Okay, I'm picking up where I left off on yesterdays blog.
After we left Caballo Lake we headed to Rock Hound State Park just outside of Deming, NM. I've been coming to this park for many years and it's one of my favorite places. We set up the trailer there and then headed out for a couple more days of hiking and rock hounding.
View from our campsite at beautiful Rock Hound State Park.
If there is a snake anywhere close by, I will find it. Within the first 5 minutes at Rock Hound I had taken off down a trail and ran into a fairly large rattlesnake. I was yelling back up at our campsite for Tommy to bring me my camera, but he is terrified of snakes and refused so I had to leave Mr. Snake and go get it myself. Of course, in my absence, he headed for the bushes and by the time I got back this is all I got a picture of. At least you can see part of his body and his tail.
On the short trail that leads up the side of the mountain at Rock Hound. Those dark clouds increased and caused me to turn back before getting halfway.
Hiking and looking for rocks around some old mines. Thankfully the state has filled in most of these, but you still have to be very careful in these areas just in case.
Desert Bird of Paradise bloom.
This little horned lizard didn't appreciate my presence, but he did stay still long enough for me to get a quick shot before running away.
This beautiful hawk was really watching me. I have several pictures of him looking directly at my camera.
Evidence of the drought they are currently in. Hope they get some good rain soon.
Tommy really enjoyed the museum in Deming. They have a little bit of everything in there.
More incredible sunsets at Rock Hound.
The lights of Deming from our campsite.
On Mother's Day we made this sign and I took a picture of Tommy holding it. I then emailed it to his sister and she printed it and took to their Mom so he could wish her a Happy Mother's Day from New Mexico.
We had another great three days and nights staying in this area. After we left here we headed up to the Socorro area where we stayed the next two nights. I'll post pics from the remainder of our trip tomorrow.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!