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Sunday, September 20, 2015

9-19 El Vado Lake State Park

New Mexico
New Mexico Welcome Sign

Our destination this morning was El Vado Lake State Park in New Mexico. We left Vallecito Campground early this morning and drove about 130 miles to El Vado Lake. On the way there we drove through Pagosa Springs where we saw a few hot air balloons. While we were driving through town we saw a banner that read that Pagosa Springs was having a hot air balloon festival. As we continued our adventure we saw a flock of wild turkeys. At first Larry and I thought that the turkeys were buzzards but when we got close we saw they were turkeys. We drove through beautiful country with pine trees and mountains. When we got to New Mexico the scenery was still pretty.

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One of the hot air balloons in a parking lot at Pagosa Springs

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El Vado Lake

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A father and son fishing from the banks

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A family boating on El Vado Lake

We arrived at El Vado Lake State Park about noon. We hadn’t been here before so we drove around and found a site for the night. We had no problems finding one. We set up the Minnie and then we walked around a little. While walking we met the camp host, he was very friendly. After talking to him we went back to the Minnie and I made lunch. We had leftovers, I made a couple of enchiladas for Larry and I had a couple of sausage wraps. After lunch Larry and I walked over to pay for the night. On the way back we stopped by the boat ramp so I could take pictures of the lake. As we were looking at the lake we saw a family launch their wake-board boat. El Vado Lake is large enough that you can do water sports and fishing. The campground is very nice. Each site has a covered picnic table and fire ring for campfires. We spent the day reading and relaxing in the Minnie. Flo did enjoy the sun for a little while. We had a relaxing day.  

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