Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bluewater State Park, NM

We left Albuquerque a couple of days ago and arrived here.


Bluewater Lake State Park is a few miles from Prewitt, NM between Gallup and Grants.

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We are getting closer to Arizona again and will probably be back in that state next week.

One constant since retiring is the cold. Somehow I had gotten the impression that when one retired and traveled it would be flip flops, shorts and margaritas from then on. But as fate would have it we have rarely worn shorts.

It was too cold in Albuquerque and just when we thought there might be a chance of warming up, Gayle  moved us here. It is a beautiful park but the elevation is around  7,400 feet.  So far, the days have been in the upper 60’s and the lows get into the mid to high 20’s. Who would have thought it would get colder the higher up you go.

The terrain and views here are very nice and it is good to get away from the city again.


Something else that is found here in great quantities is horse poop.  Sorry, I have no pictures for those of you who have never seen it.  Apparently, horses from neighboring property owners are allowed to roam freely on the park land.


The above shot was taken with the zoom out as far as it would go. These horses were on the other side  of the lake.  Debbie swears that horses have gone by her rig in the very early morning, but then again she swears that the sun comes up early in the morning too.  I will believe that when I see it.

Finally, here are some shots of the dam and a beautiful canyon located here in the park.

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1 comment:

  1. To preserve my street cred, I'll be calling AND knocking on your door at sunrise tomorrow morning!