Heron Lake State Park – New Mexico Day 19 (GA167)

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here September 6th.


Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.



In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!</div?



So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

This entry was posted July 8, 2012…

As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park which I am currently doing here at Heron Lake.


I still need more rest and recuperation from my May 27th accident. My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I’m still experiencing the occasional popping in my chest with the associated mild burning pain. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred six weeks ago today.



I’ve been here about 2.5 weeks and have pretty much visited all areas of Heron Lake for photography purposes. So I moved over to adjacent El Vado Lake. Here’s a Google image the show the relative locations. The pin shows my campsite location at Heron Lake. El Vado Lake is to the lower left. Right off of New Mexico Route 95 at the north (top) end of the lake there is a dirt road to what is called the North Ramp Boat Launch. The name no longer currently applies. Because of New Mexico’s several year-long drought…the lake level is way down and boats have not launched from here for some time. Take a look!






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…











Here are some of the photos that I took…




































































Between 1933 and 1935, as a work relief project of the Great Depression and to provide irrigation and flood control, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District with the cooperation of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation built El Vado Dam which created the lake.



In several of the photos you can see ridges. I’m wondering if they are like rings in a tree…where each ridge is a year of drought as the lake has gone through its lowering process? I’m also wondering if this is an effect of global warming that we hear so much about. Seems like a likely explanation.



Watching nature in progress is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!






Mary did not post a blog entry this date.






 Forecast for today is partly sunny and 93 degrees. Too danged hot!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer! The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…



Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap. http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8
If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos
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