Category Archives: Safety

THE PROBLEM WITH BEING TOP DOG

The two dogs don’t think I’m top dog in the family.  They thinks Margo is.  So throughout this week, when fireworks go off, they ignore me me and slink straight for Margo’s circle of imagined protection. I’m sure Margo is … Continue reading

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. NOW PUT AWAY THOSE FIREWORKS

CORRECTION What was I thinking?  Margo informed me that shooting off fireworks in the county is legal.  In the city, anything aerial is not allowed. There has to be some sort of irony in a county that lets fireworks be … Continue reading

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CLEARING THE VAN OF RV ANTI-FREEZE

To this point, I’ve ignored the built water system in the van.  Been carrying water in jugs and a cooler.  I’ve got a fresh water tank in the van, a sink, a pressured water port, and a gray water tank.  … Continue reading

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SMOKE FROM A NOT SO DISTANT FIRE

The first hint of anything amiss was a tiny blurb on fb: Anybody know of a fire at Mescalero.  At the speed of light, I threw open the NMFireInfo site.  Nothing there.  I stepped outside and scanned the sky.  Yes, … Continue reading

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LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS BOOK

When we wanted to wander the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico, we went to the Sacramento Ranger Station in Cloudcroft and bought this paperback book.  It’s a little out of date.  Later, I found more data online by … Continue reading

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IT WAS FUNNY, BUT COULD HAVE ENDED BADLY

I looked out the Pea Island Visitor’s Center birding windows to admire the split rail fence Margo and I had finished the day before.  What is on the top rail?  It’s teeny, tiny jackets.  A nearby SUV’s back door is … Continue reading

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WEATHER ON OUR EAST COAST TRIP

One thing about planning trips, our schedule was at the mercy of Mother Nature.  We left New Mexico ahead of an extreme wind event.  The 5er was new to us.  It’s awful big.  Would we have to find a safe … Continue reading

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