Just a few miles southeast of Deming, NM we spent a night and day at Rockhound State Park. This is one place that allows you to actually take and keep any pretty rocks you may find. Up to 15 pounds! There has been many thundereggs found here...ordinary roundish looking rocks that, when cut in half & polished have beautiful sparkling gem geodes inside.
|Our rock collector enthusiast. Her favorites are the sparklies & clear quartz.|
She didn't like the floss around her tooth, so she pulled it with pliers instead!
|Up close of her pretties. The yellow pineapple thing is a bloom off a barrel cactus|
|cool mornings and evenings|
We took a short hike behind our campsite up the Florida Mountains. Barren, desert, dry, hot. But the rocks were a little more colorful here than in other desert regions.
|One of the bigger barrel cactus we had seen|
|Our campsite- down below- on the left. |
It's hard to escape the sun...can't imagine how summertime would be!
There are ibex living here, but we didn't see any. In fact we didn't see much of any wildlife, except an elusive lizard. We were again very close to Mexico!