LIfe is Good

LIfe is Good

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

San Felipe Casino, Cochita Lake, Storrie Lake and beyond

Well, since last post I've been traveling headed back to Colorado!   From Show Low, Fool Hollow Lake, AZ, we traveled to north of Albuquerque, NM, to the San Felipe Casino at Algondonas for an over-night stay.  They have an RV parking lot with electric for $10..nice place to stop on the way somewhere, plus there's the casino for those of you interested in gambling.

Next I traveled a short distance up I25 to Cochita Lake near Algodonas, NM, and stayed there 2 nights.  Great spot!  It's an Army Corp reservoir dam on the Rio Grande River.  Beautiful lake and green Rio Grande flowing into it.  Sites were $12 a night, and included a sheltered picnic table, asphalt level parking, a grill, and bath house with showers.  I picked a spot over-looking the lake, with views beyond the dam towards Albuquerque valley.  A group of college age geologists in tents were next to me.  I enjoyed hearing their laughter every evening.  :)

Here I toured the Tent Rocks National Monument just a few miles from camp. & wow...I hiked the 1.2 mile loop up to a cave made by Indians.  Tent rocks look just like that...huge rocks cone-shaped from millions of years ago from volcanic and earthquakes, then eroded to the tent shapes.

On we went north to Storrie Lake at Las Vegas, NM.  This place does not look like the pics in the Allstays app!   But for $14 with electric and water, was a bargain.  Level pull through sites with an adobe shelter building with picnic table.  cute.  We (Paddy and I) stayed there one night.  I was happy to see 2 other rigs with Colorado plates there, too.  The lake was almost dry, from the years of drought.

My plans next were to drive to Trinidad, CO, to Trinidad State Park.   Long drive and a disappointment when I got there...  oh my...after driving out to the south campground on a dirt road, it was deserted.   Not "safe" in my terms, so turned around and thought what next?

Well, some of you might have guessed son David agreed we should drive on "home", so off we went back to I25 onto the Denver area.  Another long day of driving, some of it in rain, and we arrived yesterday late afternoon. southwest journey is complete.  127 nights in the Casita since I left on Dec 29, 2012 from Denver.

Feels bittersweet to be back, and nice to be with family again

The pics below of travels the past week. I hope they are in order.  lol   note they aren't in order after skills on this tablet aren't as good as my old laptop.    senioritis.....whateva.   :)   

It IS a good life...and plan to do it again.

1 comment:

  1. It's kind of sad for the trip to end, but doesn't it feel good to be home again?

    Looking forward to your next one.

    Loved your pictures.