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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heading Home - Driving Slowly

We left sunny, warm and beautiful Arizona Tuesday morning for our long trek home. We didn’t travel that far because we haven’t been in any hurry to return to who knows what kind of weather will be waiting for us. We stopped for the evening at another one; I think our tenth, of New Mexico’s state parks. This one, Bluewater Lake, is about 50 miles west of Albuquerque. It is a beautiful park along a seven mile long lake and sits high in the mountains, and that was the problem. I think our elevation was 7,000 to 7500 feet and it got cold, very cold last night. Our thermometer read 21 this morning, that’s the coldest we have had the entire trip other than the zero reading the day we left.   Needless to say we hurried getting things ready in the morning and promptly left.

Tonight we have located yet another state park, Ute Lake, which sits on a 13 mile long lake which has some of the best walleye fishing in New Mexico. The park is not as pretty as the others we have stayed in but it is right along our path home. Sorry no pictures from Ute State Park  

 It was so different from the desert terrain we have been used to

 It was good to see green and trees as well

 We were one of only four campers there for the evening

 All thought we didn't see any the area was covered with Elk evidence