|After having a long and good look at the weather maps we decided to move on.|
So yesterday, we left Oak Flat Campground and rode on to Roper Lake State Park 7 miles south of Safford,AZ. Friends of us are serving as hosts there and several years ago we had been there.
Roper Lake State Park, Safford,AZ
Thousands of Yellow breasted Blackbirds are living around this lake, filling the air with their special sounds, which often remind me of a rusty door hinge. Egrets and ducks are abundant as well and after a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake are not only inviting, they're invigorating! Roper Lake State Park provides a great place to spend a few days or just a few hours.
Roper Lake from the Mesa
Eight cabins line the lake at Roper Lake State Park offering a plethora of recreational opportunities. Cabins at Roper Lake are variably furnished with bunk beds with mattresses and/or full size beds with mattress.
Worth to mention is the beautifully built hot tub. Bea tried it yesterday evening and I had myself a nice dip just before leaving Roper lake this morning.
And while Bea is having fun…………………………….I have to wait outside
Today’s ride led us along Hwy 70 to Lordsburg from where we rode down I-10 to Las Cruces,NM.
We had considered to go up to Albuquerque but finally decided against it. Instead we continued US Hwy 70 via Alamogordo. It was not a very clear day so today’s pics are not too good I guess.
San Andrews Mountains
Thanks for skipping along!