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A Desert Oasis

27 Aug

A few days ago someone told me that my last post was too negative. I do not agree, but I feel I should apologize. I was just REALLY bored on the drive out to the lake.

Conchas Lake, however, is a true gem. Desert lakes are some of the most beautiful and wonderful things on earth. They remind us what gratitude is and how endurance works. Great things, desert lakes. We had a great time and were with some awesomely fun folks. We got all busted up and sunburnt attempting to wakeboard and had cheeseburgers for breakfast every day. Perfect way to end my summer.

Now… what sort of ruckus can I rustle up for fall?

Off the Grid

19 Aug

Driving to Conchas Lake, NM for a weekend reunion with the boyfriend’s high school friends seemed like an easy enough trip. Two hours east on I-40. Gotcha. But then once we got in the car and started driving I remembered why I usually head west on vacation. Eastern New Mexico looks like western Texas. Very long, hot, dry, and boring (no cell phone reception- the horror!). So we played an ‘I spy’ game. It went like this:

I’m going to the lake and I’m bringing…
Asshole drivers
Brakelights
Clouds
Diesel trucks
Encino
Fireworks
Gravel
Hand-crafted Native American gifts
Ice cream
Justin
Knives
Long road
Mercedes
Numbers
Open space
Posts
Quite a bit of nothing
Ramp
Santa Rosa
Trees
Unemployed people
Very large amount of orange barrels
Walmart
The ‘X’ in’ Texas
Yellow ribbon
Zipper.

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