Elephant Butte Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... in the spring water here would help. Not knowing what to expect we felt like right idiots standing there at reception in our dressing gowns (Charlie with his new Moccasins on) Anyway it turned out to be much nicer than I was expecting they gave you your own private room with a massive natural rock rub full of the local spring water and really strong jets . It was really quite ...
... wild pigs so I stopped the truck and watched as they climbed the hill.After driving a few hours the road slowly flattened and I could go over 60 again. The mountains rolled into hills and flatter grasslands. I rolled into Truth or Consequences looking for gas on a whim. Had a late lunch since there are no places for food or gas in the mountains. I discovered that the town is a hot spring hot spot! Found a motel with a hot spring bath and spent the ...
... 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, ...
... Luckily, this was a 'friendly' snake and he was ready to get away from me.
There was a lady and her husband from Nevada that were work camping and they were the only other people around for miles. She came out of her 5th wheel and opened the doors to the school house and showed us through. This is the only building that had some restoration done to it, but the walls were starting to cave in ...