2013-23

I have finally come ‘full circle’.  John, Sandra and I met up at Bluewater State Park just before Memorial Day this year and the three of us have reconnected at Bluewater and will be here through Labor Day.  Not only is John a ‘weight=loss guru’ and exercise coach, now he’s trying to make me more “geeky”.  I have owned my smart phone for almost a year without downloading a single app.  Not so any more…….I have 3 new apps. (Thanks to John)  Remember the cartoon cat that leaves claw marks as the dog drags him away to an unknown fate.  Well, that’s me being dragged into the 21st century.  You can see my claw marks on the end of the 20th century of technology.

John claims this is his best side.  Canyon overlook

John claims this is his best side. Canyon overlook

We are back to doing some hiking.  There is just so much nice countryside around here and I plan to see all of it I can.  Hiking is the best way to see it up close and personal.   I may even get in shape.

Rock cairn at the rim of the canyon

Rock cairn at the rim of the canyon

2013-22

I decided to post an entry even tho I have nothing of interest to say and no fascinating pictures to post.  I took Sandra to the airport in Albuquerque and visited with my daughter there.  Sandra has gone to Fargo, ND for a week to attend a wedding and visit family.  I’m not sure where John is right now and I’m at Storrie Lake Park.  I’m spending a lot of time sitting in the sun and reading.  I got an oil change on my car.  I also got the tires rotated.  I went to the car wash and vacuumed out about a ton of dirt that I’ve been gathering all summer.

Flock of geese at Storrie Lake

Flock of geese at Storrie Lake

I have to say that I have really enjoyed being back in the RV.  So much so, in fact, that I’m not looking forward to sitting in Yuma for an extended period of time.  I’ll probably stay there from Oct to Jan.  I plan to get out and travel most of the year.  I have a few good friends to travel with but I’m always in the market for more.

2013-21

We have been at Coyote Creek State Park for a few days now and we all agree, this is the prettiest park we’ve seen.  We have found a hiking trail that circles the park with some strenuous parts and some easy parts.  It takes about 40 minutes to hike the whole thing and we are doing it every day (except the day we drove to Taos by a back road).    We visited an alpaca ranch near Mora, NM.  Everything in this area is so lush and green.  We have been getting rain in the evenings.  There is no TV reception here so I may be looking at a satellite system before next summer.

Coyote Creek State Park

Coyote Creek State Park

View of the campground from the hiking trail

View of the campground from the hiking trail

View of mine, John's and Sandra's RVs from the hiking trail

View of mine, John’s and Sandra’s RVs from the hiking trail

Alpaca - Mora, NM

Alpaca – Mora, NM