What a harried week!
Getting ready to hit the road means:
tons of errands--groceries, laundry, carwash, top off the propane, Petsmart for a dogwash,
cleaning the RV (found an errant onion that was looking for a garden);
vehicle maintenance (oil change, wheel alignment);
wash all bedding including dogbed;
last minute doctor visits;
and finally, farewell lunches and dinners with friends...
Suzie and Bailey
Bailey (who didn't like sharing his balls with Daisy)
Lynda and Karen
Me with Nancy
Don and Mikey
Daisy was getting very impatient to get on the road....
Her favorite spot is to stand on the stairs and gaze longingly out the screen door.
...and when I fail to pay attention to her she has a unique way of getting my attention. (I am so sorry but the dog ate the gas bill.)
Finally! We were on the road with a stop on Thursday night at the Sunland Casino in New Mexico. At 8 AM Friday morning I awoke to the sound of thundering hooves...
...and discovered that we had parked right next to the Sunland race track!
Daisy thought those big dogs were most entertaining,
We did a lot of horserace watching until the wind chased us back inside the RV. High wind warnings were on the radio and the roads had become hazardous. The day before we had passed two big rigs on the highway that were flipped on their sides --I did not want to become another casualty. The wind gusts were even stronger by 10 AM on Friday--clocking to 40 MPH according to the news so we spent a leisurely day rocking to the wind and watching the races from our window.
By Noon the dust in the air was like a thick fog. The mountains had completely disappeared
and I was beginning to feel grit everywhere I put my hand.
The doors and windows were closed but the sand and dirt were still drifting in. My clean RV was suddenly filthy--including my bed! But the horse races continued long into the afternoon! That seemed like the ultimate in animal cruelty to me.
This morning the wind died completely and we are traveling again. Next on the agenda--I am stopping at a Walmart in El Paso and buying a vacuum cleaner!