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Monday, November 2, 2015, Rockhound State Park, NM, 86 Miles, 2,916.9 Miles for the Trip

Since I only planned to drive a short hop to Deming & Rockhound State Park, I hung around the campground until close to 10:00. I stopped in Deming at the post office to be sure they can accept a general delivery overnight envelope. I know some post offices won't, but they assured me that they can. Why? Because I discovered something I forgot to pack - extra checks. Since many campgrounds don't do credit cards, particularly those that do self registering, I needed checks, and discovered I only had 3 left. So, a friend is overnighting a book or two to cover the rest of the trip.

By the way, over the last two days of traveling, I've averaged 15.4MPG towing. I don't understand! It is going to get confusing averaging the averages together for the trip...

Almost all the reservable campsites at Rockhound are reserved. They do have a number of first come sites, and while the electric ones are now (at 5:30) filled, I had lots of choice when I got here at 12:00. Rockhound is one of my favorite New Mexico state parks. I'm not sure why, but I suspect it is the first one that really says "desert". The first time I was here my bread for a sandwich dried out before I could eat it. Another thing is the incredible light. Pure blue open skies and wonderfully colored mountains.

Site 24, Rockhound State Park, NM Southwest View Northeast View


The new bathrooms they were building the last time I was here are finished, complete with showers. I'm in site 24 for 3 days at $14.00 per day for water & electric.

After setting up I drove back to Deming (about 12 miles away) to hit Walmart for some resupplies. I picked up too much freezer stuff, so the chicken pot pie is going to be dinner tonight. I started to set up to cook it outside since it was in the 80's in the trailer, but by dinner time it cooled off enough to cook it indoors. Another interesting thing about the desert - when the sun goes down it cools off quickly!

Until Next Time -

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