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Rockhound State Park

by Kay~Kacey on 1/16/2009

So we stop along the way on this trip. Whatever catches our fancy. So, needing a break, we decided to stop and check out Rockhound State Park out of Deming, New Mexico. Well, I collect rocks, so it seemed like the place to take a photo break.

cactus and views

The views were gorgeous. It was like 48 degrees, but full sun, so it felt warm enough for a light jacket.

jasper trail

Besides, remember how I wanted some jasper for The Love Nest? This seemed like the perfect spot to find it! Of course, we soon realized that with the rough rocks it was really hard to figure out what was what.

rocks in rockhound state park

There is supposed to be quartz (which I’d recognize but didn’t see any), jasper, opal (like I’d recognize a raw opal if I stumbled over it??), and lots of other rocks.

rockhound park photo shoot

Mainly we did a lot of this. The views were so pretty. There was cactus (cacti?) everywhere. Clear skies. Did I mention sunshine??

pointing picture

What, you thought I’d get by without the obligatory pointing photo?? I think not! :roll:

rockhound state park

The park was really pretty. The sky was actually this gorgeous sapphire blue. It was a great break on our journey. Even if we weren’t really sure what rocks we were looking at…

If you missed yesterday’s post on the Rio Grande (I posted late), make sure you see it. You won’t believe what the Rio Grande looks like!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

WillThink4Wine January 16, 2009 at 7:19 am

Love the first shot! It’s wonderful that the two of you can enjoy this road trip together and see and photograph so many new sights!

Dru January 16, 2009 at 8:18 am

I love the first photo. Thanks for sharing your road trip with us with pictures.

Mental P Mama January 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

What a beautiful blue sky!

Tori Lennox January 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm

*whimper* I wanna go to the desert!!!

Suzanne January 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

That is a really beautiful park! I love the first photo, too!

Flea January 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm

How gorgeous! I love to rockhound, too! Someday I’ll head west. *sigh*

Kate January 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Ah. Sun. It’s one degree out there with the wind chill tonight. That’s pretty cold for Maryland.

Beautiful pics.

Crazy Daisy January 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Wonderful photos!

mary January 17, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Oh, I would LOVE to see the west!

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