Moving on – to Acoma Pueblo, NM

10/8/16 (Saturday) in Acoma Pueblo, NM (Sky City Casino-GS: – $20/night)

Poor John had to do his chores in the cold, biting wind. We were on our way, just the same, by 8:40. Would you believe it, there was an accident on I-25 just as we were entering it! We saw a huge orange road equipment sort of truck on its side, down a slight ditch off the shoulder. Because traffic was light, I guess, we just got a little slowed down. Whew! This trip was primarily I-25S then I-40W. As we neared Albuquerque we got to see the balloons hovering. They weren’t able to rise at the normal time, 7, because the winds were too strong. They said when the sun gets heating the ground up, then the inversion gives the balloons lift and the morning winds quiet down. It was pretty cloudy so the balloons weren’t colorful, but they still were a lovely sight. They call it a mass ascension when they all go up in the morning.

balloons

viewWonderful View after Albuquerque

Wouldn’t you know, just as we approached where we needed to exit onto I-40, the rain came down. You remember we didn’t get those windshield wipers when we last tried, so they are a bit jerky until they were real wet. All went smoothly. In fact, I-40 was a good, smooth road.

We arrived at 11:40. Easy to settle in because, after registering, you can just drive into your level pull through, set down the jacks and put out your slides! We even still have the car attached. After walking around, investigating, we discovered that not only do we have spacious sites with FHUs (50 amps power and 50 psi water), we have access to restrooms, showers and a laundromat. There is even a pool here.

campsite

Since we do have our Full Hook Ups, I got the laundry started as soon as we’d finished our dinner. Along our walks we got to talking with another couple that had arrived here. Soon we were enjoying great RV conversation at their site. So good, in fact, that I forgot to keep the laundry moving along. Oh well, I can still run more and life won’t stand still if some doesn’t get done. Tomorrow we drive to the National Petrified Forest and will be dry camping, so this is our best opportunity to get the wash done.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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