Monday, February 23, 2015

Surprise This Morning

After three good days of driving we decided to take a couple of days off and so took a 80 mile detour north, 

to connect with Karen and Steve who were camping at Elephant Butte State Park, New Mexico.  We have followed each other's blogs for several years and enjoyed a visit with them at their home in Wisconsin last July.

We spent a pleasant afternoon sitting out in the warm sunshine gabbing away. Then about four or five, as the sun snuck behind the building clouds, the temperature began dropping and we decided to move the get together into our Alfa. They also have a terrific motorhome. It is an older Safari that Steve has kept in prime condition.

Rather than dig out our two extra dining room chairs from deep in the bay, they brought their two chairs on over. The men cooked the brats on the grill and Karen brought a couple of yummy sides.

We sat around, drinking wine and exchanging stories for several hours.

This morning when we opened the shade we were surprised by this:


 You can't quite see it, but there is a delicate hint of dawn color in the sky and except for some rabbits I was the only one out and about. 

The temperature was 22° and the water hose was frozen, but everything will start to melt as soon as the sun comes up a bit more.

My footprints in the snow, with Karen and Steve's Safari and our Alfa.

Good morning world, now we don't feel left out of the National Weather scene.  It should get up to 55° this afternoon and all will melt away.


  1. Cooler here but no snow! 😜. Are you at a high altitude? You do know that snow is a nasty four letter word, don't you?

  2. Its only about 4,500 ft. arggghhh aren't you guys glad we are not out drycamping on the point this morning??? At least we are in electric sites. our solar panels don't work so well covered in SNOW!!!!

  3. Where's the photo of Craig outside making a Snowman??

  4. Wow, I wasn't expecting that! I'm so glad you are in an electric site - I almost always dry camp there, but I'm camping in New Mexico in the summer, so no chance of snow. It sure is pretty. :)

  5. That's the best kind of snow, IMO. Wake up to it and gone by noon. :)

  6. It may be pretty, but I'm glad it's you rather than me. ;)

  7. Same here in Carlsbad this morning. Still in the 20s though. We may leave early before the next snow should hit the area on Friday. We're heading to the west side of NM unless hubby insists on stopping at Roswell first.

  8. snow in February..who would have thought! nice that you got to meet Karen and Steve!
    just read her post from today..seems they had some real trouble! poor them!


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