Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tetilla COE Park, Cochiti Lake

We are staying at the Corp of Engineer’s Tetilla Park on the Cochiti Lake.  This is one of two campgrounds in the area, the other being Cochiti Recreational Area right across from us. Tetilla Park is about 13 miles off of I-25 where the Cochiti Recreational Area CG is about 25 miles off of I-25.

Cochiti Lake NM (2) Cochiti Lake NM (1)
270px-CochitiDam 220px-Cochiti_Lake_shoreline

Cochiti Dam by volume of material, is the 23rd largest dam in the world at 62,849,000 yards of material, and the eleventh largest earthen dam in the world. Quite impressive!

The campground here is fairly nice, but not nice enough at $20/night for electric and water. Luckily, with our Golden Age Pass we are only paying $10 which is acceptable for what we have….but the view is very pretty.

Unfortunately, we are expecting vey high winds today and tomorrow. They are saying to expect gusts of 50-60 MPH and may over 75 MPH. So I guess the barbeque ribs we were planning for dinner tonight will have to be “barbequed” in the oven.

We’re so happy to be able to spend some more time with Linda and Jim Mossman.  Glad they decided to spend another week here so we could come over from Pueblo and enjoy their company again. They both make us laugh so much…it makes my heart happy to be around them. 

We will probably get together with the Mossman’s and play Mexican Train all day and watch the rigs bounce around.  There will probably be a considerable amount of alcohol consumed, as well, to subside the fear of toppling over!

Check back with us tomorrow and see if we survived.

Remember, you are loved!


  1. Have a margarita ot two for us! High winds here today as well.

    Happy Trails...

  2. Isn't it a marvelous thing to find another couple that we can enjoy so much! Hope you and the Mossman's have a fun day! Your view is gorgeous. And BTW, the wind is gusting here in Iowa, too. Our rig is parked where the machine shed should block most of the wind and we're still rocking from side to side!


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