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Cactus Forest Days – Arizona – January 2020

Cactus Forest Days – Arizona – January 2020

Monday January 13: One reason Clifford and I decided to camp at Cactus Forest, northwest of Tucson, is that, besides liking this unique dispersed camping area, ….it is near enough to Tucson to have our “big city” day. The most ...
Cactus Forest – January 2020

Cactus Forest – January 2020

Sunday January 12: There is a little frost on the outdoor tables this morning at Cactus Forest BLM dispersed camping area where Clifford and I are camped, having arrived yesterday afternoon. This area is northwest of Tucson at the Red ...
Arizona Here We Come – January 2020

Arizona Here We Come – January 2020

Thursday January 9: Clifford and I have enjoyed our stay at Elephant Butte New Mexico State Park, but today is moving day and we are heading further south. Although our destination is Quartzsite, Arizona, we will only go as far ...
Last Days at Elephant Butte – January 2020

Last Days at Elephant Butte – January 2020

Sunday January 5 to Wednesday January 8: The days go sweetly by as we tend to our projects: dulcimer and ham radio for Clifford; walkabouts for photos, writing blogs, editing, playing viola for me. We are really enjoying our spot ...
It’s a New Year – January 2020

It’s a New Year – January 2020

Wednesday January 1 to Saturday January 4: It is great having some days to stay put at our Elephant Butte New Mexico State Park campsite with no business to take care of and no errands to run. One afternoon Clifford ...
At the Close of the Year – December 2019

At the Close of the Year – December 2019

Thursday December 26 – It is a really lovely morning here at Elephant Butte New Mexico State Park where Clifford and I are camped. Today we are moving to a different campground, but when we get there, we find that ...
Christmas at Elephant Butte – December 2019

Christmas at Elephant Butte – December 2019

Friday December 20 to Wednesday December 25: These are special days at Elephant Butte State Park in central New Mexico where Clifford and I are camped — beginning with the Solstice, celebrated by spending time outdoors and adding to the ...
More of Elephant Butte – December 2019

More of Elephant Butte – December 2019

Tuesday December 17 to Thursday December 19: Nights are chilly, in the low 20’s, and midday temperatures in the 40’s here at Elephant Butte New Mexico State Park where Clifford and I are camped. I dress warmly when I walk ...
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