We are back on the road!
As always it takes a lot longer to pull away after staying in one place for a couple of months. We have to make sure all those things that were moved out of place are back and safe from the continuous little earthquakes that moving an RV involves.
We arrived without anything being broken (so far as we have found). Yea!
The trip today was from Logan, NM down to Carrizozo, NM and then to the Valley of Fires BLM site.
We could not resist stopping for a "Hysterical Marker" sorry I mean Historical Marker about half way down from Logan to Carrizozo. It was near our high point on the highway at 6850 feet.
Valley of Fires is a black lava field. The volcano is 7 miles north of us but has been dormant since this flow. The flow started about 5,000 years a go and stopped about 1,000 years ago lava flowed down for 44 miles along the valley floor and averages 3 miles wide. The camping area is run by BLM and is only $18 for power and water on very nicely setup sites. Almost all overlook the lava flow.
We made a quick trip into town to refuel the truck but noticed that the town has something kind of quirky. They have about a dozen statues of burros each painted to represent the business it is near.
The sunset was fantastic and it is very quiet at the campground. Later, it is super dark like can't see your feet looking down dark. The sky! It's full of stars!
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