted to reserve a spot on-line. It was already full. Bummer, however, I did figure out that there were several non-reservable sites. Hmm? If we spent the previous night an hour away (Las Cruces), we could arrive early and snag one of those sites. I am so smart :-). It worked. Since we arrived early, we essentially enjoyed an extra day here.
Our campsite (with water and electric service for $14) was huge. A covered picnic table allowed us to lounge in the shade for entire days escaping the blazing sun. The temperatures in the mid 70s were perfect --- no air conditioning needed. We were situated so that the motor home protected us from some pretty impressive winds. The picture below shows Dianne demonstrating how we spent much of our time here.
We had neighbors, but they were not crammed in right next to us. The adjacent space in the photo below was vacant throughout our stay.
This view of our site gives some perspective of how the campground was literally built into the side of the mountain. Actually, just one of the mountains. We had mountain views from our site in every direction.
The pictures below were all taken from our site.
|The view from the grill master's kitchen|
|The valley below|
|Ocotillo framed by mountains and sky|
|Bright blue sky|