The Desert Shows Off

Hello Friends! Spring is pretty much over here in the low desert southwest; we got our first triple digit day last week, but I want to share with you what the area around our little piece of the desert looks like when it is in full show-off mode. I hope you enjoy the photos.

ocotillo in the west front cactus bed

Opuntia ‘fiesta’ prickly pear ‘chenille’

creosote bush –smells heavenly after a rain

bougainvillea

Texas Sage

Dang, can’t find my clear photo of this beautiful bee attractor,

so this one with the wind blowing it around will have to do

Arizona never lacks for beautiful sunsets

Peanut Cactus in full bloom

Notocactus’ exquisite bloom

Cottontail and quail

This guy comes in every day for water

Thanks for stopping by Two Dogs Travel.

City of Rocks . . . Again

June 10th, 2019, a Monday. We have, finally, last Thursday heard from Westinghouse. They consider whatever is wrong with the generator (I haven’t talked to the mechanic yet) to be unrepairable and since it is still under warranty they are replacing it. That’s good news and progress, but it means at least another week waiting. I love this park, but I would like to move on; obviously it won’t be this week. Patience, Grasshopper.
I think I am supposed to be learning patience, no? It’s hard—Really, really hard, but one can’t complain about where we are staying while waiting. And learning. *smile*. I am doing my best not to think of a bowl of Mexican Baked Potato Soup or yummy refried beans made in the Instant Pot on this blustery day. Besides, there are still a lot of rocks you and I haven’t seen yet, so enjoy.


If you would like to read more about The City of Rocks, please go HERE

DSC_0050The Monster Above Camp
This guy watches over our camp

Thanks for coming along on our tour of New Mexico’s state parks. Hugs, Shawna

CURRENT READ: Minding Frankie, by Maeve Binchy. A novel set in Ireland about a baby girl born to a dying mother and raised by the man thought to be her father and lots of loving people who adore this little one. Loved how the author ends the book with a clear picture of how each of her characters end up.
City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM. With purchase of yearly camping pass ($225) primitive camping is free of additional charges for two week intervals. Without pass it is $10 a night for primitive sites (where we camp with pass). We have tables, a fire ring, and garbage can, water nearby, or you can stay at a site with electric for an additional $4 per night. For reserved sites with electric it is $14 per night. This state park has four vault toilets, two water spigots located near the windmills, regular flush toilets and showers at the visitor center complex, hiking/biking trails, and a botanical garden.