Met up with friends at Rockhound State Park
It was a bit windy from Silver City to Rockhound SP, but not too bad. When I arrived and after I settled in I was met by my good friends Jim and Gayle and Debbie. They had been here since Sunday. I was lucky to get a site directly across from them. We did a little catching up on what we had done and where we had been since last seeing each other. It sure is great meeting up with old friends.
I settled in to an electric/water site for $14 per night. I could have got this same site for $4 per night if I paid for the New Mexico Annual Pass for $225, but I decided that I probably would not be in New Mexico that much this year.
Hiking at Rockhound
Yesterday we all went for a short hike. I had slightly twisted my ankle while hiking at the Gila Cave Dwellings, but it did not give me any trouble.
Here is a pic of Gayle, Debbie and Jim on the trail to the Visitors Center.
The wind started blowing in the afternoon and it started getting stronger and stronger. You could see the dust clouds off in the distance in Deming. In the evening the dust clouds had reached us and this was a view out my window.
It was rock and roll the entire night, however we have a pleasant little breeze now and no more dust. This is a view of the sunset in the middle of all that dust. You would normally be able to see the lights of Deming, but not tonight.
Perfect weather now…
The wind stopped and it is now a perfect day although a bit chilly. Chica now feels more comfortable as she does not like it when the rig is rocking and rolling. We are planning on going into a brewery in Deming this evening for dinner. It should be fun. We had planned on going there last night but the weather man just did not want to cooperate.
I took this pic of our campsite with Deming in the background.The sky is perfectly blue with no clouds whatsoever.
Paid through Saturday…
I will probably leave here and head north to Elephant Butte State Park on Sunday. I wish I had longer to stay here but I do have to get my phone fixed as the speaker does not work at all. I can only tell if a person calls if it vibrates. BUMMER!!! Especially since I purchased it only a few months ago.
Trying to get caught up with the blogs I read…
I follow certain blogs which I love to read, but when you are in an area without Internet or cell phone service it makes it difficult. I am almost caught up with many of them. Oh well, the life of a fulltime RV’er can really be tough. HA!
Those wind storms sure kick up a lot of dust. Good thing Chica was inside – she looks like a strong wind could blow her away!! She sure is a cute little pooch. Have you ever found any good rocks at the park? Russ and I love rocks.
Very nice photos. The one looks like a sandstorm to me. Envy you having such blue sky. All grey and cold here. :((
We’re having calm weather here finally. Our girls hated the wind in the MH but with the fiver, it doesn’t rock near as much and usually we can keep them pretty calm. Have fun tonight with your friends.
In order to have calm winds and no blowing sand we have moved to Oceanside CA. Now we have the breezes, traffic congestion and noise. I miss the desert.
OK, I wouldn’t mind trying a tough “retired” life for a bit. May you not suffer too much! 🙂
Great shots of the dust storm. Had a great time at dinner tonight with you and the rest of the gang.
The wind storms remind me of when we came from michigan with our family in our highlight trailer and mom and dad went into town and we were alone with the gusty winds- it was a bit spooky! and i love the indian rock caves – i remember going with mom and dad somewhere i think in arizona to see something like this- what an amazing view they had in these ruins. Chica Chica you are sooo tiny and cute!