We had finally made the decision that our next destination would be Oliver Lee Memorial State Park in Alamogordo, New Mexico. So our drive today took us North on Hwy 285 to Artesia, then West on Hwy 80 through Cloudcroft to Alamogordo. We had no idea that Hwy 80 would be such a beautiful drive!
This road took us through Desert, Ranches, Forests, Rock Tunnels... We climbed to 8800 ft at Cloudcroft, then down again to under 4000 ft. Cloudcroft appears to be a small Ski Resort town.
Oliver Lee State Park is 12 miles South of Alamogordo, then 4 miles East on Dog Canyon Rd. We arrived at 3:30 (it was a slow drive).
The park has only 16 electric sites, and not very large sites. There were only three available... one was way too small... one had a broken water faucet, and the other was a "handicap" site. Since Jeff has a "handicap" permit that hasn't expired from his full knee replacement... we took the handicap site. Besides being a lot bigger, it isn't really any different than other sites. We wouldn't normally take one these sites, but what are we to do? We asked about it, and they gave us the ok!
|Our back window view|
We are beside the Sacramento Mountains
|Our front door View|