Birds Sunset Bottomless Lakes State Park Pictures & Images

Birds at sunset at the wetlands at Bottomless Lakes State Park, in New...

Birds at sunset at the wetlands at Bottomless Lakes State Park, in New Mexico near Roswell. We've been camped here for several days, and this is one of several of my husband's photos he took that evening and I put on my blog.


15.12.2014 0

I woke this morning at first light, listening to the raucous cries of ...

I woke this morning at first light, listening to the raucous cries of wild geese  taking off from the lake down the hill from our campsite. Finally, we were on the road again, and if I hadn’t been so fixated yesterday at dusk on checking our little device that tells us the quality of our Verizon ...


03.12.2016 0

“Yes, five million gallons a day come up into Lea Lake,” Joe said...

“Yes, five million gallons a day come up into Lea Lake,” Joe said. “They go out through that ditch over there, and we have overflow culverts too. From there, they go into wetlands, through BLM lands, and eventually on into Texas.” (Click on the images below to see larger versions.) I couldn...


12.12.2016 0

When we began this trip, I wondered if I would miss the social life I ...

When we began this trip, I wondered if I would miss the social life I was used to in our small town. Not so! Sure, I sometimes miss specific people, but we’re meeting a lot of fascinating folks on the road. I’ve already blogged about some of them. We’ve stayed at nine state parks in New Mexic...


17.12.2016 0

Our plan for tomorrow is to go home, the first time I can say that sin...

Our plan for tomorrow is to go home, the first time I can say that since last November. We’re in northern New Mexico, and home is in southern Colorado, so it’s a realistic plan! Kelly and I have been talking about the many beautiful places we’ve been and the great people we’ve spent time wit...


19.01.2017 0

When we left Colorado for the winter in November, I wondered if I woul...

When we left Colorado for the winter in November, I wondered if I would miss the beauty of snow. I shouldn’t have worried. We’ve had some snow here in southern New Mexico, and this week we had a really good storm. It was more of a challenge, too, as we were camped on our land not far from Rockho...


05.01.2017 0

We’ve been camped at Sumner Lake State Park for over a week now, an...

We’ve been camped at Sumner Lake State Park for over a week now, and we love this place. Most nights, our solar panels have given us enough power that we’ve been able to stay right by the water’s edge. The weather has been nice enough for us to be outside more, but even when inside, we’re ...


10.12.2016 0

Dark Skies from Poncho Villa State Park, illustrating my blog post on ...

Dark Skies from Poncho Villa State Park, illustrating my blog post on 5 down and dirty details of RV living.


10.01.2015 0

I admit it: we’ve gloated a lot on this New Mexico trip about the we...

I admit it: we’ve gloated a lot on this New Mexico trip about the weather, that is, about the relatively benign weather we’ve been having compared with the frigid temperatures and numerous snowstorms that folks in our hometown in Colorado are experiencing. When I read a discussion on a Facebook ...


22.12.2016 0

Ah, tranquility! How much of it do you get? I’d call my life interes...

Ah, tranquility! How much of it do you get? I’d call my life interesting and generally enjoyable, but only rarely tranquil. This week we started up the motorhome (unlike on my birthday last month) and went to a nearby lake for a couple of days with our dogs. There we met up with friends and had a...


27.01.2017 0

Living and traveling in a motorhome is not always fun. For a couple of...

Living and traveling in a motorhome is not always fun. For a couple of days, it had been great–we were boondocking at the end of an almost empty boat-ramp parking lot at Caballo Lake State Park, about 15 miles south of the town of Truth or Consequences, NM. We didn’t need electricity, as our sol...


14.01.2017 0

Dinosaur tracks at Clayton Lake State Park, in northeastern New Mexico...

Dinosaur tracks at Clayton Lake State Park, in northeastern New Mexico, our first stop on a trip around the state parks I'll be blogging about as we go.


24.11.2014 0

That thing with all the points sticking out is a goathead, part of a p...

That thing with all the points sticking out is a goathead, part of a plant that does very well in drought. Most times that we walk our dogs in New Mexico, these nasty little things get stuck in their paws. One of our dogs has become quite deft at removing them, while the other dog lifts her paw and ...


01.12.2014 0

We’re in southern New Mexico now, at Poncho Villa State Park, right ...

We’re in southern New Mexico now, at Poncho Villa State Park, right on the edge of the small town of Columbus, NM and about 3 miles from the border with Mexico. Yesterday was Christmas and it was very windy but fairly warm. We walked the dogs with new friends, had dinner with old friends, and had...


15.12.2016 0

SUPER helpful list of how to get started with some of the best ways fo...

SUPER helpful list of how to get started with some of the best ways for making money farming - even on just a SMALL homestead!


20.12.2016 1

Sunrise at Conchas Lake State Park, NM

Sunrise at Conchas Lake State Park, NM


30.11.2014 0

When we emailed our family that we would be going to Canyon de Chelly,...

When we emailed our family that we would be going to Canyon de Chelly, we got immediate replies from two of them that it was one of their favorite places. Never having been there ourselves, we hoped the long drive across the Navajo Nation in NE Arizona would be worth it. It was! Canyon de Chelly was...


18.01.2017 0

New Mexico’s City of Rocks State Park is a favorite of many traveler...

New Mexico’s City of Rocks State Park is a favorite of many travelers. We had loved it when we were there over 15 years ago, and I think we loved it even more when we spent a couple of nights there recently.The geological formations are amazing, and most of the campsites are tucked right in among ...


16.01.2017 0

Ute Lake reflects the clouds at Ute Lake State Park, in eastern New Me...

Ute Lake reflects the clouds at Ute Lake State Park, in eastern New Mexico. We're camped there, enjoying the beauty all around us.


25.11.2014 0

We are at Ute Lake State Park in eastern New Mexico, happy to have a 4...

We are at Ute Lake State Park in eastern New Mexico, happy to have a 4G internet connection that allows us to stream music all day and work online as well. We saw a few other campers in a section of the park where there are electric hookups, but we have this section, with water hookups only, to ours...


07.12.2016 0

Here we're camped at Ute Lake State Park in eastern New Mexico, surrou...

Here we're camped at Ute Lake State Park in eastern New Mexico, surrounded by water on 3 sides of our rig. This spot is #7 in the Oldham Circle part of the Logan Park, and had no electricity. With solar panels on our roof, we stayed there 3 days till clouds came in. Then we mov...


01.12.2014 0

“I’m guessing you’re a full timer,” I said to the tall man wit...

“I’m guessing you’re a full timer,” I said to the tall man with a friendly smile who was camped a couple of sites away from us at Conchas Lake State Park in New Mexico. I nodded at his South Dakota license plates, but his camping setup was also a clue. His SUV was loaded with plastic contain...


08.12.2016 0

We’ve just spent ten days at the South Monticello Point campground, ...

We’ve just spent ten days at the South Monticello Point campground, part of New Mexico’s Elephant Butte State Park, but some ten miles north of the better-known parts of the park. Why? Several reasons…


15.01.2017 0

Yesterday afternoon I glanced out our motorhome window and saw a medi...

Yesterday afternoon I glanced out our motorhome window and saw a medium-sized black dog trotting by. Luckily, both of our dogs were asleep on the floor and didn’t bark. I went back to my computer. I looked up a few minutes later, and a horse was following the route the dog had taken. No humans we...


09.01.2017 0

In April and May the bright red flowers of a claret cup cactus, Echino...

In April and May the bright red flowers of a claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidatus, appear beneath the Organ Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico.


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