Today we took a drive out to the Leasburg Dam State Park...they have RV sites and we wanted to take a look around. It's only about 15 miles north of Las Cruces and it was really quite nice. Some of the sites are first-come, first-serve, while others are reserved. About 1/2 of them have water and electric...and the fee is only $14/night if you get one of these sites! We stopped at the visitor center and spoke with the volunteer hosts, who were very helpful and friendly! If we don't go to the City of Rocks on our way to Benson, we'll probably head here for a couple of nights.
About 100 yards down the road is the Fort Seldon Ruins...so of course we had to stop in! Again, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly! After a 10 minute movie which explained the history of the fort, we browsed the indoor museum and then walked through the ruins. In a nutshell, the fort was built in 1867 to protect settlers from the indians. It was abandoned around 1890, when indian raids settled down.
Back to the scramble!