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Brantley Lake State Park, NM (Part 2)
I celebrated my 64th birthday here in New Mexico. I started my day by going into Carlsbad. I had a cinnamon raisin bagel (well toasted) and extra cream cheese (I splurged). I also had a cup of their coffee with caramel, I can’t remember the name. Stretch was allowed to sit inside with me (a huge bonus) and we borrowed their wifi. Another treat. Then on to more mundane things like going to the laundromat and then to Walmart for some supplies. I had soup for dinner. It was a good day. The next day, Stretch and I took a hike on another of the trails around here and we really enjoyed that one. We will do that one again. Here are some photos from that walk.
I have grown to like this park. It is clean, comfortable, relaxing, the hosts and rangers are nice and extremely helpful (I know I’m repeating myself). I will have to leave soon though (there is a 14 day limit at each park, although I can return after 7 days). The weather is the best, of course. Beautiful sunshine during the day (sometimes a bit too windy) with temps in the mid-80s and evenings not too cold, around upper 50s. I have to turn the heater on in the morning to get rid of the chill.