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May 31, 2018 - Logan NM – Ute Lake State Park Campground

Finally got our new tires mounted and Roger put them on the camper. It took a while and it was after 11 am before we left Albuquerque. Initially, we thought we might go all the way to Liberal KS, but we were all 3 plumb tuckered out by the time we reached the northbound turnoff, so we decided to stop at Ute Lake. This is a great state park and New Mexico doesn’t charge outlandish rates, so this is always a good stop. We took what was rest of the afternoon and then the evening just to relax and chill. It’s almost as dry in New Mexico as it...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 5, 2017 - Logan NM – Ute Lake State Park Campground

Spent a night in Eastern New Mexico on our way north. Not much happening at this stop. We’re just taking our time getting from one place to the next. Actually, we stopped in Albuquerque on our way here to shop at Camping World, Walmart, etc. to pick up some things we needed for the camper. We also had our first ever traffic tie-up because of an accident. We were tooling our way east on Interstate 40, not far from the exit for the highway to Logan when we came upon dozens of cars stopped on the road. Apparently, a guy pulling a toy hauler...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 27, 2016 - Logan NM – Ute Lake State Park – Zia Campground

Finally made it to New Mexico. Found a state park we hadn’t visited yet, so thought we’d check it out. It’s on a really nice lake and has a great campground. I wouldn’t be surprised if we stop here again when we’re coming/going between Arizona and the rest of the country.

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Retired at Last!

Aug 8, 2016 - Ute Lake State Park (8/6 - 8/7/16)

This is a state park just outside Logan, NM or in other words, the middle of nowhere! It is on Ute Lake which has a lot of people enjoying it on a hot day. The sites are quite large, but there are no trees for shade. There are also sandspurs, so you have to watch where you are walking and don't go barefoot. We stayed there only 2 nights. It was basically a layover as we move east. The little town of Logan has only a couple of motels, gas station, Family Dollar, grocery store and maybe one or two other small businesses. We spent most of...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Heading toward Texas

Just a relatively short drive today from Angel Fire, NM to Logan, NM and Ute Lake SP. We had an interesting and steep (8%) descent from the top of the plateau/mesa down to the flat lands. Ute Lake SP is a nice state park over looking Ute Lake with nice large RV sites. Now that we are at a lower elevation, we are back in warmer temperatures. After a low last night of 32 deg in Angel Fire, we are in mid-upper 80's this afternoon. Our plan for tomorrow is to head to Caprock Canyon SP in Texas and the start of our last few days on the road.

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Oct 23, 2013 - OTRA - NM - Logan

Today our journey will take us to Logan, New Mexico via US-54 and NM-540. We're staying at the Ute State Park which is just outside the little town of Logan. It was another short (very short!) drive (74 miles!) but that's okay; we're in no hurry. This is a nice park, spread out over several different campgrounds and a lake. We actually pulled into our lot in reverse so the big back window could overlook the lake. Bob visited the local Senior Center for lunch one day while I went geocaching. Not a very big town but the people are very...

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Jun 3, 2012 - Trinity Site

Today we drove from Alamogordo to Logan, NM, passing by the Trinity Site. As you may know, this is where the first test of an atomic bomb was conducted, the end result of the Manhattan Project. It's an eerie area, very quiet and desolate looking. The bomb was detonated just outside the small towns of Carrizozo and Carona. Can you imagine what the residents must have thought and experienced on that spring morning in 1945? The entire Alamogordo area is part of the White Sands Missile Range where they still shoot off live missiles from...

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Maine Bound

Mar 17, 2011 - Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ute Lake SP, New Mexico

The high winds at Lake Santa Rosa blew us about 80 miles east to Ute Lake State Park and it is still windy. Good thing I threw out the anchor or we'd be on the east side of Texas before sundown. The one good thing, the wind has been to our backs. The landscape just keeps getting more bleak. These pictures make everything look much better than reality, so this will be a one night stand. With the wind and the burrs in the grass, we need to find something a bit more urban. Have I ever said anything about not caring for urban campgrounds? LOL...

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Dream On

Apr 15, 2010 - Logan, New Mexico

4/15 – 4/18. Three days and 635 miles brought us to Ute State Park in Logan, New Mexico (SR387, SR87, SR79, US60, SR36, SR117, I-40, US54). Stops along the way included a K-Mart parking lot in Show Low, Arizona and a Wal-Mart parking lot in Edgewood, New Mexico. The second day we revisited at an excellent 4 star Mexican restaurant in Grants, New Mexico called El Cafecito (820 East Santa Fe Rd. 505-285-6229) We spent two days in Ute State Park enjoying the beautiful campground and our view of Ute Lake. We drove into Logan to check out the...

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Aug 17, 2008 - If it is 1 o'clock this must be Texas

Today we drove through four states (and we are not at the four corner of AZ, NM, UT, CO). US Highway 54 extends along a diagonal from Northeast to Southwest from Kansas, through the panhandle of Oklahoma, the upper panhandle of Texas to New Mexico. It roughly parallels the old Santa Fe Trail. The highway took us from the plains of Kansas with it's rich cowboy and cattle history. We saw several references to the cattle drives from Texas as well as the Santa Fe Trail which moved goods from Santa Fe to this area. With the land as flat and...

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