Well, our time at Storrie Lake State Park is about to end. We have pretty much spent the summer here. The weather has been really great, plus it’s close to town and has good Verizon signal. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but there is good broadcast TV signal here, too. Several of my friends have spent time here (Barbara, Roxanne, Annie, Nancy, Lorna, Ryan), and I’ve met some new folks (John, Jan, Renee, Patty, Brad, Dave). And Riley got to make some new friends, too.
The weather is a big factor. Here is the August weather in Las Vegas this year. Highs in the 70’s and low 80’s, lows in the 50’s. I’ll take it.
And here is Austin in August 2011, the last time I spent August there. (We’ve been on the road since 8/2/12.) Thirty five years of this is enough. No more.
They have a Carnegie Library here, and I was able to get a temporary library card, so that was nice. It’s a pretty place, sits on a whole block. The homes surrounding the library block are being restored.
Las Vegas has a nice plaza, with the historic Plaza Hotel on one corner. Threadbear is a quilt and yarn shop I visited a few times. It’s just across the street from the Plaza Hotel. There is a farmer’s market here on Saturday mornings, plus other major events like the Rough Riders biker rally in July.
We did a LOT of dog walking together. We’d often do two-a-days. Katie has a bad ankle and can only walk a short distance, then rides in the doggie stroller.
I did a bunch of weaving on my new inkle loom. I REALLY love making bands on it. I have made a few things for my friends (belts, a dog leash, a camera strap) and have just finished some dog collars. Probably will work up some stuff for my Etsy shop.
So, we are about to head out of here tomorrow (9/3) and go to Santa Fe. Iska and Larry are going on a trip and I get to house/pet sit. Yay! It will be good to visit with them a bit, and I love staying out there. On the 18th we go up to Taos for a Lazy Daze ladies (Ladeze) gathering. Then to Albuquerque for some Ford scheduled maintenance and the Balloon Fiesta. Lots of fun times with good friends planned.
A couple more Storrie views:
[By the way – the dump station here is broken and closed. They will not have it fixed this season. We have been going to the RV park across from the Walmart since the end of July. They charge $5.00 and just have you pull into an empty site to use the sewer connection. FYI for anyone planning a visit.]