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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Laundry and pictures

I promise, no pictures of laundry. No one needs to see that. I don't know why I dread having to do laundry because when I finally do it, meh, no big deal. Today was that day so Jake and I headed out early this morning to get it done while it was still cool enough for him to hang out in the car with me. Me with my Kindle and him with his deep thoughts.

I've been going back and forth between a schweet boondocking spot in Elephant Butte SP and the riverside primitive camping at Caballo Lake SP. Both spots are free since I have the NM annual camping pass; otherwise, EB would be $8/night and Caballo $10/night.

Elephant Butte is my favorite because I'm guaranteed to have the place to myself. I camp in the only spot that's not too sandy for a rig; it's a terrific find, and there's very little traffic past my camp. I prop open the door to give Jake and the cats free access to the great outdoors. Big plus, there's a dumpster within walking distance. I would stay here long term but I'm limited to 14 days at a stretch.

Boondocking at Elephant Butte




Primitive camping at Caballo, with a great shade tree.




Weekends at Caballo can get a bit crowded for my solitary preferences but I don't begrudge anyone taking a much needed break from their nine to five grind, and it's nice to see and hear kids outside playing. I know Sunday will come and they'll all pack up and head back home while I'm lucky enough to be able to keep on camping and enjoying these beautiful days in this beautiful spot.

Much appreciation to everyone who stopped in to read and comment on my first post. You've all made me feel welcome and that's no small thing. Thank you.










18 comments:

  1. I know what you mean, I'm the same way with laundry. I wait and wait and put it off and put it off. Finally I drive to town and it takes an hour. It doesn't make sense, but... Honestly, I'm the same with vacuuming. :(

    It's hot up here in EB today, I'll bet it's cooler along the river. We're on opposite 14-day clocks, but I'll be back there in a week or so if the temps stay cool enough. :)

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    1. I vacuum every day but that's only because I'd be overrun with fur if I didn't. I do it first thing in the morning, before I sit down on the couch and all hope is lost. :)

      Hot here, too. Makes the river look inviting. It's supposed to be hot for a couple more days then back to nicer temps.

      I'm allowed 8 more days here but don't know if I'll stay that long. One of these days we'll overlap again. :)

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  2. Great looking dog. That NM camping pass must be a pretty good deal. I've added that to my list to buy for when I start traveling. I won't even discuss laundry, it's not even motivating in a s/b with a washer and dryer.

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    1. Thanks Steve, I agree, and he's sweet, too. :)

      The NM pass is really terrific, and if you need water/electric then it's just $4/night with the pass.

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  3. coming on over from the Bayfield Bunch! nice shiny new blog you have.. will be sure to follow along with all your adventures!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping in, Sue. Happy to have you along!

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  4. Happy to see you've joined the blogging world! I love reading blogs with traveling cats. Just wish we had the guts to let ours outside off leash but we're afraid they won't come back. Then again, that might not be such a bad thing;)

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    1. I didn't let these guys out for the longest time for just that reason but they're so happy when they can roam that I let them out when I feel reasonably comfortable that they'll be ok.

      Thanks for dropping in!

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  5. Hmm...do you think you can manage a stealth RV cover so you can stay longer....looks like a perfect spot.

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    1. Hi Contessa! Good to see you here!

      I saw an RV painted camo. Ugly as sin but it sure would be stealthy. :)

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  6. Hi there! Jake's eyes look so red in Al's photo. Are they a vivid orange?

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    1. Hi Kristine! When the light hits them just right they do look orange or amber.

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  7. Welcome to the blogging world, wondered where ya was and what you were doing.

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    1. Thanks George! Happy to have you here!

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  8. Beautiful beautiful sites. I know the PIA of having to move every 14 days but it makes me clean up so that's not a bad thing. Sometimes I even vacuum. In my dreams, daily. I don't have animals but the sand and dirt that accumulates makes it seem like I do. So fun to see these many pictures of your life and all that water. You could talk me into NM if I weren't on my way to the Great Lakes.

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    1. It's true, having to move every couple of weeks forces a clean up and put away. That's a good thing.

      You'll have to put NM on your To Do list and see these beautiful sights and sites yourself. :)

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  9. I HATE doing laundry so own enough clothes to go three weeks in between. What the heck, at a laundry matt it takes just as long to do one load as three.

    Love both your current locations.

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    1. I can go over a month before having to hit the laundromat but I don't have uniforms to deal with. I do like having everything done at one time.

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