Thanksgiving 2017

This year found us once again staying in New Mexico for Thanksgiving. Because the wound center was located in Las Cruces and we needed to be close in case of an emergency, we decided to stay at the KOA campsite in Las Cruces. We like the KOA campsites when a state park is not nearby because you can reserve your sites. We discovered that several Good Sam campsites, especially those located on the reservations in New Mexico, are first come, first serve. This makes traveling difficult if you are exploring an area and do not want to be rushed for time. The KOA campsite in Cruces has a beautiful view and is located a few minutes from shops and restaurants. We elected to buy a takeout meal and a bottle of Mimosa from the St. Clair’s Winery and Bistro for our Thanksgiving meal and were not disappointed. In fact, we had plenty of leftovers for the next day. The next day we drove out to the BLM Dripping Springs Natural Area and after viewing the various hiking trails in the visitor center decided to return at a future date to explore those trails. Camping is not available https://www.blm.gov/visit/dripping-springs-natural-area