Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Night We Saw The Sun Crash into the Earth and other Interesting Things

After leaving Colorado we landed in northern New Mexico at Cochiti Lake for several days.  It was the time of the full moon in Sept.  This is the full moon taken with my iPhone.

After taking the moon picture I turned around just in time to see the sun crash into the earth.  Well not really.  The night before we had a thunder and lightning storm that started a small forest fire.  The fire eventually burned for about 4 days but on the second day at sunset this is what we say from our campsite.

Another night DeDe and I saw this balloon in the evening sky.  We looked at it through her binoculars but didn't get a picture of it.  It was way high in the sky.  We were already in the evening shadows but the balloon was so high it was lit up by the sun.  It was glowing red as we watched it drift away.  The next day the newspaper said that as people in Albuquerque were looking at it, at sunset, it was over Farmington, NM about 185 miles away.  Don't know how that could be but that's what they said. 

The next day we saw an elusive roadrunner running across the road.  Not the best pictures, camera was focussing off in the distance, as he was in a hurry.  I'm lucky I got him at all.

Beep beep.

We now are in Albuquerque for a few weeks.  When we got here our intention was to stay in the Sandia Casino parking lot, but the first day it was 91ยบ, way too hot for me so we checked into an rv park so we could have electricity to run our air conditioner.  

We'll be staying in the ABQ area for several more days.  Long enough for DeDe to have some work done to her Honda and her RV as well. And let's not forget about the Balloon Fiesta.  If you click on the blue link you can read all about it.

Picture from last years Fiesta.

Be back soon.

Evie and Joy

One more thing.  Did I mention that our friend DeDe who we met last Christmas in Yuma is caravanning along with us.  She camp hosted this summer in Colorado and that is one reason we hung out up there in the Rockies (besides it being so nice up there).  Now she's tagging along behind us as we zigzag our way towards Yuma for the winter.  Here's a picture of her rv.  It's fun having her along with us.

Here we are at Cochiti Lake.

See you later.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wrapping Up Our Colorado Summer

The new header picture is where we're boondocking in the shadow of Mt. Princeton.  We're in a large pasture area with plenty of boondocking sites.  When we got here last week there were two other campers here but yesterday one of them left so we moved up the hill to where they were parked.

We drove around Salida, Colorado the other day.  We've been wanting to see what this smokestack was all about.

This smokestack is the last thing standing, (well almost, there is one other little building) from the Ohio-Colorado Smelter and Refining Company.  To read about it click here.

A herd of Elk in a field not far from downtown Salida.

At this time of year, late August, the weather is cooling down at night.  This morning there was a dusting of snow on the tops of the highest mountains around us.

Mt. Massive, 14,429 feet high, as seen from Leadville, CO.  
Those larger patches of snow are what's left from last seasons snowpack.

We'll be leaving this area of Colorado next week.  

We'll catch up with you next week.

Evie and Joy

Antelope out standing in a field north of Salida, Colorado.