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North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 5th 2020

blog 02-05-2020 Catching Up I am including many pictures in this blog to catch up on my activities for the past several days. Some of the pictures are from Rockhound State Park and will be labeled so. I spent time collecting pictures of the different birds in the compground. Some of them are residents, some are just passing through. They sing most of the day and give me so much enjoyment. The Bedire's Thrasher is building a nest in the yucca bush/tree next to my camper and coming and going at all times along with a pair of sparrows that are nesting too. They seem to be cooperating with each other so I guess it's an apartment yucca. The doves are all over and feed mostly on the ground. They do fly around a lot and ... read more
bird's nest in a cactus
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blooming desert

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 1st 2020

Blog 03-02-20 Megan's visit I have been enjoying the campground and the surrounding area, hiking and exploring. Saturday night Megan arrived having landed in El Paso, TX and renting a car and driving to Deming. She is here to work in Las Cruses for a week and flew in early to spend Sunday with me. We had fun talking til we were falling asleep so we had to wait for tomorrow to continue. We had a full day planned so we got up fairly early, had oatmeal pancakes for breakfast then headed to Rockhound State Park to walk in the desert. Since Megan drove in after dark so she was excited to see the area and discover what it had. It was about a 20 min drive to the park and we parked and headed up ... read more
view from Rockhound sp
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Happy camper

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming February 28th 2020

blog 02-28-20 Beep Beep This blog encompasses 2 days, they just all run together after a while. While having coffee outside I noticed a roadrunner doing his thing in the gardens. I quickly grabbed the telephoto lens and went to see if I could catch him. They are wily little devils and very fast and I was lucky enough to catch a fast shot. I had my clogs on and when I got back I walked on the rug and stuck to it. The bottom of my shoes were covered with little mines, the stickers that were getting into Watson's feet. I had to pull out at least 40 from the shoes and several from the rug, we walk bare foot on it. It ended up being a bird photo day. Thought I'd show you what ... read more
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dove

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming February 25th 2020

blog 02-25-20 Palomas The horizon was red behind the mountains and the sky was a blue black, promising to be a beautiful day. I had to wait 2 hours before the sun was up and did it's magic, but it happened. It was warm against the camper for a little while until the wind started. This is definitely wind country. Watson and I took a walk around the park til it was time to get ready for the outing of the day. Tuesdays the Ranch makes a trip to Mexico to do all kinds of things but the best part is the lunch at the Pink Store. Some people have dental work done in Palomas, some get their medications there, then there is always the barber and hair dresser. We all meet in the Pink Store, ... read more
Lynne and the Mariachi player
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming February 24th 2020

Blog 02-24-20 Relax in the Sun Finally a sunny day! My camper is positioned with the sun on my door and the wind coming from the opposite direction so I could be sheltered from the harsh cool breeze. It was delightful sitting outside basking in the morning sun. I had to clean my car. Here is a before picture of how terrible it is. Last year when I went through Texas in a construction area it was raining and the mud splattered the car so badly I could hardly open the door, not so bad this time but almost. I went into town and found a do it yourself car wash with one bay open left so in I went. 15 min later I drove out with a sparkling beauty. Oh, it's so nice. What do ... read more
my really big campsite
looking toward Rockhound State park
from the park looking back toward Deming

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming February 22nd 2020

blog 02-22-20 Home I left Roswell in a freezing fog not knowing if this was a good move. The gloomy weather of the last 2 days has gotten to me so I would do anything to find the sun. The temp was hovering between 32 and 33 but just 50 miles west the temps were warmer and the sun was shinning. As I drove a little higher in elevation the trees and shrubs were ice coated and there were icicles hanging from the road signs. Oh dear, did I make a mistake... I slowed and watched for bridges but the ground was not yet frozen so I soldered on. Through the mountain pass there was snow on the hillsides but the fog had lifted so I felt safer. The other side of the mountain the sun ... read more
the snow in the mt pass, 6300 ft.
white sands in the distance
part of the Organ Mts west side of the valley, going up

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 25th 2019

blog 03-25-19 City of Rocks SP Today Pat and I had plans to travel north to the third state park in our area. It's name is City of Rocks and it is about a square mile right out of the Flintstones, it could pass for Bedrock. We went to the visitor's center and read some information about the park and saw a short film on how the park came to be. It was formed initially when a volcano erupted and left a layer of rock that ultimately was worn away from erosion. It wore away unevenly and left individual rocks standing, some in clusters. The campground is carved into the rock formations and each site is unique. We walked around for a while, in and around the rocks imagining what the different shapes represent. Our imaginations ... read more
The yellow tips look like flowers from a distance
this stone looks like an old lady
there are 2 faces in this one

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 24th 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 ... read more
bull crossing the road
Now that's a bull !
jack rabbit play ground

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 22nd 2019

blog 03-22-19 We Made it Back Thursday was a day to catch up on necessary household chores, laundry, grocery shopping and a little cleaning. Friday morning Pat and I left to go on our adventure. We headed south to Columbus and drove through the Poncho Villa State Park to get a feel for the park to see if staying there was an option at some future date. Columbus is the site of the first invasion of the continental United States by a foreign country. In 1916 Poncho Villa and a band of men crossed the border and attacked Camp Furlong. Several days later General Pershing led an army of men across the border to punish Poncho Villa but they were not successful. The reason for the raid was never known. Our prime destination was just down ... read more
this is the original headquarters for General Perching in Columbus
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a sign outside a cafe in Columbus

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 20th 2019

blog 03-20-19 Super Full Pink Moon Today's plan was to head to Silver City and see what it held for us. My new friend Pat and I left at 10 am and headed north for 57 miles through very dry sage brush and grasslands. There were a few cows here and there but not much else. We stopped in a little town called Hurley to see their claim to fame, a model train exhibit. The town was bigger than I expected but most of the houses looked like they were abandoned. The train set up was in an old mining company store complete with tin roof and old wood floors. There was surprising detail in the display and as soon as we walked in the door Pat was cornered by this lovely old gentleman who proceeded ... read more
This is where the trains were
Lonnie Nolan admiring his handy work
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