The crew and I are camped north of Carlsbad, New Mexico.[slideshow]
We arrived at Brantley Lake on Monday, Aug. 22, and we paid for two nights for $4 each night. I purchased the annual pass for New Mexico state parks for $225 which gets me in free with no hook-ups or only $4 for electric and water.
The lake has shrunk in the drought. There are a few campers here. However, no internet!
I had a very long conversation with Verizon.
The big V does not bother with southern New Mexico and the many fine residents who live and travel here. Chris, a very personable and helpful person working for the man, tried to find a way for me to drop Verizon without cleaning me out financially.
No way. . . according to his supervisor.
Chris suggested I go north near interstate 20 or cities like Albuquerque and Santa Fe. I asked him about coverage at Santa Rosa State Park, he checked, and said I’m good to go. For now I have phone and radio and A/C to keep me cool!
The crew and I would have loved your cool temperatures. However, blogging and emails mean more. We’re heading north through more heat, creosote bushes, and rocky dirt. I’m loving New Mexico. .. the night sky, the wide open spaces, the feeling of being free.
Spikey is a new man!
He loves to travel! This photo show Spike after a long morning on the road as we make our way out of Texas. I look into his eyes and get that great we’re-in-this-together feeling.
What a pal.
Even Bridget has slipped into a pleasurable routine . . . sleep all night, outside for a potty break and sniff-around, drink, eat, back to bed, snuggle, repeat as desired.
I will try to catch a signal whenever one flies through here. Thanks for staying with me as a wander about in search of the elusive internet access!