The bathroom is the running-water/flushy kind. There is a shower, but I'm warning you that the propane tank lies: this is a COLD-WATER shower. Still, it's water, and the shower room makes a good changing room. Water here has a lot of iron and sulphur.
All sites are semi-primitive, which means there is no water at your site, nor is there electricity available. I've mentioned the shelters, which are sheltering, and they have picnic tables.
All sites are on the Rio Grande. There is a nice walking path along the river.
Nights are very dark and very quiet. Guess what's the loudest thing here? Me. Quiet hours begin at 10 PM, and so I've been running my 3 minute-per-hour generator until then to stream TV, but I noticed no one else does that. They just go to bed, or enumerate regrets, whatever works that night. Just so I'm clear, I'm not running a threshold-of-pain portable generator; it's the Prius engine coming on occasionally to charge the battery.
Tonight I'll gauge my decibels at 7 meters, determine wind direction, appraise my overall benevolence, and decide whether to watch TV or catalog remorse. I already have a gut feeling, though.
|Elephant Butte Lake (not visible from Paseo Del Rio)|
|Spud's nose (often visible from Paseo Del Rio)|
|Whee! You keep an eye out for rangers!|
|I weesh to be alone weeth thees fleur to practees my bad Fronsh accent|
I've been enjoying the trifecta of good eats, wifi, and electrical outlets at Passion Pie Café. A shout-out to Red, who somehow remembers people's names and preferences, even after long absences. Tip your baristas!