Friday, November 14, 2014


Well, we're back home again (if you can call an apartment you lived in for 10 weeks before hitting the road again "home"), after several days of driving hard across 6 states and 2 time zones, just after "falling back" for Daylight Savings Time. I'm still trying to stay up past 7:15 p.m. (and not succeeding much!).

We left Shell Knob, Missouri after an extremely pleasant and relaxing visit with family - we didn't do much there besides visit nearby Roaring River State Park, another gem of a park with a spring-fed river, a fish hatchery, wonderful CCC structures, and a few nice hikes.  We also enjoyed the beautiful view of Table Rock Lake from Darell's mom's home. The weather ran the gamut from windy (which made the lake choppy) to rainy (which made the lake grey) to sunny and calm (which made the lake blue and still). The leaves danced daily, and it never got too cold!  But the weather forecasts were calling for a cold snap all across the journey home, so we high-tailed it back before the cold snapped us!

Table Rock Lake:

Table Rock Lake - view from the deck
My favorite tree in the backyard
The backyard, with the lake in the distance

Birdbath with Fall reflected in it

A potted poinsettia reddening for the holiday season
Roaring River State Park:
Roaring River on a cloudy day
The Spring that feeds the river and the hatchery downstream. An average of 20 million gallons of water gush from this spring every day!
Trout. (My knitting friends will see that I, too, was visiting family!)
Weird orange spider
A Squash Bug. Boy, do they move quickly!
This will be my last blog post for a bit - we'll be home for the winter holidays, and probably set out again when we get sick of the cold.  Probably January 2!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Another long travel day - we're back in New Mexico! It's late, and between Daylight Savings Time and the traveling time changes, I barely know whether it's a.m. or p.m.! I'll have some photos of our time in Missouri, as soon as we have a decent internet connection...

Friday, November 7, 2014