No lollygagging for us!
Usually, upon waking, I quickly change out of pajamas, throw the suits on the crew, and grab a jacket. We bust out of the Casita in a flash. I don’t mind. I’m grateful for Bridget and Spike “holding their water” all night.
This morning Spike needs to get out really fast so I just open the door and let him run out. This campsite next to the pond is coyote-free and somewhat secluded. I can let the crew go off-leash. Of course, Spike takes off down the lane around the pond.
I light the propane heater to make it cozy when all of us come back in.
As soon as I can, I get Bridget and myself out the door. I don’t want Spike making any noise down by the other campers.
I spy him right about the same time he sees us. It’s so cold that he’s glad to see us, for a change, and comes running toward us. I have to laugh at the high-speed bee-line he makes for the door of the Casita! Bridget and I run back with him.
He flies inside, skipping the step altogether, and positions himself on the rug in front of the heater. Bridget tries to get in close to the heater, too, but Spike gives her The Evil Stare that stops her in her tracks. What a guy!
Speaking of cold weather . . .
Have you noticed the weather widget in the sidebar? I’ve wanted some way to post the weather details of our location. Getting a thermometer and actually reading the thing . . . well, it didn’t happen.
This widget is cool. When you click on it, you get info like wind speed, humidity and the high and low for the day. You also can click on upcoming days for forecasts. The picture changes from day to night, cloudy to clear, whatever. I like it also because it shows our time of day. Maybe a certain friend back in Georgia will call me later than SEVEN IN THE MORNING!
Speaking of friends . . .
Chuck and Geri are driving Interstate 10 today, heading west out of New Mexico.
They’re the friends who have a home base in Truth or Consequences. They took me out to dinner for my birthday back in October, and arranged for a surprise bagpipe birthday song. Anyway.
They’re going to meet me and the crew here at my campsite and then, probably the next day, we’ll head north to Quartzsite. It should be a lot of fun. This will be my first Quartzsite experience!
Speaking of Quartzsite . . .
A visitor stops by yesterday, fresh from the streets of Quartzsite. Ooh, that didn’t sound right. Who? Sassy Rider! You may remember reading her comments on this blog. She’s set up camp on the other end of the pond along with a friend of hers.
She invites me to visit their campfire later in the evening, but I beg off. Once the sun goes down it gets cold and I don’t want to be traipsing around this pond after dark. I tell her the crew and I will stop by her campsite tomorrow which is now today.
Speaking of today . . .
I’m running out of coffee, so I could make a trip to the store. I admit I’m feeling lazy these days. It’s a bit windy . . . any excuse to stay inside with my laptop and television and refrigerator and pretty view out the window and warm, little crew- bodies next to me . . .
The wind is gone, the sun is shining, the dishes are washed . . . The crew and I are going on a hike!
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