Adventure Location: Del Rio, Texas
For those who use the New Mexico State Parks system in their travels, the parks have gone to a new stay limit. It has changed to fourteen day limit in a park and then totally out of the park for six days. Then you can return. It does not cause any real hardship on most RVers. The parks pass for a year of camping for $225 is still as it has been for a good while. The Teams pass runs out at the end of May 2013. We will see what happens next at that time.
The rain that is nourishing the cacti for an explosion of blooms finally stopped late in the afternoon. The Truck honked it's horn to say “ADVENTURE TIME”. The Teams grabbed some things and away we all went searching for some time in the sun. After crossing the lake on the high bridge, the Truck spied a likely place to meander and stopped right at the fence to the Rock Quarry Group Camp.
The OFM climbed out with his trusty camera to get a picture or two. Before he knew what was going on he was past the fence and following the deer trails to new sights.
Deer trails are usually good to follow since deer are lazy and take the easy routes to places. We meandered about just like a lazy deer. There was plenty of evidence of deer passages on the ground but the rain had removed all the footprints. Next to a larger rock was this different cactus. All the rest of the cactus we saw was prickly pear. This was cuter.
The deer trail we were following eventually went over the edge of a canyon and led down to the water at the bottom. We stayed at the top edge to take this picture and admire the agility of the critters that take that trail.
From that point on the lip of the canyon the Teams grabbed another deer trail that looked promising because it went over the top of the ridge to the right of us. When we got to the top of the ridge we were well rewarded with this view.
Now for the bad news about this meander. Right after that last picture, the camera batts died. No problem since the Teams always carry a set of spare batts for the camera. The batt change was easy and quick and away we went on another deer trail.
This trail wound down and around toward the Quarry Group Campground. It turned out to be very nice. There are even special tent friendly pea gravel campsites. Out comes the camera to get pictures for our readers and the camera has a message to change the batts. To cut the horrible tale short; one of the new batts was bad. No more pictures could be taken.
Eventually the OFM was getting worn out from all the climbing up and down and around the rocks and the Teams headed back to the Truck. The Truck was whimpering about how it wished it could have gone along. But the Truck will just have to be satisfied with getting the Teams to places where we can go about trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.