I did remember to step outside Tuesday night and have me a look at the night sky. Lots of stars and the Milky Way was easily seen but as I scanned my eyes around the dark sky I could not find any of my old familiar constellation Pals. Couldn’t seem to get myself oriented and couldn’t even find Orion. There may have been some spotty high cloud cover throwing me off. I’m sure I’ll get it straightened out next time out.
I SLIPPED OVER TO THE PARK’S MAIN BUILDING TODAY AND TOOK A FEW PHOTOS OF THE LAUNDRY AND TV ROOMS
CLEANEST SPIC ‘N’ SPAN LAUNDRY ROOM WE HAVE EVER SEEN AND IT EVEN HAS A LAUNDRY TUB
A VERY RELAXING TV ROOM WITH BOOKS, GAMES, AND DVD’S, ETC
YOU COULD EAT OF THESE FLOORS
‘HEY COME ON GUYS MOVE OVER’
Despite the clear night we woke up under a cloud cover again but that’s Okay because it’s much better than the stormy snow cold winter going on in Bayfield at the moment.
A FEW AFTERNOON PHOTOS ON MY WALKS WITH PHEEBS
CAME ACROSS THIS OLD CROSS ON THE DESERT FLOOR
SOMEONE HAS HAD TO SADLY BURY THEIR BEST PAL
I WOULD BE LEERY WALKING HERE IN THE SUMMER BECAUSE OF RATTLESNAKES
THE DESERT CAN BE A HARSH ENVIRONMENT
After 9 stressful days on the road traveling from Southern Ontario Canada to here in southern New Mexico it sure is nice to sit still for awhile. The travel trailer beside us pulled out this morning so I have my scenic view back. All is good in la-la land again:))
YAY WE HAVE OUR SUNSET VIEW BACK AGAIN
‘AWWWW NUTS’ THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG:((
Needing a few groceries and needing a Jeep ride even more Pheebs and I high tailed it out the door when Kelly hauled out the vacuum cleaner. We hadn’t even gone a mile before we had to stop in the middle of the road and let some cows cross. All part of why we love the southwest so much.
OH-OH WE COULD HAVE US A STAND OFF HERE
SOON AS THE COWS RECOGNIZED PHEEBS WE WERE ALLOWED TO PASS
Knowing my way around Deming we headed straight for Walmart and luckily it was still where it was the last time we were there in 2018. It was way back in December of 2006 we were first in that store. From Walmart we headed for McDonalds to grab a snack and coffee. After ordering an Egg McMuffin and small coffee I realized I didn’t have any American money, only a twenty dollar bill in Canadian. Well they weren’t having any part of that of course so I pulled out my debit card which I had just used at Walmart. The machine declined my card three times and that was that. I tearily said goodbye to my Egg McMuffin now lying forlornly on the counter. I asked the lady who waited on me if I could at least have a sip of my coffee and give my Egg McMuffin a hug before leaving. She began reaching for something under the counter so I quickly exited the store. Snackless, Pheebs and I cruised out of Deming looking for a good old dirt road to get ourselves on and help me with my McMuffin separation anxiety. Found us a dusty Jeep road with a few good ruts and craters so followed it in the direction of the Florida Mountains before it narrowed down and ended at a red gate. Feeling much better now we turned around and headed back in the direction of the El Rancho Lobo RV Park. Kelly, feeling sorry for me after telling her about my McDonald fiasco patted me on my head, gave me a couple molassis cookies, and brewed me up a coffee. Pheebs got a treat too. All was once again good in la-la land despite my latest very much most major dilemma.
HEADING SOUTH IN THE DIRECTION OF THE FLORIDA MOUNTAIN RANGE
A NEWLY PLANTED VINEYARD WITH THE WINERY IN THE BACKGROUND
DOING SOME DISCING BETWEEN THE GRAPEVINE ROWS
GUESSING THIS FELLOW AS MAYBE A RED TAILED HAWK
NOT MAKING ANY GUESS HERE AS TO WHAT COMBINATION OF VEHICLE PARTS THIS IS
AND AN ENGLISH CASTLE TYPE OF TURRET ON A ????
PECAN ORCHARDS ARE BIG BUSINESS IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
PHEEBS AND I MAKE A TURN AROUND AT THIS RED GATE
‘SINCE YOU SCREWED IT UP AT McDONALDS DAD CAN WE GO HOME NOW AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT’
Unable to fit all my Adobe Deli photos into Tuesday night’s post I will finish them up here. These photos show the lobby, adjacent rooms and washrooms. Yes indeed this is quite a hauntingly unique place alright.
SOON AS ONE WALKS IN THE DOOR ONE KNOWS THIS IS NOT YOUR USUAL EATERY AND ANYONE ENJOYING YESTERYEAR’S DUSTY OLD ANTIQUES AND JUST PLAIN OLD NEAT JUNK WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME
A long hallway lined with maybe a couple hundred dust encrusted baseball hats along one side of the ceiling hold sway over various antiques with rooms on either side harboring even more ghosts from the past. And I did overhear our waitress telling a couple fellas who came in later about an unnerving experience she had late at night while closing up after everyone had left. And I’m not surprised.
AND YES THAT IS A FOOSBALL TABLE UP THERE
THE ADOBE DELI ROASTS IT’S OWN COFFEE BEANS HERE IN THIS ROOM
MEN’S DOUBLE BARREL WASHROOM SINKS
HEY GUYS WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU STOOD AT A URINAL WATCHING TV AND YES THAT IS THE WOMEN’S WASHROOM ON THE LEFT AND YES I DID GO IN THERE…..A FELLA’S GOT TO DO WHAT HE’S GOT TO DO FOR A PHOTO SOMETIMES…..BESIDES, WE WERE THE ONLY ONES THERE
VERY LAST ROOM DOWN THE HALL ON THE LEFT IS THE CIGAR SMOKING ROOM WHERE OUR WAITRESS SAID SYLVESTOR STALLONE WENT TO FIRE UP A BIG STOGIE
DON’T EVEN ASK ME TO EXPLAIN THIS SMOKE LOUNGE BUT JUST KNOW I LIKED IT
HOW GREAT IT IS TO HAVE PLACES LIKE THIS WHERE OLD TIRED AND DUSTY MEMORIES FIND A NEW HOME WAITING TO LOVINGLY RE-IGNITE SOMEONE’S LONG PAST MEMORIES OF ANOTHER AGE, ANOTHER ERA, ANOTHER PERIOD OF THEIR LIVES….IN THIS NEW TECHNO AGE WE NEED MORE OF THESE FADING ECHOS OF TIME TO REMIND US OF THAT OTHER DISAPPEARING WORLD MANY OF US ONCE GREW UP AND LIVED IN……AND I LIKE THAT
A FEW LAST PHOTOS UPON LEAVING
ONE HAS TO KEEP IN MIND IT’S WINTER HERE AND CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW NICE THINGS MUST LOOK WHEN ALL THE TREES, VINES, SHRUBS, AND FLOWERS ARE LEAFED OUT IN THEIR FINEST DESERT GREENERY
IT WAS AT LAST TIME TO LEAVE THE UNFORGETABLE ADOBE DELI BEHIND….WHAT A PLACE WHAT A PLACE
‘HEY DON’T FORGET ME MOM AND DAD’
Turned out to be a very lazy afternoon for us. Kelly did some cleaning this morning while Pheebs and I were out and that was about it. I think we are all turning into a bunch of Motorhome potatoes.
NOT OFTEN YOU SEE A DIRT ROAD GOING OVER AN INTERSTATE
FROM ATOP THE OVERPASS A VIEW OF I-10’S EAST BOUND TRAFFIC
VIEW OF EL RANCHO LOBO FROM THE DIRT ROAD OVERPASS
ALSO VIEWS FROM THE OVERPASS
When I saw the pool table in the exercise games room Tuesday I knew i would be back to have a game with my Uncle Harry. Harry passed away back in 2013 but the last time I held a pool cue in my hand was a few years before that when Harry would always beat me about 8 games out of every 10. He was a great pool player and loved the game. With not a soul around I walked over to the games room, uncovered the table, racked the balls and chalked my cue. I broke and for the next half hour in my mind’s eye I could see Uncle Harry standing at the end of the table, making his shots, and occasionally complimenting me on a lucky shot or two. When the game was over I slowly replaced the pool table cover and put the pool cue back in it’s place. I turned out the lights and with a nod to the pool table and Uncle Harry I closed the door behind me.
HAD TO TAKE OFF THE BIG COWBOY HAT TO SEE WHAT I WAS LOOKING AT
Luckily for me it doesn’t happen very often but occasionally I will slip up and without thinking it through put something in my post that really doesn’t belong in my blog. Sometimes I am aware of it and sometimes it takes someone else to make me aware of it. And I will leave it at that……….
A FEW MORE AFTERNOON WALK PHOTOS
DESERT MAIL DELIVERY
PHEEBS PATIENTLY WAITS WHILE I STOP TO TAKE A FEW PHOTOS
A SOUND IN THE AFTERNOON SKY LED MY EYE TO THESE TWO MARINE V-22 OSPREY AIRCRAFT
NO NOT A V-22 OSPREY BUT WHAT I THINK IS A COMMON RAVEN DESPITE HAVING WING TIPS VERY MUCH LIKE THAT OF A TURKEY VULTURE
INTERSTATE 10, THE SHADOW COWBOY, PHEEBS, AND EL RANCHO LOBO
EVERYTIME I WALK BY THIS CERAMIC TORTOISE IT’S HEAD UNCANNILY SEEMS TO SWIVEL AND FOLLOW ME
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A retired sailor purchased a computer and began to learn all about computing. Being a sailor, he was used to addressing his ships as "She" or "Her" but was unsure what was proper for computers. To solve his dilemma, he set up two groups of computer experts: one group was male, and the other group was female. The group of women reported that computers should be refereed to as "HE" because:
1. In order to get their attention you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems but half the time they are the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realise that if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a newer and better model.
The group of men reported that computers should be refered to as "SHE" because:
1. No one but the creator understands their logic.
2. The native language they use to talk to other computers is incomprehensible to anyone else.
3. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
A little girl and a little boy were at day-care one day. The girl approached the boy and said, "Hey Billy, want to play house?"He said, "Sure! What do you want me to do?"Sally replied, "I want you to communicate your feelings.""Communicate my feelings?" said a bewildered Billy. "I have no idea what that means."The little girl nods and says, "Perfect. You can be the husband".
Had to smile at your last observation. I know exactly to what you refer. Those things just make your blog better. The Adobe Deli does seem like a real treasure, Glad you are having some "catch your breath" time.ReplyDelete
Welcome back to the SW. Nice to have some down time.ReplyDelete
I could spend hours in the Adobe Deli, love all the old things. I think your memory spot at the pool table was great.ReplyDelete
Wait a sec...you couldn’t use the debit card at McD’s either?ReplyDelete
If you are still there , Please consider going to Deming's G R E A T museum (donation). The exhibits are extensive and very diversified .ReplyDelete
Love those Deli pictures what a fun place, That old car looks like the makings of a Rat Rod. Too bad you did not get cash back at Walmart when you used your debit card,ReplyDelete
So glad you are enjoying the Southwest again! Don't you love all the cows? We sometimes run (not literally) into them in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Great photos!ReplyDelete
People like what you say or they wouldn't come back. Seems pretty simple.ReplyDelete
Loved all the pictures but I also like your captions, you have a wonderful sense of humour and it sparkles always.
You and Kelly might like City of Rocks State park north of Deming. You can boon dock in the park or you can hook up. We didn't have cell service but it was a very wonderful place to be for a while. Some boon docking spots in around some huge boulders were like being off on your own even while in the park. Welcome to the southwest.
So enjoy reading your blog and love the Adobe Deli, we've been several times and have never had a bad meal. Have fun!ReplyDelete
Oh how you make my heart ache for New Mexico. Remember, the Super Blood Wolf Moon is coming on January 20th. 🌷😳🐦ReplyDelete
Orion was directly over my head last night at about 2200 and I am located in East Texas. From where you are it would be to the east some, but you should be able to see it easily or wait a couple of hours and it should be high in your part of the sky.ReplyDelete
I ALWAYS enjoy your posts Al, but this one in particular was a great one. We will definitely take time to visit the Adobe Deli and the El Rancho Lobo RV Park. What a couple of jewels in the desert. And your game of pool with Uncle Harry was poinant. You never mentioned who won.ReplyDelete
What a great area to relax in for a few days. Anything would be better than our -24 forecast windchill!ReplyDelete