|They find the best places to put campsites!|
|All these formations out in the middle of prairie grass!!|
We headed toward Deming, New Mexico so we could visit Walmart and of course get gas. We left a nice deposit at Walmart and then the gas station wasn't too bad at $2.24 a gallon for gas.
|At the rest area!!|
|Downtown Deming, NM|
We got on the road probably close to noon! Had a great drive to Hatch, New Mexico. I love that little town and all their vendors offering goodies and chiles. No, we didn't stop. Teresa texted me and told me we needed to stop at their favorite place to eat there. We did see Sparky's Burgers and BBQ the most popular place in town! We couldn't have parked even if we wanted to. Not that we wouldn't ,but it just wasn't time.
|26 to Hatch, NM..love the traffic!|
|Vendor in Hatch.|
We hit the I 25 and were pleasantly surprised at the lack of traffic! YAY. We don't like freeways but this one was great. WE passed Truth or Consequences and then decided to see if we could stay at Elephant Butte State Park. Not too far today, but with the late start we didn't want to end up with no place to stay. Pulled into the kiosk and the lady said there wasn't any available. Wait, she knew of one that pulled out this morning and was supposed to stay another day. Ok great, we paid our $14.00 and went in. Found the site and it was occupied. Ken went over to talk with the guy and an off duty camp host came out to assist. Long story short, we are in a camp host spot! Apparently oversold, overbooked or something. Nice, long site and we feel they took really good care of us!! One thing nice about Elephant Butte is that for $8.00 if there's nothing available you can camp along the beach. I don't think they really ever run out of camping spots. :)
|Along the I 25..Hatch to Truth or Consequences NM..|
|Definitely a nice site :)|
|Our view of the lake from Camp Host site..|
|His new bacon press..|
Once we got settled in I made Ken some banana bread and me some flourless peanut butter cookies. Now we have treats with our coffee. ken did his thing and then it was Happy Hour outside. The sun felt good on our backs and then he got the Little Red Campfire out and we enjoyed the warmth.
Ken bar b qued some awesome burgers for dinner! He got a burger press today so wanted to try it out. Works great! There's some modifications he wants to make, but will have to wait until we get back home.
A little tv and now this blog..then bedtime. We are hoping to make Santa Fe tomorrow and spend 2 nights. Then we'll have to book it to TN. We've still got time but....
Time for bed as 0445 comes early! (Well, that's late for Nancy!) ...