Thursday, September 10, 2015

Truth? or Consequences! New Mexico

After the storm shredded my tent, I camped for a couple more nights with the help of duct tape. It was fine, but my nerves were shredded, too, and so I quacked my way back to the cabin in Datil. 

Reports said the winds reached 100 mph. I'm not "The Good Luck Duck" fer nuthin'.

My friends there are terrific, but after saying good-bye to the company I had enjoyed all summer, I just wanted to hide away for awhile.

I always thought I would make a great hermit; it's time to put that notion to rest. Two weeks alone, and I was naming the lizards and  shadow-writing their memoirs. So, I headed where I often do when I get this lonely-but-restless feeling: Truth or Consequences.

I have a backup tent! So, I camped for a couple of days at Caballo Lake State Park and caught up with Annie, et al. Then it was time to pamper myself with a stay at La Paloma Hot Springs and Spa (please notice their cover photo, taken two years ago by a certain blogger). 

I wanted to stay longer in T or C, and because things are always working out for me, I was offered the use of a house for several weeks. I joyously accepted.

Now I enjoy T or C at my leisure: at a cafe, at a book store, at a thrift shop or two. I'm lucky to have friends who call Truth or Consequences home lots of the time, and they join me for some leisure (I have extra).

Things are good! I like T or C - you will, too.

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Suzanne said...

I love how things always work out for you...they certainly do! Enjoy your happy place!

George Yates said...

One of these day we will stop in T or C.

JO said...

I have got to get there. All I have to do is figure out how to pack light so I don't have to unload the truck all the time.

Kimbopolo said...

Whoa, what did you do to piss off Mother Nature? Seems like you are on Her shit list lately. Whatever it was ... apologize like you mean it!

Yeah, I used to think I was hermit material as well until I started living like this. Weird, huh?

Pleinguy said...

Glad to hear you are OK, and getting back to normal. Nice that you have friends in many places.

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, David! Yes, I agree.

LOL Kim. I'll make nice now. Yes, this life provides enough solitude, I guess.

Good Luck Duck said...

Jo, you can just drive over! Lots of state parks around TorC.

Do it, George. TorC is beautifully weird. Plus hot springs.

Suzanne, how can it get better?

Jodee Gravel said...

I'm sure the lizards miss you, but glad you found a less hermit-ish spot to hang for a bit. Good to have good friends :-) Hope you get a discount at the spa for being their banner woman.