This weekend, we went on a little trip to southern New Mexico in the Deming area.
We went on the tour of a ghost town, Shakespeare, NM. It was named by an English miner who even called a couple of streets Stratford and Avon. Buildings were small back then. At one point, a guy tried to start a boom there by planting gems out in the desert. People became suspicious when they found gems that wouldn’t be found in the area.
We also went to see City of Rocks…a bunch of tall rocks out in the middle of the desert. Great place for hide-and-seek.
On the way back, we dropped by Elephant Butte lake and went swimming a little. The water was great, once you got used to it. If you’re taking a 2-wheel drive vehicle there, avoid the sand at all costs! We got stuck a couple of times and I’m paranoid of driving through anything that looks like sand now. Sadly, the main beach area is mainly crowded with huge RVs that take up as much space as possible. Are all lakes like that?