Sunday, January 22, 2012
Rockhound State Park
We camped at Rockhound State Park(about 10 miles southeast of Deming,NM) for the second time.The first time was back in '05 when we had just bought our little teardrop trailer,although we've been visiting here since the 90's(when we still lived in Houston) when it was our first stop on our first vacation trip to New Mexico.The campground here looks a little raw at first glance,partly because it's winter, and partly because of the renovations undertaken to prevent erosion and to make it spacious enough to accommodate the large trailers and motorhomes used by the majority of their campers.Consequently the individual sites are large and spaced out nicely so that there isn't that crowded feeling prevalent in many campgrounds. We reserved a site on the main loop where all sites have electricity and water. There is a smaller loop nearby of non-electric sites,which is where we camped the first time in 2005. This was our first time plugging in, in the seven years that we've had trailer.We're usually boondocking,so it was nice for a change not to have to worry about running down the battery or cranking up the generator. Out one window we had an un-interrupted view of the Little Florida Mountains,and since we were at the highpoint of the campground, out the other we had a view over the rooftops to the spectacular formations of the Big Floridas.This is nice,very quiet campground to visit from November to April. Unfortunately, we couldn't control the weather. The wind howled all night Saturday, and we quickly packed and left Sunday morning as it continued to blow.That's just a fact of desert camping: there's nothing to stop the wind.