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Monday, October 15, 2018 - Elephant Butte Lake State Park, NM, 172.9 Miles, 5,416.7 Miles for the Trip

We said our good byes this morning, with Don & Anne starting for home & heading to Santa Rosa State Park, while I'm heading south to Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Very sad not to see the rear end of a Scamp in front of me, and I'll miss traveling with both of them!

I arrived here around 2:00, and found a pull through site (#18) that worked as long as I pulled in backwards. Fortunately, the trailer is small enough that I could turn around. Like all New Mexico state parks, only $14.00 per night for an electric & water site, one of the best state parks prices in the country. I'm quite aways from the showers & bathroom, but that doesn't matter because they are unheated, and today's high was 48°F. I did hook up the water since the weather report says it is only going down to 36°F tonight.

After setting up I headed to Walmart for some supplies, then back to the campground. I took a photo of the lake. Like most of those in the southwest, it is way below normal level.

Site 18 Elephant Butte Lake

Dinner was a Kahiki General Tso's Chicken Bowl & Roll. The bowl was a bit hot for me, and only 2 pieces of soggy chicken (it is a microwave only meal) but the egg roll was pretty good.

Until Tomorrow -


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