Amanda and Tim while were were both at Rock Hound State Park, and on Sunday they pulled into the area near where Katie and I were camped overlooking Caballo Lake. They have a very cool spot all by themselves across the little inlet.
On Wednesday a meet-up was planned with other bloggers, and after picking up my UPS delivery of Katie's stroller, we headed down to Riverside Campground again and met up with Roxie and Annie and I met Suzanne.
We had a non-stop talk fest and a ton of fun. I totally enjoyed our time together, and decided to camp where Roxi and Annie were along the river for two nights. We've had coffee in the morning and another afternoon gathering on Thursday with Annie (who went into Elephant Butte and got us all pizza!!), Roxi, Suzanne, and me. Suzanne works full time during the day, and after work she walked down to meet with us - 3+ miles in the heat after a full day's work. AND she walked back home, too. Wow, atta girl, Suzanne!!
On Wednesday Annie helped me put Katie's stroller together, and I think I'm going to love it. Katie is completely comfortable in it, and the second afternoon I brought it down when we all met up again and Katie stayed in the stroller the whole time. I think all this socializing is wearing her out, and it looked like she was sleeping for a while. I'm glad she's so contented and relaxed in it. Katie is quite a trooper; she just seems to go along with whatever I decide for her.
Katie and the girls:
He'd come outside with us for a while, then want back into the motor home. Here he is, waiting for someone to open the door for him. :)
Katie was looking like she wanted to play with Jake:
But Jake wanted IN! Katie was off her leash and I yelled RunRunRun and she started running back and forth like crazy.
I put her leash back on and she proceeded to take a dust bath.
She had a blast! Unfortunately her little back ankle now has a huge fluid filled sac on it, so I think all that running made her ankle worse. I'm really glad we have the stroller, I think she's going to be taking a lot of walks with me in the stroller.
Jake taking a drink down by the riverside:
Below are some bird shots I've taken in the last few days - still not a lot of activity in the birding area. I'm heading to Elephant Butte tomorrow and will probably be back in two weeks. Hopefully there will be more of our feathered friends here by then.
Great Blue Heron by the boat ramp/dock:
Gull flying over Caballo Lake:
Female Ruddy Duck:
And finally, Katie's favorite critter, a lizard in Annie's campsite:
Goodbye for now, Caballo Lake - we like it here and might be back soon.