Monday morning was time for our RV friends Paula and Mel to depart. They have a Safari that is the same year as ours, and they were loading up and getting "road worthy" to head further east and eventually north back up to Wisconsin.
(I love the horses on the back of their rig)
We said our "see ya laters" as they pulled out about mid-morning. They called us back about road conditions ahead to the east (smooth road on Rte 9 but construction on the east side of El Paso on the interstate)
After they departed, fellow RVer Hazel of Class A Greyhounds: RVing with the Big Dogs asked if I wanted to do a Walmart Run with her up to Deming. It's about 30 miles north and I had a list of things to get that I can't find in the little store here in Columbus. While Steveio manned the fort, Hazel and I took off on a quick trip north. After our Walmart Run, we did a dash into Dollartree and a stop at Wendy's to bring back lunches for ourselves and Steveio.
Sometimes people don't take the time to thank those in service for our country.... but Hazel does! She picked up a few boxes of donuts for the workers at the border inspection station that we pass by on the way to and from Deming. These Homeland Security folks are living under the worry of not having a paycheck coming in, due to the blackmail shenanigans in our Congress ... Life and their jobs can not feel too secure for those folks. As we drove back to the park, she stopped at the inspection station, approached an agent and gave him the donuts with a word of thanks. Awwwwwww what a lady!
We came back and unloaded our bounty of things to our RV's. Later we shared a strawberry shortcake with Hazel and I showed her the quilt that I am working on.
Steve added two bicycle tire inner tubes, one to each side, of our washing machine between the machine and the cabinet it sets in. He held them in place and I carefully inflated them with the air compressor. They seemed to help on the shaking and vibration as the machine goes into the spin cycle. I caught up on some laundry and we are ready to roll if our Tracker is ready soon. Our time is running out and we do need to be back in Wisconsin shortly. Not only for Steve's return to work, but two of our grandson's birthday parties are coming up too.
The doggers are having a blast on vacation. Day by day little Binney is coming out of her shell more and more. We have had her in our family for three months. Now she has started to play more with Finney, especially in the evenings. She doesn't take the toys in her mouth too often, but does chase Finney around when he fetches the toys.
It's racing doggers back and forth and back and forth the length of the motorhome. We toss the toys and they chase each other to a frenzy and stop to do their newest interaction. I call it "Mouth Wrassling" and Finney LOVED to do this with Duke before he passed away. He has finally convinced little Binney this can be fun too! It LOOKS viscious in the pictures, but really it's a bunch of mouthing, moaning, groaning and an occasional YIP if one gets too rough.
Finney gets Binney, then Binney gets Finney!
Here in this shot, Binney is actually taking a toy up in her own mouth!
That doesn't happen too often, so it's picture-worthy.
We took the dogs on leashes and had a nice leisurely stroll around the park before nightfall.. and I caught this shot of the sunset. We can NEVER have too many New Mexico sunsets, can we?
We are supposed to hear about the Tracker today.
Steve is gonna walk over early afternoon to see if it is ready.
I will post an update then......
(keep your fingers crossed????)
Steve walked over to the repair shop again....