Monday, August 25, 2014

Fun Weekend

Friday morning Heinz arrived and set up.  Angela came up after school and we all went out to dinner back down to Three Barrel Brewery in Del Norte. 

This is their one small wood oven
I like their logo
Beer pulls with all their ornate painted toppers
The Berganns “Bernie the Axel” pizza
My veggie calzone
Jim’s pepperoni pizza


When we returned to the campground we built a nice toasty campfire.



Saturday we drove over  Wolf Creek Pass to Pagosa Springs.  In the 33 years I’ve been in this area I’ve never walked the downtown area.  We just drive through or stop for lunch but never looked at any of the stores.  So that is what we did Saturday.  There are quite a few antique stores, not many tourist type places and a couple of nice clothing stores, like Goodman’s that has been there since 1900 and is still run by the same family today. 

We circled back around and walked the river front stopping for a picturesque shot.

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Here’s a shot of the Animas River going through town with The Springs Hotel at the end with hot spring pools along the side.  Very pretty.




We walked to Tequila’s Restaurant and had lunch.  Look at the pretty booths they have.



Later in the day (after naps) Jim grilled trout Landi and Richard had given us before they left for Texas and a couple of steaks for the guys.

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The Berganns left Sunday morning shortly after Salai arrived to spend the day with me.  She hadn’t made it out to the mountains all summer and this was her last chance; so glad that she did.  Look at the beautiful finger-tip clothes she wove on her loom.  Stunning…

I sent Jim off to fish so Salai and I could spend time going through my “stash” of yarn and sort out what to keep and what to give away to the charity knitters in Alamosa.  We sorted all the yarn into projects, selecting appropriate patterns for each and put them in plastic project bags and stored them under the bed.  Now all the yarn I have has a purpose and I can work on one after the other.  Yes, my goal is to use up all the yarn I have before buying any more…..we’ll see how that works out….no guarantees…..

Salai and I went for a late lunch/early dinner back to Three Barrel Brewery since she hadn’t been there before.  No pictures this time.

I’ll leave you with one final photo that I thought came out really well.  I have a flexible tripod that you can even wrap around a pole or in this case around a branch in the tree and Jim set the timer and got this photo. Came out pretty good I thought.


Remember, you are loved.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Almost Messed-Up

It had been eight days since we last dumped, so yesterday we buttoned up the rig to prepare to drive down to Rich and Terri’s campground and dump.

I have a mental six point checklist I go through inside to make the RV ready to move.

  1. Close the bedroom closet and put the pin in the track so the doors don’t slide open.
  2. Make sure the batwing is in the down and closed position.
  3. Lock down the sliding door between the bedroom and the living area.
  4. Put bungee cords around the cabinet knobs and pull up the railings in the refrigerator so things don’t spill out.
  5. Put the pin in front of the moveable pantry track.
  6. Tie down the TV.

Well I got through step four and then got interrupted or something and I never completed steps five and six.

I pulled in the slides, we hitched up and off we went to dump.  It’s an eight mile drive to the South Fork Campground and eight miles back.  The road into Highway Springs Campground, where we are staying, has been eroded a lot by the summer rains and it is bumpy and steep.

Imagine my surprise when I went inside to open the slides and I see the pantry door open and the rack full of food completely extended out into the living area Surprised smile .  I immediately knew what I had done.  My mouth flew open and I looked up at the TV and….and….and there it stood proud and sure…completely safe sitting upright.  Nothing had happened to it.  Can I hear “minor miracle”? 

Yes, I fessed up to Jim and being the darling that he is, he just smiled and said “I’ll be darn”.  All’s well that ends well.

Remember, you are loved.