We spent the winter in Southwestern New Mexico again, mostly staying in the Monticello Point campground at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. It was a fairly mild Winter and a beautiful Spring. We left about a month ago when it started getting hot and headed to the northwest corner of New Mexico. Our first stop was in Abiquiu at the Riana Campground at Abiquiu Lake.
We had been to Abiquiu before but it was on one of our fast cross-country trips before we were fulltimers. Abiquiu was where Georgia O'Keefe lived for many years and it's easy to see why she fell so in love with the area. It's definitely one of my favorite places we've been in our travels.
We left Abiquiu before Memorial Day and headed to Cochiti Lake. Cochiti is about 30 miles from Santa Fe so it's a great place to stay if you want to avoid the crowded Santa Fe campgrounds. There are two Corps of Engineer Parks on Cochiti Lake but one of them, Tetilla Peak, is not very well known. We stayed at the main one at first and then moved over to Tetilla Peak this week. This was definitely a great find. Today is Friday and this park is about 80% empty. This morning we were the only people here. That's my favorite kind of campground.
We might go into Santa Fe tomorrow and walk around town a bit. We've been there several times before and it is one of my favorite cities but this trip we've only gone into town for groceries and errands. We hope to remedy that tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting. I'll try not to take six months before posting my next blog post.