This will be our base camp for most of this winter, in order to establish New Mexico residency. Besides this being an absolutely gorgeous state, there are very good reasons for changing our residency, which are: the auto insurance and licensing are half the cost of Michigan's and the health insurance is very affordable here.
And this is one of only four states, ( someone told me this but I can't find out who the other three states are) that offer an annual Camping Pass at their state parks. For only $180.00/NM resident, $100.00/Senior NM resident or $225.00/Non-resident, your camping fees are covered for twelve months from the date of purchase. Most of the campgrounds have showers and flushing toilets, and electric sites are only an additional four dollars per day. The nature programs and organized hikes at the parks are excellent. This was a real selling point in choosing New Mexico.
Wow, that was a really long intro! so lets get on to the blog and some pictures.
Did I mention how lucky we were, the high for that day was 103 degrees, the day before was 114 degrees.