Only one night at Caballo . . .
Even though the crew and I aren’t finished exploring Caballo Lake, we should get back up to Elephant Butte State Park to get some necessary things done. So we break camp around noon and drive the short distance north. I drive off the interstate at Truth or Consequences. Walmart is right by the exit and I need to get the three things I can’t live without: drinking water, food, and toilet paper.
The crew stays in the Perfect Tow Vehicle while I shop.
They’re probably howling their brains out. At least that’s what they’re doing when I walk away and when I return. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for Bridget and Spike to learn that howling doesn’t help and I always come back. Geez. I suppose they think it’s the howling that brings me back.
We’re all set up in Quail Run Campground.
It’s the same campground, only different site, as when we were here before. I lay down the patio mat, my camp chair, and the dog pen right away. There’s a lot of sand in this campground. I love how the mat keeps the sand out of the Casita, a lot of it anyway.
Why did we come back to Elephant Butte, Land of the Stalking Coyote?
Well, there’s the appointment with Chip for the heater installation on Thursday. Also we needed groceries very badly. Tomorrow I absolutely have to do laundry. This cannot be postponed any longer. It’s hard to stay downwind of everyone I meet, what with New Mexico’s changeable winds! I also need to pick up some more things from Walmart that I didn’t have time to get today, knowing the crew was throwing a canine fit in the PTV.
One thing I need is super glue to fix what I broke.
I tried to remove the plastic cover from the outside light next to the door in order to pull the bulb so I’d know what kind to get. The bulb blew out about a week ago. The plastic cover was so brittle it broke in my hand with just a little pressure. Fortunately it’s a straight, clean break. I’m hoping I can super glue it and replace it without it snapping again.
I also want to get another spout for my kitchen sink.
I don’t know why Casita puts in such a low spout. It’s annoying. When the sink cover is over the sink, you can’t put a bowl or pot under the spout. I hope Walmart has a good one. Chip said he would put it on for me. I could probably do it myself, unless it involves teflon tape. I learned a long time ago that I will never successfully perform the teflon tape thing. It always leaks. I believe in trying new challenges, but I also believe in knowing your limitations. Teflon tape is one of mine.
I also need to mail the heater cover back.
Remember the cover that’s supposed to be white, but arrived black? I’ll run that into the post office on the way to Walmart and the laundry.
To make fulltiming work there are times when you have to go to town to get stuff done.
Camping in the boonies or even in a campground away from services is no fun if you run out of drinking water, food, or toilet paper . . . and your clothes smell!