Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 1

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome on Historic Route 66 about 125 miles from Albuquerque to Santa Rosa Lake State Park, New Mexico. I expect to be here through the weekend.

If you are a regular follower of my Blog, you may recall that I’m in the process of a two-year circumnavigation of the United States…my sixth. Whenever possible I try to drive on roads I’ve not driven before. I also like to drive historic roadways whenever they are on my way. Yesterday I drove in an easterly direction from Albuquerque. The only downside when driving east with an early morning departure is you are looking directly into the sun…

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…

The traffic on Route 66 was light because Interstate Highway 40 closely parallels it to the North…left in the next photo. I could see it, but it doesn’t show well because of the brilliant sun. If you look just left of Route 66 at the horizon you can see it…

I arrived safely at Santa Rosa Lake State Park after 3 hours and 15 minutes of driving…

I always like to show the view from the dinette window wherever I park overnight. Here it’s not terribly inspiring…just the top of a bush and an RV across the road…

Standing in the doorway of the motorhome I have a peek-a-boo view of the lake about one-half mile away…

It doesn’t matter because after being in the noise of Albuquerque for the last few days, I’m here for the peace and quiet that all New Mexico State Parks seem to offer.

I expect to be entering West Texas in about 10 days and spend the colder weeks of this coming Winter season deep in South Texas hiding out from the cold weather. I’ll use some of my time here to do research, using maps, books and the Internet, to identity likely prospective routes and things/places not too be missed along the way. As I tell folks…It’s a lousy job, but someones got to do it!  🙂

Enjoying historic highways is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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