Friday, April 15, 2011

Rockhound State Park, Deming, NM

We arrived here at Rockhound State Park yesterday after a very windy 130 mile drive from Willcox. Luckily the wind was out of the west and we were heading east, but it wasn’t much fun setting up in the blowing dust when we got here.
We decided to buy a New Mexico State Park pass for $225 so we can camp for $4 a night with hookups, or free for dry camping. We are planning to stay in the state for a month or two, since Jim spent all our gas money on healthcare this year.
We were happy to see that our friend Andy Baird was here, and today another Lazy Daze friend and fulltimer Jim Melvin arrived. The wind was much lighter today so we took a hike in the adjacent Spring Canyon area of the park. We forgot how pretty it was.
The two Jim’s looking down from Lover’s Leap.
Tonight Andy and Jim came over and we had a nice time chatting over ice cream. Will probably hang around here for at least a week.


  1. New Mexico is one place we really want to visit. Kate and Terry, owners of Cholula Red also like it there. Must be the place for Lazy Daze owners. We are currently in Bishop, ca with ours and having a great time. Great pictures.

  2. Thanks Jim and Gayle for the great hike in Spring Canyon. Some really great views.

  3. Great pics. We love NM...we spent 12 yrs in Clovis, NM, which is really West Texas, but we love the diversity of NM. Hope to revisit NM next year!

  4. It was a wonderful time getting to visit with you today. Have fun.