Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Tom and I try to walk every morning. Our usual walk is slightly over one mile. Recently we have increased it to over three. We have a goal of walking the the last 115 km of the Camino in northern Spain., a year from now. It is a bit crazy…but if we don’t do it, we will certainly be in better shape.
Here are a few shots from our walk yesterday.
We never know when the skies will be smokey from the fires in California. So we are always happy to see clear blue skies.
We walked a bit earlier than usual as we were expecting guests to arrive later in the day. There was a brisk wind blowing and it was 47 degrees. Did it stop Tom from wearing shorts….no. Very unlikely that you will find him in anything other than shorts.
These are just random shots of things that caught my eye.I would love to hear the stories if this old wagon could talk.
A sweet little rental cabin.
Another place renting cabins.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
On my previous post, my little Christmas tree was noticed.
I enjoy the holidays but I am not what you would call a Christmas decoration fanatic.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Two of my sisters have been visiting this week, Nancy and Suzanne. Nancy has two friends that live in a nearby town, so she wanted to invite them here to a dinner party and to spend the night….which we did.
I too invited a couple of friends, so I am fortunate that I can extend our table. …set here for ten.
Monday, August 23, 2021
I have been delinquent in my posting lately. That happens when I have guests!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
We try to take a walk every morning. Matter of fact instead of just walking one mile, we are trying to walk three.
This little one was on the home tour one summer,
as was this one . A friend renovated this little place and was going to use it as a rental property.. The first family that rented it, begged her to sell it to them…and she did.
Here is another oldie that is being well cared for. The Bay window was a sign of prosperity.
Notice the two story Bay windows on this one, which was the home of a mine owner.
This cutie was home to the first dentist in town.Years ago I met a ninety year old that told me that the dentist took in her family, who lived in a one story home, so they could all stay upstairs during the big flood.
Not exactly a show place, but I like the look of this place owned by a local bachelor.
There are so many more sweet little places in town. I will change up my route and show you more…
Monday, August 16, 2021
One of the things I enjoy doing here is driving around Lake San Cristobal especially after dinner. Our lake that this town Lake City is named for is only three miles south of town, and there is a road all the way around it. There have been reports that a bull moose has been feeding in marshy area at the south end of the lake, especially around dusk.
The light was fading by the time we got back around to the north side, but I couldn’t resist taking another picture. You can see will still have a bit of smoke from the fires in California, and no sighting of that moose…maybe next time.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
In my previous post I wrote about a little village named Folsom, New Mexico that is actually listed as a ghost town despite a population of fifty six people.
But wait! In 1877 the little place was actually named Madison, that is until the train decided to bypass the village a few miles to the east. The residents of Madison abandoned their homes and set up a tent village near the newly laid tracks…some folks calling the place rag-town.
that’s right, they were so smitten with her charms that to this day the place is called Folsom.
Folsom prospered and at one time and had a population of nearly one thousand. They also boasted the largest stockyards north of Ft. Worth,Texas.
Well in August if 1908 a flash flood roared through the village and washed most of it away along with seventeen of its residents. After that little place slowly dried up,
A couple of things caught my eye. One was the remains of this old gas pump.(or what’s left of it) Patented in 1911 by the Bowser Co. of Indianapolis, a sign of more prosperous times.
Friday, August 13, 2021
On my previous post I wrote about the old hotel we stayed in in Clayton, New Mexico. It was there the little old desk clerk suggested we deviate from our normal route to Colorado.
The road ahead looks mostly like this. A few cattle and some Panhorn Antelope.The first time I saw the antelope I thought the farmer was raising antelope but not so, they are all wild. Always reminds me of the song my Dad liked to sing where the main verse went like this:Oh give me a home where the Buffalo roam where deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day…
Roughly this is our usual route.(looks a bit like a snake). Up through the Texas panhandle, across the corner of New Mexico and into Colorado, and I can tell you it is pretty boring until you cross into Colorado.
So this is where we left the main highway in New Mexico. The circle is around Clayton where we spent the night. So a few miles west she told us to turn north at the little town of Des Moines and head toward Folsom.