Friday, November 6, 2015

More Views From Oliver Lee SP, New Mexico

Yesterday we talked about staying here at Oliver Lee for 3 more nights.  I woke up friday morning itching to go so we left this morning around 9am and drove to Rockhound State Park, outside of Deming NM.  The pictures in this post are the last of Oliver Lee.

It's so beautiful here.  The desert is a patchwork of greens.

Ocotillo with leaves at sunset.

Close up of Ocotillo.
Ocotillo plants are interesting.  Most of the time they look like dead sticks.  Then when it rains they quickly produce these small leaves that remain on the plant for weeks.

Here is a Western Diamondback Rattler sunbathing outside the restroom.

Look, I can go around corners.

Soon after taking these snake pictures the park rangers came and scooped him up to relocate him away from the camping area.

We are now at Rockhound SP and we no sooner got parked and set up when there was a knock on our hood.  I looked out to see it was Bette, who we became friends with up at Eagle's Nest Lake SP this summer.  Bette is about my age and drives a 26' class c.  She has been living on the road since 2002. Tomorrow she and I will take the Honda and drive down to Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico.  We will have lunch and do some shopping.  I will tell you all about it next time.  Mom will stay home and take care of things while we're gone.

See you in a few days.

Evie and Joy


  1. Ocotillo at sunset....fantastic photo. One of my favorite desert plants.

    Snake by the toilet? I would rather pee out the car door or crap in a bucket than go anywhere near one of those creatures.

    Taking any side trips to see curiosities?

    Hope the weather remains pleasant.