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Published: March 25th 2019
blog 03-24-19 Cow Day
Watson and I left early to go to the Rockhound State Park and Canyon Spring State Park for just 2 hours because at noon Louis was coming to wash my motorhome and car. Pat had arranged for Louis to come to wash and wax her motorhome and mine needed washing so badly I employed him too.
On the road to the park there is a section that is open range, meaning there are no fences and cows roam wherever they want. The car way in front of me hit his brakes and as I got closer realized why. There was a huge long horn bull who decided the other side of the road was where he wanted to be. As I got closer he turned and stood on the edge of the field trying to decide if I was a threat or not. I stopped but ready to take off quickly and was able to get a picture before he decided to attach. My car is red you know.
Further down the road I have seen jack rabbits before but this morning there was a bunch of them running back and forth across the
road. So they got their pictures taken. Then a road runner scurried across too fast to get a shot.
I went up the hill to the canyon spring park and investigated a little and took some pictures. It's a day use park and would be nice to have a picnic and a hike, very quiet and peaceful.
I then went to Rockhound and walked around some and took pictures of Mexican Poppies. They are incredibly colorful and delicate, can't believe they survive here in the desert. There wee some cows in the field of poppies so of course they got snapped too.
I returned just in time to watch the men start on my camper. They had done a wonderful job on Pat's, I really needed my sunglasses to pass by. I walked Watson around the park then went to the dog park where he wasn't interested in chasing the ball.
By the time my camper and car were beautiful it was time for Pat and me to attend the jam session she heard about taking place in town. We found the hall and the party was in full swing when we entered. We found some
seats up front and just had a hoot of a time listening to the music. Almost all of the people in the room were over 65 and happy and energetic, toe tapping, and dancing like they dance all the time. Pressed jeans, cowboy boots and hats, long sleeve shirts and big grins were the dress of the afternoon. There must have been 75 to 100 people there, most locals but a few tourists like us. People from the audience went up and sang or played an instrument, some should have remained seated but they gave it their all and were excited to be heard. Some must have been over 80 with very faltering voices but they were all well received by the whole room.
We talked to the people around us who were only too helpful to suggest places to visit while we were visiting. We even got a little local gossip. The energy in the room was electric, I loved every minute of it.
A little after 4 the show broke up for this week and Pat and I headed to a restaurant called Forgetaboutit. Yes, it is an Italian place, a couple from NY that have
a reputation for providing great food, especially pizza. I had chicken parm and Pat had shrimp scampi and yes, the food was delicious. We shared a desert and left barely able to cross the street but we do have enough food for 2 more days.
When we got home I fed Watson and walked him around the park talking to a fellow from Michigan along the way.
Everyone here is super friendly and down to earth. There is a house for sale along the road where the jack rabbits play and I love the house and the location, I'm having a hard time not calling the realtor. It's so windy here and hot during the summer and far away from my family, it would not be a wise move, but sure is tempting.
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