I really like Rockhound State Park, and had a wonderful time last time I was here. This time, circumstances were just a little off, so I moved on quickly to Pancho Villa State Park. I had it in my head that that was my real destination, so I didn't fight it.
Pancho Villa S.P. had a friendly vibe last time I was here (March 2014), and it didn't disappoint me this time. Sparsely populated right now, probably because no one can stand upright outdoors. It was so windy I had to take down my butt-tent and sleep hardshell like a common Yellowstone visitor.
Carol, from Diary of an Adventurous Lady, is full of energy, and her blog is always upbeat. It was so cold a body could freeze waiting for water to boil, and she made sure to intercept me to invite me in for coffee. She travels in a drool-worthy Chinook ("Jeremiah").
David (Pleinguy) is in his second year of full-timing in his peppy red-and-white Lazy Daze ("Tardis"). We got to chat over enchiladas.
Frank doesn't blog, or email. In fact, he only turns his phone on two times a week. He has been full-timing since 1999 in his silver cargo van ("______").
You'll want to visit the Pink Store in Palomas. You'll probably want to enjoy a margarita. WARNING: just because they're cheap doesn't mean they're weak. Later you'll shop, and realize the margaritas weren't "cheap" after all.
Tonight I'm in Truth or Consequences. Tomorrow, back to Datil. I really only intended to be gone for two days; I should have brought more underwear.