Thursday, July 29, 2010

Here it is

I promised I'd post the is the sign.

Monday, July 26, 2010

More Deer

Still have not revisited the 'Slash Pit' yet but, I will. When we move from this cabin at the end of the month we'll be closer to the pit..
The next cabin is in the village and I hope the bed is a better one than the one here :-(

Here are some more deer vids If I sound like I'm out of breath, I am. At 9600 ft walking up the 16 steps to the road to film the deer is an effort.

As you see I like having deer around.

We've been eating very well the past few days since our California care package arrived. We had fresh peaches, plums and corn and two very nice salame sausages. Oh, it is good stuff. Thanks Walkers.
Cards from each of the kids were appreciated too.

Big dinner tonight; we will have tenderloin, fresh corn and some Cabernet. Yeah!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oh, I'm so at odds....

Today and I saw a sign that said ' Slash Pit'
I was riding the bike and didn't have my camera so maybe I'll post it tomorrow.

The reason for my oddness however is that yesterday in El Paso I bought 12 bottles of wine.....all of them Cameron Hughes and 3 different varietals.......well, 2 of them had the same livery of silver cap and label.....One was lot 149 a Napa Cab $20 and the other was a Lot 140 a Sonoma Cab $12...they looked almost identical.

After we got home to Cloudcroft I saw that the Sam's guy had charged all of the wine at $12......He thought they were all Lot 140 !

I was so miffed.

What would you do? I will not be in El Paso again until August but my wife will be there next week. Should I send them $30?

In other news.......the bird that I let recoup last week made an appearance today. It's either the same one or one just like it......
I noticed that it stayed far away from the windows so it might be the same one.........I like catch and release, don't you?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Talk about Eclectic......Humpff

This little cabin is very nice. We have a great view; we are 6 miles out in the countryside and we'll be sorry to leave it at the end of the month for the next one in the village proper.

While it has a lot of off-beat decorations and furnishings it is quite comfortable and is very well equipped with pans, dishes, cutlery, utensils and wine openers. We brought our own Laguiole but there is already one here! We brought our own hi-falutin' glasses and there were some elegant ones here too. As my mother said, "best be safe than sorry"

Here are a few pics of the joint......

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Good Morning, Deer

We have seen deer around the cabin a couple of times. They seem to be relatively accustomed to humans; they are not too skittish.
This morning we saw these as they passed by the back porch.....

I would like to have been able to video yesterday's visit by two bucks and two does but I wasn't toting.
Here are two vids of today's action......

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

July 4th. We went for a long scooter ride. It is a beautiful sunny day with no rain in sight. After the ride we stopped off for lunch in the village. Simple orders of shrimp basket and BBQ sandwich took 1 hr to deliver! It's Cloudcroft.....

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Home on the Mountain

After a two day drive we arrived at Cloudcroft New Mexico where we will spend most of this summer. The oppressive heat last year in Houston convinced me that Houston is not the place to be in July and August.

We are 6 miles out of the village and almost 9K feet high on the side of a mountain in the Sacramento Range. The cabin has three levels and while it is small in many ways, it is comfortable for two people and a dog.

Our first morning here yesterday we saw 8 deer in the front driveway. We are still working on our daily routines since everything is new.......

I did take a few shots yesterday

Here's the back patio view..

Here's a vid from last night....

It's so chilly we need socks..

Bev at work on side porch