We need to get out!
After a day cooped up in the Casita, the crew and I are ready for some fresh air and exercise! The sun is shining and the air is cool. Our goal is the marina at Elephant Butte State Park, quite a hike from our campsite.
We can do it!
First we walk up the road from the campground to the main road. I stop and let Spike rest a bit along the way. About halfway there, we take a break at a table underneath a shelter. It overlooks the marina and the lake. After exploring the area and taking more photos, Bridget, Spike and I turn to go home. Unfortunately, the hike home is mostly uphill!
So we take a shortcut up to the main road.
When the crew and I return home, we get a big drink of water and crash for a nap. [slideshow]
Kathy comes over from the campsite next to ours and gives me a delicious dish for supper.
She and her husband live in Elephant Butte. Their house is in the middle of a remodel. They had to get away from the mess, so they’re at the park for a few days. Yesterday they went to Hatch and bought some green chilies, already processed and frozen. The dish she gives me is chicken breast baked with green chilies, cheese, and other good stuff. Wow! Divine! So much for the calories burned on our big hike.