April 18 2012 Scottsdale to Balmorhea

I had rented a Chevy HHR and drove to Balmorhea State Park on the 18th where I was to meet up with  Spoon and Harpo on the 19th. I had planned to do the 620 mile trip in two easy days but once on the road I was able to press on and do the trip in an easy 10 hours. This was because I missed the Phoenix rush hour, 75-80 mph speed limits, and 30 mpg average.

I decided to go ahead and camp that night. It was fairly crowded with mainly pass through RVs and travelers.

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Balmorhea State Park is known for its spring feed swimming pool. But at the time it was shut down for repairs and cleaning. I didn’t get to see the pool area except for some glimpses from outside the fence.

April 19th >>