Teams Location: Elephant Butte State Park, South Monticello Unit, New Mexico
The OFM Teams rolled about 0755 this morning without a clear objective. All the Teams were arguing. The boots wanted one way, the fishing equipment another way, the bike another way and on and on. Suddenly the Truck decided for us all. The dash communication screen popped up the message that it is time for an oil change. My equipment needs usually come first so we headed for Elephant Butte. It was an under three hour tow which was also nice. On top of everything else John is in Elephant Butte and he is usually fun to visit. Check his blog out at http://travlinwithjohn.blogspot.com/ .The Team rolled in to the campground and was set up a little before lunch. That was wonderful to have such a short trip for a change. We were surprised at the number of rvs here in the campground already, but we still had our choice of over twenty sites. Number 14 got the nod this time.
And next is the normal door view that the Teams have to put up with.
After lunch the Truck and OFM ran over to Wal-Mart to get the oil changed. The wait was to be two hours so we decided to go back tomorrow. That silly OFM then reached for his cell phone that he had put on the dining table to help remember to bring it with him. Naturally it was still in great condition waiting on the dining table back at the Castle. So the Truck talked the OFM into just going over to where John is camped. We did and John was home. He greeted us warmly and a long great session of visiting was on and running.If the chores for tomorrow work out decently John and the OFM will be headed out for adventure at a location the John knows for lunch and maybe a little devilment too.
On return to the Castle my body insisted that we take a walk late in the evening. The temperature was decent until about 1200 when we turned the AC on. Then the temps had moderated so much that by 2030 the AC was off and the windows open again. Man it is nice out here in the desert.As the walk around the campground and close by desert was progressing there was a cute yellow flower waving in the wind and shouting “take my picture please”. By now you know that the OFM cannot resist taking a pretty flower’s picture.
The flower was very pleased and said “Thank you very much. I hope I show up in your blog”. How that flower knew the OFM had a blog is beyond me.On down the road was another new to me seed style. It is like small beads on a stem. They are on a stem that waves in the wind with vigor and makes taking a picture difficult.
Apparently this is a “see the seeds” walk because there was another set of seeds that caught my attention. These are very fuzzy seeds and a few yellow flowers. The bush was about three feet tall and around.
I have to thank GrannyJ once again for teaching me how to actually look carefully as I meander around an area. She left us way too soon.With the evening gentle breeze being so pleasant, a cup of coffee was enjoyed under the shade shelter on the bench. And so ends another great day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.