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Sunday, November 1, 2015, Leasburg State Park, NM, 134.3 Miles, 2,830.9 Miles for the Trip

A short travel day on NM 54, US 70 & I 25. I passed, but didn't stop at the White Sands National Monument since I stopped there on my trip in 2012. I did stop to take a photo of some interesting mountains across from the White Sands Missile range. I stopped for the day at Leasburg State Park, site 21, a water & electric site for $14.00. They have a mix of reserved sites & open ones, however the open, first come area is small, mostly non electric and there was only one site left. I drove on to the reserved area & found they have signs at each site that let you stay one night if it isn't already reserved.

I reset my MPG counter on the RAV4 since I drove over 250 miles over the days at Valley of Fires without the trailer. So, for the first 2700 miles I averaged 13.5MPG, about 1.5MPG worse than my long time average.

Very warm this afternoon, around 85°F at 3:00. Almost ran the AC, but since I spent most of the afternoon outside, I just ran the Maxxfan. The picnic tables have shade covers which were nice to sit under & read. I took a shower around 4:30, read for a bit more, then as the late afternoon color got interesting, took some photos of the desert plants in the campground.

Mountains Near White Sands Desert Plants in the Sunset
Site 21, Leasburg State Park Desert Plants in the Sunset


Dinner was a grilled chicken sandwich & the rest of the broccoli.

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