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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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North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 19th 2019

blog 03-19-19 Rockhound The sun is shinning today and I went to Rock Hound State Park about 20 miles from here. I heard it was a beautiful place to camp and I wanted to see what it had to offer. It was beautiful and Watson and I took a walk on one of their trails to see if we could spot a treasure. You can take rocks home from here as long as they don't weigh more than 17 lbs. Oh wow, a legal place to gather rocks! It was mid day and starting to get hot so we didn't go far but I did manage to get 2 little rocks to add to my water garden at home. There were flowers everywhere and they are called Mexican Poppies, real beauties. Pictures I hope. I drove ... read more
Part of the visitors center
Mexican Poppies
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 17th 2019

For some reason the pictures won't upload, I'll try tomorrow. blog 03-17-19 Happy St Patrick's Day 03-16-19 was a stay in the camper day. I re organized the place and took what I haven't used out into the car so it's out of the way. Some cleaning happened too and I felt much better, less clutter. Lynne came over about 3:30 and we went for a little hike between rain and snow storms, yes snow! What's happening here!! I then went to Lynne's camper for happy hour til sunset time. The sky looked promising and there were several different aspects to the sun set. Pictures Time for some hot tea and bed. Poor Petunia was covered with frost this morning. It was below freezing last night and 53 inside the camper. It was a one dog ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming March 17th 2019

Trying to add pictures from yesterday's blogblog 03-17-19 Happy St Patrick's Day 03-16-19 was a stay in the camper day. I re organized the place and took what I haven't used out into the car so it's out of the way. Some cleaning happened too and I felt much better, less clutter. Lynne came over about 3:30 and we went for a little hike between rain and snow storms, yes snow! What's happening here!! I then went to Lynne's camper for happy hour til sunset time. The sky looked promising and there were several different aspects to the sky. Pictures Time for some hot tea and bed. Poor Petunia was covered with frost this morning. It was below freezing last night and 53 inside the camper. It was a one dog night. I am moving today ... read more
don't fall on this guy
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Lynne on the canyon trail

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming February 2nd 2019

DANGEROUS DAN TUCKER I am damned if I know what to make of Dangerous Dan Tucker. He seems to have appeared in New Mexico from nowhere, served his uses as a lawman, and then disappeared to nowhere. He first appears in New Mexico as the operator of a roadhouse at City of Rocks in Grant County, New Mexico. When he lost his lease on it in 1877 he moved on to Silver City, which was a far livelier community. City of Rocks would have been a convenient place for a man to hide out from the law if he thought the law was after him. Silver City would have been a convenient place for man to hide out from the law under an assumed identity if he could just go straight. Early records in Silver City ... read more
SHAKESPEARE.  NM
CITY OF ROCKS
ZUNI SIDING

North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming January 29th 2019

April 6th A youngster named George Adolphus Scarborough squalled his way into the world on October 2, 1859 in Natchitoches Parish, LA. His folks made their way into Texas and when George came of age he became a cowboy. By 1885 he was appointed sheriff of Jones County, TX. He would remain a lawman for the rest of his life. Things rolled merrily along for him, he had taken a wife and started in raising a passel of noisy children. By 1895 he had been appointed as a U S Deputy Marshal in El Paso. At that time there was a surly outlaw named Martin M’Rose who was thumbing his nose at the Texas authorities from over in Juarez. Texas authorities badly wanted to extradite him. His wife moved to El Paso and hired a lawyer ... read more

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

LOTTIE DENO Carlotta J. Thompkins came bouncing into the world on April 21, 1844 in Warsaw, KY. She was the oldest of the Thompkins children. Warsaw is a thriving little community slap on the Ohio River about halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati. Her dad was a lively farmer, sportsman, and horse breeder, but he failed to produce male progeny. As she was coming of age her dad charged her with the welfare of the family and began to teach her what he knew of the world. She accompanied him on business trips to sell hemp in Michigan, and to attend horse racing in Nawlins, He also taught her to be a riverboat gambler When the Civil War broke out her dad promptly resigned from his position in the Kentucky General Assembly, got a commission in the ... read more
LOTTIE'S HUSBAND




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