Monday, February 18, 2019

2018 12 Medina Lake

First time out in a while......been busy remodeling house.
We always  enjoyed New Year's  eve at Thousand Trails....Only a little over an hour from home.   The weather was pretty good considering the lime of year. Met some nice couples. 
The lake  was full as evidenced by the photos taken just above the dam.  A stark contrast to the drought blog photos taken in January 2012.

 Buzzards lined up on Medina Dam

Ski Apache Zip Line

This was an exciting day for us as we had been talking about it all summer.
We arrived around 8:00 AM for tickets, etc.  We watched a video, got suited up, and a quick lesson.  The rollers for the line were in out backpack.  

We rode the gondola up to the end of the line, then a 4 wheeler took us higher to the platform.  It was sunny, but dark clouds were in the distance.  Only 3 maybe 4 couples got to go. The others had to go back down the mountain.   We arrived at the first stop only to have to wait in cold little cabin while the storm blew over.  Instead of going on the next leg down, they took us back up to the top on a very bumpy truck ride.  So we did the longest leg again.  Weather coming in again.....they hurried us on to  the next leg. By that time, it was getting close to 2:00 PM., and we were hungry.   We decided to be shuttled down the rest of the way rather than wait for the weather to pass.   So we did not get to do the last leg, but did the first one twice.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monjeau Fire Lookout Tower

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                  Late  one afternoon, we decided to drive up to Monjeau since we had not in several years.  The devastation from the Little Bear fire was so sad to see,
There are 2 photos of the Aspen grove before the fire.   Ruidoso can be seen in some of the photos.

Friday, May 15, 2015

On our way back to Pine Ridge Campground in Ruidoso for 5 months.

    Sunrise on US 285 somewhere between Ft. Stockton and Roswell

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stayed home this winter

Soon it will be time to leave for Ruidoso, to be there may 15th.   Larry did get the last section of fence built & it looks great – especially the double gate.

Every measurement has to be exact so it is not a quick job. 

 After that he will see about getting an HD roof mount receiver for the RV, and probably look into replacing the little is getting tired. 

 I am going to get back into soap making.  There was no such thing as the internet when I last made it.  I am  looking into hot process goat milk....keeping it from getting too hot will be the challenge.


  November through February we spent a lot of time with our neighbor who was in the final stages of cancer.   The new HD  SWM dish  on top of the RV is done.  All wires are run inside.  He has been wanting a 22” for the bedroom.  Since they seem to be getting scarce, we decided to get one before they are no longer available.  He worked several days   re-doing the cabinet where the old TV was.  Now we have an extra shelf!    He designed and built the metal bracket (that is hidden in the finished product) to slide back and forth a little so it won’t be out in the room quite so much.

We will be visiting grandkiddos for several days this weekend.
I have indeed  gotten into making (lots of) goat milk soap and having so much fun with it.  My skin loves it.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Home Again

Arrived home safely after visiting grandchildren for a few days.  We had a different site this year.....

Had several water leaks when we turned the water to the house on.  It had been off for 5 months.  Doesn't seem like we were gone that long.  Stayed very busy work kamping in Ruidoso.
We went on a flower buying binge and enjoyed them very much.  We had a really cozy patio area. 

New Mexico has been in a severe drought.  The green hills across from Wal-Mart and in back of the race track were no where to be found

The rains started July 1 and after several weeks the green started to come back.

We made a quick trip home in June for Grandson Joshua's graduation.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Back to Ruidoso

Left home on the 26th and stopped off a few days to visit family before leaving for the summer.

Drove to Fort Stockton yesterday, and stayed at Hilltop RV.  Very nice.  No discounts, but rate is already less than with one.  Another beautiful sunset.

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Arrived today 10:20 MST & got  mostly all set up. Most of the permanent residents already here.

Waiting a bit to put up the canopies as it is windy.  Sure sounds nice blowing through the pine trees.

The park is booked all summer so we will be busy.





Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Short Trip

Our short trip is almost over.  Going home tomorrow.  Mikki is doing so good, and has forgotten she ever had that knee surgery.  Staples come out on Thursday.

I spent a few days with daughter Dawn shopping and just hanging out, as she is not far from our campground near Willis, TX.

Our next trip will be a long one this year  to Ruidoso, arriving May 1st.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mikki Surgery

Today, Mikki had knee surgery to repair her displaced knee cap and torn ligaments.  A week ago, she was jumping as usual and must have landed wrong.  After a week, our vet recommended  we take her to a specialist hospital.



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Monday, February 4, 2013

Bandera Mardi Gras

Met up with 4 other couples we met in Ruidoso to attend the parade in Bandera this past Saturday.    Stayed at Buckhorn Lake Resort north of Kerrville,TX as all parks in Bandera were booked.  Took their bus to Bandera……they started and finished with jello shots.  Sunday was buy a slab of ribs and pot luck for the rest for the Super Bowl game.  If  you have never stayed at Buckhorn, you are missing out on a first class RV park.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

One of those rare times all 5 grandchildren are together
Joshua received his letter in tennis and the jacket.....just still need to have all the other "stuff" sewn on

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Arrived home today after spending 5 days with grandchildren - very busy family. Larry helped Brandon build another chicken coop for future chicks. I mostly did laundry, dishes, and enjoyed the kiddos. They days always go by so fast when we visit. They are growing up so fast.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Arrived in Fort Stockton from Ruidoso today.  Quite a difference in temperature…..95 when we arrived, but cooled down nicely after dark.  Beautiful sunset

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cowboy Symposium

We attended the Cowboy Symposium at Ruidoso Downs today.  Lots of western  items for sale.  We enjoyed watching the chuck wagon kitchens preparing lunch.  It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of wind.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012


Drove down to Alamogordo today to buy dog food and decided to drive up the mountain to Cloudcroft.  As always, the view from the lookout at the west end of the tunnel was beautiful.

white sands

The Aspens coming down the mountain are starting to turn colors

Road to Cloudcroft (1 of 3)

Road to Cloudcroft (2 of 3)


Road to Cloudcroft (3 of 3)