BLUEWATER LAKE SP, NM—I left Albuquerque yesterday to head for higher ground and cooler temperatures. I had intended to stay in Bluewater for only a day while I checked out some possible boondocking locations, but I didn’t find anything in the area that compared to the wonderful views and diverse foliage of the park, so I re-upped my annual pass and decided to stay a couple weeks.
The game plan, though tentative, is to spend spring, summer and fall in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, then work my way back to Florida for the winter.
While in Florida, I intend to buy a van or mini-bus and build it out as a go-anywhere second mobile home.
The idea is to put the trailer in storage during the warmer months while traveling and exploring in the van, then, during winter, staying at a campground near my folks in Florida while living out of the trailer.
Native Floridians make fun of the snowbirds who arrive every year all pink and pale on Thanksgiving then flee to the north (all dark and tanned) on Easter, so as a native, the irony of becoming one isn’t lost on me.