Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ute Lake and Conchas Lake State Parks, New Mexico.

I don't have to tell you that the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but, the air was full of sound. The sound of an RV air conditioner. Luckily, we've been able to snag electric sites we've needed even last-minute.

Ute Lake is a vibrant, busy, big park. There are several non-contiguous areas; we stayed in the Yucca campground with big, BIG pull-through sites. If I were in Spud, I'd choose a spot up in the Eagle area overlooking the lake (there is strong 4G up there). In Yucca, we were able to get sporadic park wifi, but no Verizon signal.

Seriously, WTHeck?

Wolf said, "On Sunday we'll be unconscious."

"On Sunday we'll be unconscious??"

"No, on Sunday we'll be on Conchas."

And, so we were. Conchas has a way different feel. We stayed on Bell loop, where we were able to find one electric site big enough for a 36' rig to get level. Oddly, two-thirds of the electric sites are reservation-only, and so they stood empty while we were there. There are also no camphosts, so no chance to check real availability. 

The sites reserved for hosts are both empty - maybe because there is no Verizon signal for phone or internet, no park wifi, no TV reception, no sewer hookup, and it's about 25 miles from town. Plus it's the end of July, 100°F, and I'm cranky.

The lake is beautiful, but oddly quiet.

Two nights at Conchas Lake felt like enough; we moved on.

We didn't get one of Storrie Lake's coveted electric sites, but the temperature here is a relief, and so we don't really need it. It feels good to be back in the rain.

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