Monday, August 27, 2018

Lake to Lake - Elephant Butte to Bluewater (New Mexico)

Long-timers agree: this is the lowest they can remember Elephant Butte Lake. Others have been telling corny jokes to raise its spirits.

This was my first time at Bluewater Lake State Park; it was worth the wait. Pinyon-scented air, spectacular lightning storms, a bald eagle sighting, and dump stations. Spud and I zipped on ahead, leaving my traveling companion to enjoy the latter.

Game piece, courtesy of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291, Newport, California.

Spending the day in Grants, NM.

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Barb said...

I love Bluewater Lake State Park. Lots of different kinds of camping areas and I never had a problem finding a dry camping site. I always hoped to see the horses roaming around the park, too, and sometime got my wish. I'll never forget the day my mom died, I had two families of horses camped out in my site all day. I felt like I was being looked after. AND a working dump station. That really makes a difference. Not too far to Grants, where there's a Walmart. Bluewater will probably be one of my "go-to" places during the hot summers in TorC. :)

Good Luck Duck said...

Wonderful horse story. Yes, I could see staying a while there.

Sondra said...

It's going to dry up before I stop to see it...I need to hurry eh?

VtChris said...

Is that last pic the Rio Grande all dried up and growing vegetation? And if you get to Farmington DO NOT miss the Bolack Museum.

Jodee Gravel said...

I've only been to Elephant Butte once, but that is crazy low!! NM definitely needs a few good rainy seasons.

Good Luck Duck said...

Sondra, hurry before it's a legend!

Jodee, your lips to God's ear. Or something like that.

Chris, that's Bluewater Creek ... I think. But, not The River.