Sunday, January 29, 2012

Heading to Las Cruces

Later this week Valerie is judging a quilt show in Las Cruces, NM so we decided to go a few days early to do a little exploring in that area.  The drive from Phoenix to Las Cruces is pretty simple… get on I-10 and head east, in 385 mile you are there.  Since we were planning to stay at the Leasburg Dam State Park north of town we exited I-10 at Deming and headed up highway 26 for something a little different.  They should call this highway the alternate energy highway as about half way to Hatch there was a fairly large wind farm and a few miles up the road a huge solar energy farm. 



Of course going through Hatch we had to get a photo of the famous Hatch Chile Peppers…


The Leasburg Dam State Park is fairly nice.  The drive in from the interstate give the impression that it might not be very nice but once there we were impressed.  The sites are well spaced and each site has a cement pad and a shelter.  At $14 a night for water and 30A electric it is a good deal.

Tomorrow we have a geocaching marathon planned as there is a string of 100 caches just west of Las Cruces.  They are each about a quarter mile apart so plan to find a lot!

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