Hot times in southern New Mexico, upper 80’s around Las Cruses. Thankfully I have electric and can turn on the A/C in the late afternoon.
I’ve moved south to Leasburg Dam State Park. I was here in March of 2014. It was a bit colder back then. Less global warming I guess!
I’ve actually watched TV the last few nights. I caught the PBS/BBC show “The Durrells in Corfu.” I’d heard about it and found it very funny.
The one thing I don’t miss are all the drug ads. They are everywhere, and for whatever ailment they convince you, you have. There must be at least six to eight drugs I’ve never heard of before. I better “ask my doctor.”
On the outside of the trailer, I find a whole lot of Quail. On walks with Geordie early in the morning, we scatter 20-30. From my National Geographic bird guide, I found they are Gambel’s Quail. Also saw a few Roadrunners and have heard at night the wailing Wile E. Coyote at night after a day of mishaps.
After starting this weeks post, I decided to stay next week too, since I can watch the Cubs on TV in the World Series. As you see in my Instagram post, I’ve flown my “W” flag after the first win in game two. Everyone here already knows I’m a Cub fan and has commented on my cap and the team. Game three tonight in Wrigley Field.
Made it to the vet for Geordie. She strongly suggested I see a veterinarian ophthalmologist to check his eyes, so we have an appointment next week.
Took a trip to the laundromat this morning. Aren’t you all excited!?
The fort was used to protect the trade route between El Paso and Santa Fe and the farmers along the Rio Grande River from the Apache raiding parties.
One young boy, son of the fort commander, grew up to be a famous general. His name was Douglas MacArthur.
As you can see, many of the buildings, being adobe, are in decay but the layout can be seen and you are allowed to walk around the fort. The museum and video are well worth it. You’ll find artifacts from the fort and an understanding of a soldiers life in the fort.
I’ll be moving south to the KOA for one night on Sunday and return to Leasburg Dam SP. Somehow I didn’t plan my stay here very well with the World Series going on.
Thanks for reading.