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Clayton Lake SP, Dinosaurs, & a Burglar

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Two nights ago we were at Clayton Lake State Park in NM & what a gem it is! It's surrounded by thousands of acres of flat farmland & as you're driving there you don't have a whole lot of hope for it being anything special, but wow, it's a true oasis. A perk are the impressive dinosaur tracks that were uncovered/discovered when the park was established.

 

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Unfortunately, during the night, our truck was broken into. Duke discovered it & said come look at this, something isn't right. Inside the bed of our truck, that was closed up tight all night, was a huge pile of poop. Walking the dogs the night before I'd seen a big raccoon under the camper & apparently he decided to move in where it was warm.

 

After digging around to make sure he was gone, we cleaned up his mess, packed the bed of the truck back up & hit the road. We are now 200+ miles down the road in Dodge City. Duke is doing laundry & I'm deep cleaning the camper. The dogs were tied up to the picnic table & WOULD NOT QUIT BARKING. They could smell the remnants of Mr. Coon & would not let it go, so to prove to them that he was gone, I let them get in the bed of truck.

 

And that's when I realized, we had a hitchhiker. Hope he likes corn.

 

 

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Woa, sorry about that mess! Hope your hitchhiker likes Kansas.

Thanks for the info on the park. looks great!

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Interesting story! Glad it worked out okay... Mike

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I assume that the bandit paid his overnight room bill before he headed into the corn fields? Have the pups stopped barking yet? And just who said that labradoodles were not that bright?

 

Great story! And, that really does look like a good camp.

 

Bill

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