Saturday, October 30, 2010

Still at Sumner Lake

We're really enjoying our stay at Sumner Lake SP.  Today was very warm.... in fact, Hot.  We went for a walk down to the lake, and thought we would take the tahiti's out when we got back.  But the wind picked up and we lost motivation.  Maybe tomorrow... although, its not suppose to be as warm as it was today.

Yesterday, friends we met at Elephant Butte in May, came for a visit.  We had a good time together... fishing, eating, chatting, playing Mexican Train, then watching a movie when we were all worn out. 

Callie always gets to kiss the fishys before they're tossed back in....

and sometimes, even play a little...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fort Sumner


Hi Y'All...
We're enjoying our time staying at Sumner Lake State Park.  Its so quiet and secluded.  A couple more campers came in last night, but were gone this morning.  Jeff tried fishing last evening, but not even a bump.  But tonight though... he rode his bike down to the lake, and came back with... NOTHING!  But... he caught 8!!  They were small white bass... too much work to make a meal... so he threw them back.

We went for a walk along the shoreline yesterday, and found a stash of wood that someone left.  Of course, we came back in the truck and picked it up!
It gave us a good fire last night...  it was a beautiful night.  Stars all around us.

Jeff cooked us dinner...

Going fishing...

Earlier today, we went into Fort Sumner.  It's a historical site, but we can't say the place was real eventful. 

History Lesson:
The site marks the former Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation where some 9,000 Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indians were interrred in the 1860's after the government removed them from tribal lands.  In 1864 Troops led by Kit Carson forced Navajos to walk 300 miles from Fort Defiance, Arizona to Fort Sumner... a grueling ordeal that came to be known as "The Long Walk".  The fort was abandoned in 1868, and the Navajos returned to their tribal lands.

We did see Billy the Kids Gravesite:

and checked out the local saloon... but the door was locked.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sumner Lake State Park

Well... we've already moved on.  We decided last night we were ready try a different place.  We drove only 50 miles, to Sumner Lake State Park.  It's 16 miles out of Fort Sumner... a historic place we will visit while we're here.  We're in a small campground... only 13 sites, and right now, it's us, a motorhome that pulled in the same time as us, and the camphost.  It was windy when we got here, but it has stopped now.

Jeff walked down to the lake, while I made dinner, and he came back really happy with this place.  He's looking forward to doing some fishing... me too!

Here are some pictures of our site, and our view out our back window:


      The Locals (outside our window)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Enjoying our first day at Santa Rosa Lake Campground

It was windy today, as forecasted... but not so windy that we couldn't enjoy the day.

We went for a 3 mile walk on the shoreline trail...

Jeff did some leather work...

We went for a bicycle ride...
  (but I didnt get a picture for proof)

After dinner, we played some Mexican Train.  Four games... and Jeff won every one!!

Then we settled in for some television...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hello Santa Rosa!

We left Albuquerque at Noon, and drove 130 miles East on I-40 to Santa Rosa.  We are staying at the Santa Rosa Lake Campground...  our first stay back at New Mexico State campgrounds.  Hopefully we will be settled here for 10-14 days.  I say hopefully, because we are in a reservable site, but with the campground permit, we have to reserve by phone, and reservations are closed on the weekend.  So... someone can go online and reserve this space, before I get the chance on Monday morning.  Whatever will be... will be.

It's very windy today, and the forecast for tomorrow is windy, and the forecast for monday is very windy... 41mph with gusts to 62+mph.  Yee Haw!  Wind isn't in the forecast after Monday... we'll see.

Here is our site... very private.

the view out the back window

Friday, October 22, 2010

Albuquerque and Santa Fe

We're staying at the Enchanted Trails RV Park in Albuquerque.  The view at the entrance of the park, takes us back in time a bit.

This is our site:

Our first night here, we had an awesome thunder and lightning storm.  Infact, I had never seen anything like it.  We flipped our recliners around, and watched the storm out our back window.  A lightning bolt shot straight down to the ground, at what looked like the other end of the park... a wall of blue light lit up the sky in front of us as soon as the lightening struck, and the booming thunder was immediately behind.  What a rush!

Today, we took the New Mexico Railrunner to Santa Fe.  It was a fun experience.  The weather wasn't the best, but we had a good time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

From Holbrook, AZ to Albuquerque, NM

We left Root 66 RV Park in Holbrook this morning, after a 2 night stay.  We made new friends!  We enjoyed the company of a couple parked next to us.  They just celebrated their first anniversary of "full-timing", and they are loving it!  That's what we like to hear.  We chatted and shared stories, but didn't have as much time together as we would have liked.

The drive to Albuquerque, brought a little hail storm.  It was so strong, we pulled right over... but it calmed down right away.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On the Road Again

We hit the road again, this past Wednesday, October 13th.  It feels good.  We're looking forward to arriving at our first New Mexico destination where we will stay the allowed 21 days, but we're also enjoying seeing the sights along the way.

First time visit to the Grand Canyon for Jeff

Petrified Forest - Holbrook, Arizona