Waiting is so hard to do . . .

What do you do when camped at Elephant Butte for three weeks?

Walk, watch the sunrise, take photos, explore different access points to the lake, stroll the beach, play in the water, go to the store, watch television, tidy up the Casita, talk to campers, go online, eat, sleep . . . repeat in any order!

We’re waiting for the heater to arrive.  After it’s installed, the crew and I will move on.  In the meantime, we’ll enjoy these lazy October days.  This slideshow shows photos taken on our morning walk and on beach trips.

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25 Responses to Waiting is so hard to do . . .

  1. Darrell says:

    Sounds like you’re getting too laid back, maybe a little stress is needed?
    Nice pics,

  2. Pat says:

    Hi Sue,
    I enjoy following your adventures especially about your ‘babies’. Love your pictures too, they are great. I love taking pictures and always ask what type of camera someone uses if they don’t mind answering. Enjoy for all of us…. Pat

  3. Richard H says:

    Don’t forget the “3 R” formula -Rest, Relax and Re-create.

    You’ve spent years saving and planning, then had the big hustle and bustle of making the switch to full-timing with all that entailed. Takes me a little while to adjust when things have been that hectic – a little down time can be a wonderful thing…

  4. Judy Bell says:

    It sure beats living four weeks in a repair place parking lot with no brakes!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Judy!

      In the early months of planning to fulltime, I wanted a Class C so badly! I later decided a travel trailer would be best for me and the crew, due to the scenario you mentioned.

  5. Kim says:

    The more you talk about it, the more I wanna see it for myself! Enjoyed the slideshow.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Hi, Sue,

    I really enjoy every installment of your blog and photos, especially how you always bring out the personalities of the crew!

    I too have a WordPress blog. Would you mind sharing how you do the slideshow? Is it a plug-in? (sorry, this is not really RV related, but I cannot find an email address on your site for a private message.)


    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Suzanne!

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! It’s helpful to know what you like about it . . . Just when I think everyone must be weary of hearing about Bridget and Spike, someone says that’s what they like the best!

      I emailed you instructions how to make a slideshow. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to my email.

  7. Bob Hampton says:

    Didn.t your trailer come with with a heater, what heater are you waiting for?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Bob!

      No, I didn’t get a furnace with my trailer. I’m waiting for an Olympian Wave 3 heater to arrive at the Truth or Consequences post office, general delivery.

  8. Emjay says:

    Thanks for the pictures. I haven’t seen Elephant Butte in years. though it looks very low, it is still a big lake!!

    Emjay (in Roswell currently)

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hello, Emjay!

      One day the crew and I were out exploring the west side of the lake, moving northward from the main entrance of the state park. We saw that the lake ends at Hot Springs Landing, which meant all the lake access points north of there led to land (or ponds). Such a shame!

      It’s still beautiful . . .

  9. Bob Giddings says:

    About the heater. Have you considered what you are going to do about the dogs when you want to go somewhere in the winter time? If you had a vented heater, you could just leave them in comfort. With an unvented one, you won’t want to leave them unsupervised with with the heater on. Besides the O2 depletion problem, with the heater down low they might drag something over to contact it.

    Just sayin’.


    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Bob!,

      No, I wouldn’t leave them with the heater on. And I wouldn’t leave them behind on the coldest days. There will be times when I am connected to shore power. I have an electric heater for those times.

  10. Julia says:

    So how about the solar plans? Did you change your mind? I would like to be able to contact that fellow in Elephant Butt could you send me his telephone number ? I want solar for my rig also.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Julia!

      A friend is doing some research to help me make the right decisions regarding what I want and how I want it installed. I need to educate myself as well. Getting solar involves several choices. I’m proceeding cautiously. It’s a lot of money.

      Chip at Bakers RV is 575-740-3921

  11. Hi Sue,
    With 33,000 views of your log you must know that we’re not getting weary about hearing about the adventures of you and the crew. The pictures are a wonderful complement to your prose. While your words paint an easily imaginable picture your photos provide the punctuation. I read your notes about the crew with envy. I travel alone; I’m in southern Maine again at the moment. I’ve begun to wonder if I should invite a canine friend to join me. To read about Spike and then see him laying in the water; priceless. Weary? No, not ever.
    Good luck with the planned additions to your home. You must be thrilled with all the gas money you’re saving!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Barrie,

      You always say the nicest things! Thank you for the compliments on my writing and photos. Yes, I’m amazed at the sitemeter, and I’m thrilled to have almost a hundred followers! Incredible!

      So you might get a dog? How exciting! Having a dog or dogs along when you travel enriches the journey. Sure, they require a lot of attention and accomodations. I find it’s more than worth it. Right now as I type this, Spike is lying next to me, snoring under the quilt! Most of the people in campgrounds have a dog or two. I see all sorts of breeds. Good luck with that decision!

      I love Maine. It doesn’t get much press for all its outstanding scenic beauty.

  12. Jim Melvin says:

    If your heater is installed you should try to go down to the LOW (Loners On Wheels Rally in Deming, NM. It will be starting on Monday 10/24 and going on all week. They have a great time there and lots of opportunity to meet lots of single RV’ers. I won’t be able to make it to this one as I am headed up to Fernley, NV to workamp but I went to the Spring Rally and had a great time.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jim,

      I’ve been reading your blog. I’m sorry you’re going to miss the rally. It looks like I’ll still be here then. I’m meeting up with some friends on the 23rd and the heater hasn’t arrived yet (Fri., the 21st). Even though I’m not one for joining groups, I may try that group someday.

      Good luck with your work assignment. I will follow your experiences on your blog.

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