Elephant Butte at Thanksgiving

For the past eight years, we have traveled to either San Diego, CA or Greensboro, NC to spend Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren. This year our children decided to take trips and we elected not to join them since I was still recovering from a bout with Bell’s Palsy. So, off we went to Elephant Butte State Park with our new camper, the T@B. I cooked most of the meal before we left, picked up the turkey and the brisket from Grill 49 in Tularosa on Thanksgiving day, and arrived in plenty of time to celebrate the day at the state park. The weather was absolutely perfect until later in our stay and we resorted to eating out and take outs. We treated ourselves to a soak at the Blackstone Hotsprings, drove the Geronimo Trail (Tony is writing and as soon as I edit we will post on the website), visited the other two dam sites and state parks, watched several DVD’s, and read. And as always, we enjoyed watching the rabbits, birds, and quail coming out from their protective hideaways to eat the bird seed we now keep in the camper. This was our last trip of 2016 exploring the trails of New Mexico. We look forward to driving more trails in 2017 and sharing those with you.