We did not have plans beyond July 1st for this summer until a couple of weeks ago. Chance brought a lady to Cactus Gardens who has volunteered for several years in New Mexico State Parks. She told me what a great state it was to work with, and encouraged me to apply for a volunteer summer position.
I did, and 3 state parks contacted me. We decided to check out Bluewater State Park on our way to Texas. Bluewater Lake lies in the mountains at 7400 feet elevation.
The park is small, and rather remote … 30 miles to the nearest grocery, laundromat or WiFi, so it’s sometimes hard for them to get volunteers. Other than the distance to those amenities, it is what we had been thinking of as a summer destination…. hopefully, high enough in elevation to not be so hot, relatively low humidity despite the lake, and not so busy that it will be a good place to relax. We accepted the position offered, and will return for orientation the last two weeks of May.
From there, we traveled on to Kerrville, TX. We spent almost a month in Take-It-Easy RV Resort with friend, Donna, and other friends, and enjoying visits from granddaughter, Cassandra, who lives in Austin.
When Cassie’s fiance, Logan spent an afternoon with us, we visited the Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center where we enjoyed a minature quilt display and a western art exhibit.
Upon our return to Bluewater Lake, we began our volunteer work of manning the office and gatehouse.
We are actually parked in a snug little corner of the maintenance compound.
Memorial Day weekend brought a lot of people to the park. Campers lined the lakeshore, and the campground was quite full as well.
We will leave this week for a month in Indiana. It will be the first time we’ve traveled without the 5th wheel since we moved into it full time in 2007…will definitely be different.