New Mexico

Amazing State Park Passes that we love to use

State Park Pass for full-time RVers

What State Park Passes do we love using as full-time RV travelers? How did we get them? What is the cost, and what are the benefits? Which ones are the best? This post is updated from the previous July 2023 post. Updated May 2024 South Dakota I also qualify for different state programs. South Dakota […]

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End of Year Review – 2021

2021 End of Year Review

This is our end-of-year review. Where did we go and what did we do in 2021? (The states we visited in 2021 are above this paragraph next to the date.) What amazing things did we see along the way? In 2021 we added eleven new states to our route map. Other than Louisana we spent

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Albuquerque to Chama

Campsite View Abiquiu Lake Gallina New Mexico

Between Albuquerque and Chama is the prettiest place in New Mexico that we have found. The picture is from Abiquiu Lake and has been featured in many paintings. Kasha – Katuwe Near Cochiti Lake we found a newer National Monument named Kasha – Katuwe Tent Rocks. The rocks are made of soft(er) pumice from a

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Ghost Ranch Splendor

Campsite Abiquiu Lake Gallina New Mexico

It seems the further north we go the more we like it. In the last two weeks, we went from a gravel parking lot in Albuquerque to Cochiti Lake. Then we went a little further north to Abiquiu Lake (pictures) for a very nice week except for the rainy days.  We traded wind for rain

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Still in New Mexico

Church Fort Stanton Capitan New Mexico

Yes, we are still in New Mexico. We had enough fun in eastern New Mexico. Nice lakes but a constant spring wind made for wetter kayak rides unless we caught the wind just right.  So we re-routed to Albuquerque. The first picture is chapel at Fort Stanton, the second picture is Heron Lake. Nothing special about

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Lakes in New Mexico

View Bottomless Lakes State Park New Mexico

Lakes in East New Mexico . I didn’t know there were lakes in east New Mexico until I started planning our route. As you may have noticed the route has been stopping near water whenever possible. Mostly we are following the Pecos River north. History of the area includes stories about Kit Carson, Pat Garrett

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Trinity Site

Photo Trinity Site Memorial White Sands Missile Range New Mexico

We have been to a few places more remote, but none harder to get to than this. Trinity Site, New Mexico is hard to get to. Yesterday, we drove through 50 miles of unoccupied sagebrush, save for a few cows, then even the sage gave out to 20 miles of alkaline grass. The location was

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Valley of Fires

Campsite Valley of Fires New Mexico

From our perch on a ridge top at Valley of Fires BLM Campground surrounded by lava fields only 5000 years old, we again are going to have a windy day. I point out that the Lava is only 5000 years old, because, with the exception of active volcanos, 5000 years old is very recent. There

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Rockhound State Park

Campsite Rockhound State Park Deming New Mexico

Our spot at Rockhound State Park looks more exposed than it is. Only 21 RV campsites further down the road past our site. It’s not actually a designated spot, but they were all taken at 9:30 am and the ranger said it was ours. It really looks like we are camping on a highway or

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Navajo Lake State Park

Campsite Navajo Lake Farmington New Mexico

We made it to New Mexico and are staying at Navajo Lake State Park on the San Juan River. Nice campground, with cell service and electricity. The first picture is one of the many thousand-year-old ruins nearby between here and Farmington.  I had hoped for a picture of the river, or of the reservoir, but

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