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Sep 24, 2013 - Day Trip: Clayton Lake State Park, NM

John and I are awake at midnight laughing. The train just went through town. It appears that, all towns out west are along the railroads. Today is why we brought the motorcycle. We head into town for breakfast. The Hotel Eklund is not open so we head back to the Rabbit Ears Restaurant. We will stop here again tomorrow! We gas up the motorcycle and head to Clayton Lake State Park. I know there is a lake at the park and dinosaur tracks. It could be great or not. As we leave town, we find ourselves on a wonderfully scenic road. We stop to take...

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Nov 6, 2008 - Clayton Lake State Park - New Mexico

11/6/08 We decided that it was time to make serious tracks south today. We started off from the Weckwerth’s since they were all at work or school anyway. I got to drive my second 100 miles in the trip! We drove straight south to the edge of New Mexico to get warm as quickly as possible, but it was, as usual, a case of “out of the fire and into the frying pan” since we didn’t lose any altitude at all, and, in fact, gained quite a bit. So it was that we found ourselves at the end of afternoon driving toward a huge volcanic cone in the...

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Nov 1, 2008 - Sorry for the delay

We are now set up in Elephant Butte (not BUT) New Mexico. We will be here for at least Nov. But, let me take you back a ways. After Kansas, we drove all day thru Kansas and Oklahoma. That is some of the most open and lonely country I have ever seen. Our hats are off to anyone who lives and farms that land. Thank God someone wants to. We eventually got to Clayton Lake State Park. We had very little phone reception, (as those of you who tried to contact us know) and no internet. It was very beautiful tho. About 20 miles into the high deserts...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Clayton Lake State Park Clayton, NW 6/19 - 6/21/08

Clayton Lake is a manmade lake 12 miles outside of Clayton in the northeast corner of New Mexico. You can not see Clayton Lake until you arrive at the entrance as it is a canyon in the middle of the desert. Clayton Lake was created as a waterfowl migration stop-over point. The big draw for Clayton Lake is a dinosaur track way which is only one of two track ways open to the public.

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