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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chillin' and chattin' in northern NM

I'm having a great time relaxing at Storrie Lake State Park and hanging out with Jeanne and Barbara. We've spent many a pleasant hour just chatting and having a good time. I keep forgetting to take pictures while we're all together.

We had kind of an impromptu potluck the other day; I made chili, Jeanne made cornbread muffins and Barbara made a salad.

Barbara took this terrific shot. It's a hard life.

Jeanne and Barbara both have dogs (Riley and Katie) and it's been really great for Jake to hang out and get some doggy time. He was afraid of tiny chihuahua Katie at first because she'd bark at him but now he's fine with her (and she him). Riley is just super chill all the time.

Jake really likes Jeanne. See?

It's been hot the last couple of days but has cooled down today and will be in the 70s for the next few, anyway. There's a decent chance of rain tomorrow so I climbed up on Bliss' roof this morning and put Eternabond all around the bathroom skylight. It was my first real walk-around up there and I'm happy to report that all looks good.

There's a huge hispanic celebration coming up in nearby Las Vegas over the July 4 holiday. We're wondering if that will mean a super busy state park for the holiday or if folks will stay in town instead. Right now, it's super quiet here.

I'll leave you with scenes from camp. Try not to feel too sorry for me.












12 comments:

  1. Well your pictures are breaking my heart. Friends for you, friends for Jake and all in a beautiful place. You've set yourself up pretty sweetly I'd say.

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    1. Yeah, I think we're doing all right!

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  2. I love that first shot with the field and sky and clouds - that's one of the "water color" scenes Jeanne was talking about. Yeah, rough life. Really easy to be lazy here, but you DID get up on your roof and get the Eternabond down. More than I've done!! :)

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    1. We do have some nice views here, don't we.

      That Eternabond job was 20 minutes of almost-labor. I'm exhausted! :)

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  3. Chillin' by the chili... Tough life... Looks like you were having a good old time. You are always smiling... You know how I was bragging on what a mild early summer we were having? Well... It is 103 today and now I'm paying for my bragging... lol... How are you holding up in the heat? What are you doing to stay cool? I know you moved to higher altitudes. Can you swim in any of the lakes that you camp by? That is the only thing that kind of worries me about the fulltime life is hiding from the heat, and I am a boondocker. None of that RV park stuff for me... The heat didn't used to bother me when I was younger but now... Hoo Boy!!!

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    1. I had some 103º days earlier; not fun, not fun at all. It's much nicer up here. Today is just in the 70s.

      I'm sure you could swim in this lake. I don't swim in water I can't see through but that's just me, I'm sure the water is fine.

      The beauty of wheels is being able to drive out of the heat. I was stuck in the last spot because I had too many wheels but now can move with the weather easily.

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  4. It sure is great to hang with you and Jake and Barbara/Katie. Life is good! And good for you for staying on top of (pun, HA!) Bliss' roof maintenance.
    Jeanne

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    1. Life is good! I'm glad you're having fun, too.

      Oh yeah, I'm all over roof maintenance. :)

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  5. I don't know, it's pretty hard to NOT feel sorry for you being surrounded by serene vistas, chill friends, loving doggies, and 70 degree temps in July. Poor thing, sure hope your life becomes bearable soon........;-)

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    1. Thank you, Jodee, it's nice that someone understands just what I'm going through here.

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  6. Rough life. Company all around and gorgeous views.

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