Camping Day 6 — Albuquerque, NM

We arrived here at the American RV Resort which was only a short (less than 2 hours) drive over from Gallup. The road on I-40 was rough in many places and there were steady winds blowing laterally at 20 with gusts to 35 or so. Verna took this photo of a 20 knot windsock along I-40 fully inflated.

Despite all that, we’re camped at a familiar old RV Park, the same one we were at during last October’s Annular Eclipse.

Camping Day 5 — Gallup, NM

We are in Gallup tonight where the weather is very windy and cool (WSW@20G35 61°F). We are here on old Route 66, but not planning to do any sightseeing while camping.

We have a much better internet connection today. Still, this will be a short blog. We’re here for one night and will be spending Easter in Albuquerque. After that, we continue wandering down to Waco, TX, where we hope to have clear skies for the eclipse.

We will likely post again tomorrow when in Albuquerque.

Camping Day 3 – Monument Valley

We have a crappy internet connection so this will be short.

We’re in Monument Valley for a couple of days. We had an uneventful drive from Flagstaff and got here in time to check into the RV campground and get all hooked up to the utilities.

Stay tuned for more in a couple of days.

Camping Day 1 – Flagstaff, AZ

Verna snapped this photo of the San Francisco Peaks just north of Flagstaff, AZ as we approached along I-17 today. We made good time, had light traffic and are now camped at the Flagstaff KOA. After getting settled in, it started to snow lightly. Verna also took the photo (below) looking out the RV door at a nearby tree as the snow fell. Click on either image to enlarge.

Leprechaun Verna

Verna, who has a lot of Irish Heritage, put on the colors and décor for St. Patrick’s Day a few days early for our weekly trip to get groceries. There was a little wind that tried to blow her hat away, but she managed to keep that from happening.

She sure looked cute during our weekly excursion for vittles.

Birds at the Feeders

During the morning walk-around, I noticed that there were several birds helping themselves to the goodies in the feeders out back. I took several pictures with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera. Those photos are below (clickable).

This is a sparrow in the mesquite tree waiting its turn for the feeders.

Here are a couple of sparrows and a finch on the round feeder.

And finally, a finch attending “Bird Church” in the big mesquite tree.