My last post showed beautiful rock formations and very blue skies promising an end to a very cold spring. Well, that didn't last long as two days later snow and gusty winds prevailed...for two days. It was so windy at times, I thought the Born Free was going to tip over. I had positioned it so that I could get ultimate sun on the solar panels but the wind was hitting it broad side, so I ended up turning the Born Free so that it faced the wind. The rock'n and roll'n subsided some. It's a good thing I'm not prone to sea sickness or car sickness. I'm told the winds are part of spring in New Mexico and to "get use to it".
I said my goodbyes to Conlan and Gayle and headed for Albuquerque on Thursday. They have announced that they are "informally" engaged, whatever that means. No wedding dates have been set other than "maybe summer or fall of 2014". They have been together for a couple of years and both are in their 40's, so what's the rush? Anyway, it looks like I'll be making regular treks to Tierra Amarilla in the future.
The wind subsided slightly for my trek to Albuquerque and I parked at the Sandia Casino Resort, a great place for Casino/Blacktop camping. There was hardly a sole around. My friend Sandi flys in from Reno on Saturday (April 20) and will join me on my trip back to Reno. Her husband is not real keen on traveling and Sandi has never been in this part of the country. I need to report to my camp host position by May 17, so I'll have a little over two weeks to travel to Reno and then another week to get organized and squeeze in a quick trip to Pacific Grove to see Mom.
So stay tuned.
PS I wrote this blog on April 19, but for some reason it never posted. Lots more to come.