Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 12

As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park. If desired, electricity can be had for $4 a day. It’s a perfect place for me to be while I rest and recuperate from the May 27th accident. There are 38 parks in the system.

The locals tell me this is an unseasonably hot summer. So much so, if I have outside things to do I need to get them done by 10:00 AM, after which time I retreat to the comfort of the air conditioning of the motorhome.

At 6:30 AM yesterday I was out doing battery maintenance (cleaning and topping off water) on our four batteries, before the sun was too high in the sky.

I was feeling the best I have felt since the May 27th accident, so after breakfast I decided to go for a three-mile hike on the East Meadow Trail. With moderate hills, up and down, it had me sweating in the 10:00 AM, 80 degree morning sun. It felt really good to get out and get some exercise. However, it appears I over did it. While attempting to sleep last night…with every breath I took…the popping in my chest and associated pain was with me for six hours. The Internet says the popping is caused by trauma to the ribcage area. My popping now is more like thump-thump…breathing in and out…with associated mild burning pain.

As much as I thought I was doing fine…it appears the recovery process will require more time. The doctors indicated expected recovery time is 6-12 weeks. The accident happened five weeks ago today.

You can read about this park by clicking this official website link…
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/heron.htm

Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

To see the other 13 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/HeronLakeSateParkEastMeadowTrailNewMexico

Taking a hike in nature is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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