Heading South

(Radium Springs NM)
I’ve been hanging out, for a good while, in the area between Albuquerque and Las Cruces along the path of the Río Grande. I met some fellow full-time RVers, ate at a couple of local cafés, and learned a lot about the region. Now, I’ll be heading south to explore another area of New México.

Cactus and bush

Cholla in front of Mesquite

The plan is to visit Rockhound SP near Deming. It is in the foothills of the Florída Mountains, and near to Spring Canyon. Both of which are supposed to be very scenic. Afterward, I’ll go further south down to Pancho Villa SP by the border with México. There are some historic sites there.

Both parks are further south than where I’ve been camping. So, the hope is temperatures will be milder. Although, they are at slightly higher elevations which could negate any advantage. Either way, this winter has been pretty nice.

Internet has been good at all the state parks I’ve visited here. But, I’m not sure what I will find at these two. So, if I don’t post for a while you will know why.

Camp: Leasburg Dam SP
Scene: Desert, mountains, river

10 Responses to Heading South

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR January 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Nice area of New Mexico – you should also be a tad warmer :>)

    • Pleinguy January 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      I’ve heard it’s nice there. Hope you’re correct about the temps.

  2. Jim and Gayle January 13, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    You’ll have good internet there. We really like Rockhound SP, and Deming isn’t a bad little town. We aren’t crazy about Pancho Villa, though, and you will see that there isn’t much to Columbus. Have fun exploring.

    • Pleinguy January 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

      Glad to hear about a good internet connection at Rockhound. Not much for towns or tourist stops; prefer the boonies. Thanks for the heads-up on the area.

  3. C. J. Hall January 14, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Hi! I’ve seen your comments on some other blogs but just found yours this evening. I lived in ABQ for a few years but never made it to Rockhound SP (though I’ve collected rocks all my life). I’ll be most interested in your comments on that area, as I plan to be full-timing in the next month or so. (Though not as luxuriously as you — love your rig.)

    • Pleinguy January 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks for commenting CJ. Good luck on your full-timing plans; it’s a great lifestyle. Hope you continue to follow the journey.

  4. Bradford Harris January 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    I sure liked the pictures. Those prickly pear cactus paddles look delicious. I love them (“nopales”) in a salad. They do a great job lowering blood sugar, too. It sounds like you are having a great time out west. Take care!

    • Pleinguy January 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      I’ve heard that they are good. Yes, I’m enjoying it here. Not sure how much you would though, since I’ve seen very few fishing holes. 🙂

  5. Rishi Bayya January 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Mr. DJ
    i have read all your Posts and very interesting, i love all the pictures you took i wisj you have them on Picasa Web album or something so i can see morebut i wanted to leave you one thing i do remember you in my daily Prayers. Have Fun

    • Pleinguy January 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      I appreciate that Rishi. I will consider an online photo album. Hope all is going well for you.

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