Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This has to be a first!

Roadrunners for sale at Wal-mart!   LOL

I'll bet none of you has seen a Roadrunner at Wal-Mart.  I was walking around in the garden department of the Truth or Consequences Wal-Mart the other day and all of a sudden - there's a Roadrunner.  An employee was watering plants and when she saw him, she squirted him with a spray of water.  I'm sure they don't want large birds in their store, but that didn't make him leave.  He walked along, jumped up on the pile of bricks and bags of lawn soil, jumped back down, ran under the plant displays, he was having a gay ole time.  He let me get pretty close, too. 

Then finally he went under the pallets holding the large fertilizer bags and went out through the bars on the outer fence. 

You know me - that made my day!  Here he is:

Pretty cool, huh?

We had some real stormy weather last night - the electricity and free wi-fi in the park went out.  That's when it's nice to be set up for boondocking.  I went outside and unplugged from the electric post, just in case there was a surge when it came back on, and in just that minute outside I was drenched.  I had to change my clothes and get dry again.  It was POURING!  We had a brief bout of hail, and it sounded pretty big.  I opened the door to look outside on the ground to see the size of the hail, but it was coming down so hard, I closed the door.  Luckily the hail didn't last long.

It's cloudy and a little rainy this morning.  Katie and I went out for her potty break early (early for us - 7:30).  She usually stays in bed until 9 or 10, but today I made her get up early in case the skies opened up again.  Also, since it was pouring last night, she did't go outside for her last potty break, so she was ready.

The forecast is partly sunny today, the high is supposed to be 70 degrees.  Nice!   I think the really hot weather is finally gone for this season.

From me and Katie, have a great Wednesday, everyone!  :)


  1. A wiley coyote would take care of that problem! I hear Doris has been sleeping late these days too. John comes home for lunch and she will often be still in bed, still snoring.

  2. Love watching those Roadrunners, you got some good shots.

  3. Roadrunner !!! Yay! Great shots that one doesn't see in the "wild"! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


  4. I've seen birds in the store but never a roadrunner.

  5. Well, that roadrunner was having an adventure, huh? Like the colors in the feathers, nature is so very neat!!

  6. You can see just about anything at Wal-Mart!!!
    Our Texas weather was wonderful for several days but has been slowly heating up again!!

  7. Barb, you have the best luck when it comes to sighting Roadrunners. LOL! Better than anyone else I know!!

  8. That roadrunner looks almost tame! Would love to see one close-up like that! Did it feel different outside after a night of rain? We had rain & cool weather the past 2 days also. It was kind of nice.


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