|Huge traffic jam in Pojoaque.|
|After the traffic ordeal, we were hungry and decided to go to Bumble Bees.|
Bumble Bees is a medium-fast food Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe. We chose it because it was close by and after the traffic mess we were hungry. Bumble Bees use to be a great place for a quick meal in Santa Fa but has gone downhill IMHO. It's too expensive for what you get and I never have a good feeling eating there. It's crowded with tables. You use to get free chips and salsa. It's mediocre for the price. The food is good, but I just feel like the place isn't designed right. Food takes too long to be served. Lately, one plate is ready and another plate you have to wait for. Service isn't as friendly as it used to be. I dislike going there and would choose other places, like The Pantry in Santa Fe when possible.
After our dinner, we drove late into the night to Elephant Butte State Park.
We have YouTube TV on our phones and Karen watched recorded TV shows while we trucked across New Mexico. We really like the DVR functions of YouTube TV. It worked well on this trip.
|Waking up at Elephant Butte State Park.|
|Our spot at Elephant Butte - Lion's Beach.|
The older couple that own and run the place are super nice folks and the price is right ($6 per person, per night). You can soak as long as you want. Typically, there is nudity after dark, so be warned.
|Greg relaxing at our campsite.|
|The Gila River from our site #11.|
Wildwood has natural hot spring water, cement pools, cabins, campsites. We liked what we saw there and will stay/soak there on a future trip. It's more expensive than Gila Hot Springs Ranch.
|The nice looking pools of Wildwood (Clothing Optional Area).|
|The clothing required pool at Wildwood.|
|One of Wildwood's campsites.|
After our overnight stay at Gila Hot Springs Ranch, we took the gorgeous (but super winding) highway 15 to Silver City.
We have a favorite breakfast place in Silver City called Adobe Springs Cafe. It was about 2:30pm when we finally got there, but they were still serving breakfast! Fantastic!
|Greg and his veggie omelet with hash browns at Adobe Springs Cafe in Silver City.|
|Karen in front of the Adobe Springs Cafe.|
|An unusual car sticker.|
|A fun mural in Silver City.|
|Greg at Faywood Hot Springs campground.|
|An amazing New Mexico sunset!|
|Greg enjoying his salad at Sweet Tomatoes with gluten free muffins.|