Elephant Butte Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Our drive here takes us through some very different landscapes. We start off with very flat, very dry land with low scrub vegetation. We head through the Lincoln National Forest and through the Sacramento Mountains where the Mescalero Indian Reserve is. These are the Apache Indians. This landscape is very pretty with tall pines, mountains and a huge rain storm. As we head toward Las Cruces we see vast orchards of pecan trees. This is ...
... seem to cycle for miles out here ! At least I felt I had fully stretched my legs before a drive of some 400 odd miles .
Stopped off a few times on the journey and had a picnic with all our left over food (hmm sweaty sarnies - very English) - not many inspiring views or places to stop off on this leg of the journey so it was a bit of a long plod.
We did stop off where ...
... my meditation retreat in Colorado. The vistas were amazing at least the ones that I could see while keeping my eyes on the road on the small steep and winding road. Discovered what the 1 and 2 on the automatic gear shift are good for and kept the truck in second most of the way. It saves your brakes and engine and acts like a governor so you can’t go to fast. Steep gorges and rolling mountains of volcanic rocks. Went around a bend and saw a ...
... home). We made reservations online so we headed to our camping spot. The "lake" is really the reservoir created by the huge dam and it is empty and big. There are no boats on it, although there are several boat ramps. There are very few campers, but the facilities are tidy and the water is hot. We found a dirt road that took us all around the park and we rode with gusto checking out anything interesting – like big bugs, spiders, ...
... was no money to shore it up, so she said it was just a matter of time before if caved in. A worker had tried to repair the ceiling inside and as he pulled down some boards he realized they had put about a foot of dirt on top of the ceiling for insulation. Of course, the weight of the dirt had caused the ceiling to fail. The one room school was very similar to the one I went to through 8th grade, except ...