Yesterday we said goodbye to Arizona and headed about 170 miles
Southeast to Deming, New Mexico and one of our previous
homes - Rockhound State Park.
Rockhound gets it's name from the fact that there is a variety
of gemstones that the park allows you to collect.
Our mission this time was to collect enough specimens to
keep my new rock tumbler busy till we head this way again.
So this afternoon we headed up the side of the mountain
in search of..... rocks.
The view along the trail back towards camp
The campground in the distance below
Kate busy selecting only the finest
A long distance shot of our coach.
You can see our solar panels on the roof.
No post would be complete without the daily self-portrait.
My daypack is filled with rocks and was quite heavy.
Later the as the sun descended towards the horizon the mountains
once again began their nightly show of colors.
Eventually they are ablaze
And as the sun set I eagerly awaited the special show
to begin tonight after the skies darkened.
The comet Panstarrs is making its Northern Hemisphere debut.
See it to the left of the Moon?
These are long exposures - some up to 30 seconds so it looks light out
(it was dark) and the moon moved during that time so there is a slight blur.
The lights of Deming, NM along with the light show above.
Just another day on the trail!
Is this great or what?