Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Water Pump Mysteries, Trip Planning Tools

From Elephant Butte Lake State Park near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico: We pulled out of Storrie Lake State Park near Las Vegas, New Mexico a week ago today and made the 278-mile drive to Elephant Butte Lake State Park. We arrived here without a reservation and found that all the first-come first-serve sites were … Continue reading Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Water Pump Mysteries, Trip Planning Tools

Cows Come Calling, Milestone Birthday, Generator Conks Out

From the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona: Summer is definitely showing signs of winding down here in the mountains. The angle of the sun is noticeably different than it was when we arrived here back in late May, making the shadows longer and darker. The temperatures have continued to be mostly very pleasant with … Continue reading Cows Come Calling, Milestone Birthday, Generator Conks Out

Visiting the Center of the World, Plumbing Mystery Solved, Mountain Hiking, New RV Meal

We had a fun and productive weekend, enjoying some beautiful weather and exploring more of our surroundings. The only blight on an otherwise perfect three days was the inexplicable no-call on an obvious defensive pass interference in the NFC playoff game between the Saints and the Rams, which led to the Saints missing a trip … Continue reading Visiting the Center of the World, Plumbing Mystery Solved, Mountain Hiking, New RV Meal

Shopping in El Centro, Lunch With Friends, New Water Pump, Hiking On the Border

Wow, it's been ten days since I last posted an update, but it's been pretty quiet around here. Right now we're just enjoying living our lives where the weather is mild and the neighbors aren't crazy. We are still trying to closely monitor our expenditures this month to offset the money we spent on the … Continue reading Shopping in El Centro, Lunch With Friends, New Water Pump, Hiking On the Border