Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Checking in...

I really need to catch up - here are the last photos from the Elephant Butte Lake and Caballo Lake State Park campgrounds in New Mexico:

First a few from Caballo.  This is what the campsites are like in one of the non-reservation campgrounds - lots of room.

Mountains across the water from the campground:

Here's a bit of the lake from one of the campsites:

We spent the whole summer, from the middle of July until the end of October, in the Elephant Butte/Caballo area to see how we would do in the heat of the summer with the high temps.  I decided that as long as we have full hookups, we're fine.  All it takes is air conditioning.  We just stayed inside during the heat of the day and it really wasn't that bad.  So now I know - just in case I decide to have my home base in an area with hot summers.

We spent most of our time in Elephant Butte area.  This was one of our sites:

There were Roadrunners coming through during the day toward the lake, and then later they headed back, so we saw a lot of them.  One day I heard a thump, looked up, and there was one on the hood of the RV's truck:  (Notice the Elephant Butte Lake view right out the front window - nice!)

Well, hello there.  What'cha doin'?

Then he flew off:

That was a first!

Here are some other Roadrunner pics:

He found a small depression in the sand and made it bigger.  Then he plopped down in it.

This is a photo over the lake at sunset one evening - it's of the eastern sky.  I love the softness of the colors from the east:

And here are three sunset photos from different places in the campsite at Elephant Butte as the sun was setting.  It was so pretty!

And here's little Katie, taking an afternoon rest:

Have a great day, everyone!  :)


  1. Hope to get over that way soon, but it may be too cold very soon.

    Virtual hugs,


  2. Loved the pictures. It is pretty unique to have a roadrunner visit you like that and look in your window. Glad you were able to catch the photo.

  3. Wish I had your talent for attracting roadrunnerds willing to hang around for a photo session!

  4. Great sunset pics! We once had a roadrunner in the motorhome when we left the screen door open. It did not want to leave:(

  5. Glad you popped back in. Roadrunner is so cute. Do you put out any food for them? I guess that would be a mistake to teach them not to be afraid of humans. Not everyone is nice.

  6. Nifty sunsets. I like my AC in the summer, and heat in the winter. ;)

  7. Was just thinking about you this morning and wondered how you were doing. I can't believe the beautiful road runner pictures you get. I didn't do too well with the heat here this summer. Even with air conditioning when it was 117 outside I was still miserable. I can survive if I have to but I sure hope I don't have to for a few more years.

  8. I enjoy your blog soooooo much... Please post more often. I just love your photos and of course Katie... Thank you so much for sharing your life...

  9. Is that a female roadrunner? We had one that came by our place often and had an orange belly.

  10. Nice to know you can deal with the heat. My folks lived in AL...and they said the same thing when we asked how they dealt with summers down there....don't go out at midday. :)

  11. It is good to catch up with you again! Somehow, I was lost for a while.

  12. Poor Katies ankle here. My Annie had the same thing going down. Love to see the both of you doing good here.

  13. Hi Barbara! I've been thinking about you & Katie--hope you're doing well. I thought of Katie while was visiting our next-door neighbor the other day. He has a miniature Blue Heeler & I noticed she has z's on her back just like Katie. Does she still have hers? Maybe it's a small dog thing. At any rate, Katie's in good company with the back z's. Hope to see you sometime this winter--we're leaving Tuesday. Take good care.

  14. The only piece of advice that I can give about getting a new RV is to never go there and fall in love with a vehicle in front of the salesperson. Once they know they have their hooks in you, they will dictate the pace of the sale. It needs to be the other way, so always keep your cards close to the vest and play hard ball.

    Liza Pilon @ Prairie City RV


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