The destination for my Silver City host and me was the City of Rocks State Park.
It was late morning as we walked the rocks. With the sun over head, it wasn't the best time to be taking photos of the rocks. These carved rocks are the remnants of an eroded volcanic flow. Nature does a beautiful job at creating shapes and balanced rocks.
Peer through the crevice formed by the rocks to see a very small rock in the distance. (At least it seemed to be a photo op when I took the photo.)
Wait a minute. Not sure I want to have a picnic lunch at this table with that boulder stuck above. What if there was an earthquake. Or perhaps there is a very small flake of stone holding it there. As the rocks heat and contract, that rock may slip and ruin a pleasant picnic.
In all directions from the park is grass land prairie with an occasional windmill.
Quiet and remote with access to a Verizon cell tower is where we found a codger road friend parked for several weeks taking advantage of New Mexico's State Park pass.
We interrupted the codger's breakfast and then continued to chat for several hours catching up on each others lives as well as resolving the world's problems.