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Happy Halloween. No Trick or Treaters at the trailer yet. I did buy some candy, but I have to admit that I haven't seen any kids in the place. At least I picked out candy that I like (with the exception of Snickers).
Since it was a nice but cool (37°F at 7:00AM) morning, I went for a walk through the lava field in the valley below the trailer. Some interesting formations, but if you are into exploring lava, I suggest a stop at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. More variety, although the campground is dry camping. Anyhow there are a few photos as well as one from a short hike to the highest point in the park & a view of the section of the campground with hookups.
After that I drove 65 miles to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Good roads, although don't follow a GPS to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife area. It takes you on a "interesting" ride through narrow hard packed sand roads to the middle of nowhere. I did get a fall photo & an interesting building on the way.
After exploring 8 miles of sand roads, I got back on US 380 & NM 1 to the visitor center of the refuge. My Senior Passport got me into the loop drive for free & I took a bunch of photos of waterfowl, including a small flock of Sandhill Cranes. I love seeing them in flight - probably posted too many flying images, but...
|The Moon Over Lava||Back-lit Cactus||Lava||The Campground|
|Fall Color||Interesting House & Truck||A Tree||Lots of Birds|
|Sandhill Crane||Cranes in Flight||Cranes in Flight||Cranes in Flight|
|Cranes in Flight||Sandhill Cranes||Ducks & Geese||Sandhill Crane|
After that it was back to the campground, about an hour of reading, then cooking a frozen Orange Chicken dinner. I had to modify the instructions since I don't have a microwave to do the rice package (I steamed it) and I didn't thaw the sauce under running water (that would fill my holding tank) but it all worked. Not my usual brand, but pretty good. Of course I tossed the bag before eating, so I have no idea what brand it was.
Until Next Time -
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