Florida Bound

We’ve diverged from our original plan of traveling through Colorado and the mid-west this spring.  We are now on a fast track to Florida for an unknown period of time.  This will be our first time back in Florida in over two years.  While we are excited to see friends, family and more, we head back at this time with a little trepidation and some anxiety about our home.

Back mid-February, I discovered a soft spot in our sub-flooring, which could be caused by a number of things, such as leak, pest or rot.  Not wanting to risk the floor giving out along our route, we’ve scheduled a leak test and maintenance for our home.  This means we’ll be homeless for an unknown period of time, and will living with family while we wait. 

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.  Until then, enjoy some pictures from our ten day journey back to the southeast.

Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Fritch Fortress, Lake Meredith National Rec Area
Prairie Dog Playground, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Prairie Dog Playground, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Ame Looking for Prairie Dog, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Ame Looking for Prairie Dog, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Ame Looking for Prairie Dog, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Ame Looking for Prairie Dog, Lake Arrowhead State Park, TX
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Water Reflections, Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Water Reflections, Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Water Reflections, Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Water Reflections, Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA
Fausse Pointe State Park, LA

Rocky Point, Santa Rosa Lake State Park

Our final stop in New Mexico is Santa Rosa State Park.  This park and campground are unique in the fact that while they are run by the State of New Mexico, but Corp of Engineers constructed the facilities.  In our five days in the park, we’ve spent time exploring the trails down to the Santa Rosa Lake & Pecos River.

Stone Heart, Rocky Point, Santa Rosa Lake
Stone Heart, Rocky Point, Santa Rosa Lake
Rock Face, Rocky Point Santa Rosa Lake
Rock Face, Rocky Point Santa Rosa Lake
Santa Rosa Lake
Santa Rosa Lake
Santa Rosa Lake
Santa Rosa Lake
COE Dam, Santa Rosa Lake
COE Dam, Santa Rosa Lake

Three Rivers Petroglyph Area

Located between Alamogordo, NM and Valley of Fires is Three Rivers Petroglyph area.  This BLM area contains over 20,000 petroglyphs believed to be from the Jornada Mogollon time period.  Since we are visiting the site with Ame, we are not allowed on the traditional trail used by visitors, but we are thrilled to learn of a longer dirt trail that dogs are welcome to use.  This trail brings us to the end of several outcroppings, along a dry wash, that contains hundreds of animal, figure and shaped drawings.  We even find a drawing similar to a volcano..could it be symbolizing the lava flows from Valley of Fires?

Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Three Rivers Petroglyphs
Volcano?, Three Rivers Petroglyph
Volcano?, Three Rivers Petroglyph