Carlsbad, New Mexico
This morning was a wonderful ten mile round trip bike ride down to the Pecos River crossing. Thirteen miles of it was uphill. The road was excellent for riding and vehicle traffic was nil. Cool air was a major asset to moving this old fat body along the highway. The trusty steed got me to the crossing in fine shape.
The river is not running very fast at all. This view upstream looks like a lot of water in the river, but it is actually a bit of a pond since the road crossing acts like a dam.
As you look down stream it is apparent the flow is very small. There is another pond downstream a little ways, but it is very shallow. No fish are making waves in this pond or the previous one.
To take a look down stream, a dirt road was followed for a long ways through the brush. Some of the spots were a bit soft and loose, but Trusty Steed handled them with ease.
The park entrance sign was a very welcome sight when it came into view after the thirteen miles of uphill riding. It was still 2.5 miles to the campground, but not much of the road is uphill.
For most of my life Cottage cheese was a hated food. For some reason the fat free small curd cottage cheese tastes wonderful to me now. It is astounding how a persons “style” changes over the years.
This afternoon late, the rains started over the desert including lots of lightning. Sometimes four or five strikes would be evident at one time. In general it was spectacular. A great light show while eating my cottage cheese makes for a pleasant snack time.
Here at this campsite there are three doves that visit a couple of times a day and sit around watching all the goings on. Additionally there is a small cotton tail rabbit (named Runny Babbit) and a small jackrabbit that hop around during the day. Both are careful about the fool in the trailer, but not over afraid. Additional activity is all sorts of lizards and flying objects moving around all the time. Continuous entertainment is provided by all these critters if you sit quietly under the dining canopy.
According to the insurance agent BCBS of Texas health insurance turned me down for health insurance because my blood pressure is too high. It is taken every morning and averages at 118/75 and I do not take any medication for any medical problem. Some underwriters are real twits on a good day.
Sitting Bull Falls is on the agenda tomorrow for a place to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM