July 1st . Up early as usual we are once again heading north on I-25. A stop at the very close Caballo Lake State Park (Come to find out Percha is part of Caballo) we can find no primitive spots with shade so we continue on.
We bypass Elephant Butte State Park as I have read many others’ views of this park and it is usually packed tight and the wind can be terrorizing at times. Not into packed parks so we keep going. A stop in Truth or Consequences which is a much smaller town than I imagined and find the library. It doesn’t open for another hour. I try McDonalds but can’t get a connection there either so we make a quick stop at Wally where they provide shaded parking in the way of solar panels!
I want a place to light over the Fourth of July weekend and it looks like Manzano Mountain State Park is up next. It’s almost a hundred miles, and we make a stop at the Abo Ruins on the way .
This place is wondrous—I love ruins and imaging what life was like for ancient peoples, and this place doesn’t disappoint.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Shawna