We made it to Tx

It was a long and thirsty ride

The last 200 miles seemed to never end

One night spent at a truck stop another in a Walmart parking lot and finally at our destination. We took 2 days because I didn’t want to arrive in the dark, I guess I’ll be billed for all those tolls I past, but I couldn’t figure out how to avoid them and I was too tired to try to do anything but follow the directions given to me from my phone. Thank goodness for that voice from my phone.

Long distance driving is hard on my bladder, I suppose I should have expected the bladder bitch appearance, tomorrow should be better. Charley is hesitant to get in the RV after this trip poor little guy, we will have to go home the same way, very hard on him

Just a short note today, we are fine and GG did a good job keeping us safe

On the road again

It’s been a long time since we’ve traveled any distance

Tonight we are sleeping at Jim’s truck stop on IH10 in Van Horn Tx

Charley does not travel well I’m so sorry he wants to be too close to my legs on the floor. Obviously not a good place for him, I’m hoping tomorrow will be better, we’ll start out when it gets light enough to drive, don’t like driving in the dark or at dusk so we stopped before 6 pm today.

GG is fine, I stop for gas when I’m half full. I could have packed up better still had some things flying on corner turns a few broken dishes that I didn’t take care of my fault I insist an China rather than plastic but staying in one place is different than traveling as far as that goes, I still prefer China and glass to plastic whatevers

Going to sleep now, I write this now for my friend Joan who worries too much and this may relieve her mind that we are fine!

GG’s New Mexico fashion update

I just invited some facebook RV groups to stop by to check out GG’s new look.

I need to say that my photos do not do her justice, but we are very happy with whats happening on the outside as well as on the inside. I’ve removed and replaced all her inserts(don’t know what they are called) but she looks much cleaner and well cared for and it wasn’t too difficult for me as I could change many of them from the roof, which by the way the repair done a few weeks ago look great. It was a simple job that if I’d had the product they used I could have done it myself. The fact that I had not electric on one side of the RV was almost too simple and was restored with the touch of a button, most embarrassing, you know what I mean? And when she had enough gas applied the generator worked fine too.

I’m waiting on Amazon for a few more items to complete her look, did you notice her new poster on the side, a new carpet for the step, new painting on the side that I’m not real happy about but it’s okay for a hippy person like me.Inside it really just new fabrics because we are in New Mexico and plan to stay here for a long time. And i love color. I miss my Indian fabrics a bit but can change back any time and probably will cuz they look so exotic and make me feel like I’m in a harem of one.

I’m adding a couple photos now that I’ve added before for any new readers interested just in GG

Hot Spot it is

My wifi hell persists but I sent back and returned everything I bought trying to improve my internet to just use my hot spot.

I kept trying to figure out a system that would work. I even bought a refurbished Dell computer to use as a connection in my studio with a rather expensive modem-router to connect to my antenna that flies above my studio. All this because of the large RV parked between me and the signal, and the fact that I really can’t move my stuff to a better position because of the studio and garden.So hot spot it is. So far so good. I changed my Verizon account to get more data but I just got a message from them saying they’d changed it but to the wrong plan which I will have to get fixed when I find my password.

Talking about passwords, I’m having a hell of a time! Going from computer to iPad to phone things just don’t work as they should for me. I know it’s my fault, I forget. What gets saved on my phone doesn’t save on my iPad when I go back to retrieve my code from my email on my phone back to my iPad ………I know its just me but really, is all this necessary:;[Ññ*¨¡? (Sorry couldn’t find the ? Mark on this

Keyboard

To add to my general confusion this keyboard I’m using has deficiencies I have yet to master, as you have surely noted by now.

Sin mas!

Coming Soon, My Shop

Soon as I figure out how, I will add paintings that I have for sale.

I’m playing around here adding and moving things while live so it may not appear as it should, but stick around it will all turn out just fine. Really! This is my faavorite time of year in Caballo, when flowers are blooming and the winds are not too great. But winter approaches, it’s harder to get started in the morning because it is dark too long and chilly when not downright cold. I’ll keep this photo up until the flowers die or get taken into the studio in hopes they will servive another winter, then I’ll find another way to greet you to TailGateArt.

Galletas María

They are not really that great, kind of simple, bland, not a lot of flavor, but I bought a whole box of them. 4 rolls. So why buy them!

They remind me of Panama.

I am a reminiscent buyer of memories. Do you ever do this, I find I do it often, it’s a way to keep those memories close. Every time I eat a cracker it will remind me of Panama early days before we could buy from the Panama Canal commissary.

That brings another memory, buying stuff from the commissary and later the PX. We had privileges, as I was an employee of the Panama Canal Company, and later of the Department of Defense so we could go and buy where the rest of the family could not. So you know we did a lot of family grocery shopping that never made it home….our home. Especially around the holidays, hams and turkeys bought in several trips rerouted to family homes. Everyone did the same, some on a much larger scale, you could see px sales down the street by some enterprising souls. Efforts made by those in charge to keep those products only for those with privileges and punishment for those who disrespected those efforts, were laughable. We did it for family. Knowing someone with privileges was an asset!. We didn’t abuse it too much or too often.

Interesting times.

So, galletas maría, papaya for Elias,(I winder if he still likes it) potato fries for Evan, just a few things I buy because of the memories they bring me.

Trip to Hatch

I’m loving the ride to Hatch where I can see what’s s growing, what’s harvested and take photos to show you. Peppers are every where. See that branch fallen, I picked that up and took it home, not because I would use it, peppers aren’t my thing but it was just lying there and I liked how it looked

Huge cotton fields ready for picking, some already harvested others look ready and I did pick one ball to feel it, it’s soft and not easily pulled from the stem. I’d never felt a new cotton ball, I wonder where it gets processed, love cotton fabric.

So while waiting for my clothes to wash I walked over to the Mexican shop to look at fabric. This place is like going into Mexico without going to Mexico, you can buy fabrics, colorful pots, things made with peppers, t’shirts, backpacks, dish wares, and much more. But I looked at fabrics to change GG’s look.

GG’s New Mexico update

At night I close the front cab and windows with the fabrics hanging on the windows and it looks very comfy. I kinda miss my Indian fabrics and will use them again when I get tired of this New Mexico look. I had to cover that ugly stained part of the ceiling and this blanket did the trick and will help insulate, the other blanket will be put over the windshield when it gets very cold. I decided to not buy more paint but use whatever I had so I didn’t paint all the green and the blue is several different shades but oh well I think it’s just fine.

Hasta la Vista Amigos!