Winter Journey – More Percha Dam Days – December 2016

Sunday December 11th, 32 degrees this morning and calm – perfect for a campfire. By mid-day the temperature is in the low 70’s, a lovely day and very pleasant to be outside.

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Evening light on the mesa to the east

Monday December 12th, about the same temps as yesterday, but windy.

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Morning light

 Today we go to Truth or Consequences for groceries and sundries, then stop at the Arrey post office to pick up our mail. Clifford has received a monster-size book “The Principles of Internal Medicine,” which will become part of his reference library. Not sure where we are going to store a book of that size in Terry.

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Moon rising near sunset

Tuesday December 13th is laundry day. Of course, photography comes first.

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Almost sunrise, glowing through the woods

The machines at the nearest laundromat are not commercial size, so it takes a LONG time to get our laundry washed and dried, and I even end up hanging some things on our clothes line when we we finally get back to camp. We needed to get this chore done, but I certainly didn’t expect it to take up so much of the day.

 Wednesday December 14th is our last day here. I enjoy having a campfire first thing this morning and take photos of the brilliant sunrise and the more subtle setting of the moon.

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Brilliant sunrise at Percha Dam

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The more subtle setting of the moon

After breakfast, Clifford and I go for a bike ride around the lower campground – the less developed area. Play cello outside, even though it is a bit windy, as the temperature has reached the low 70’s by afternoon.

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Campsite at Percha Dam

The usual editing and blog writing takes up the evening hours, along with packing up as much stuff as I can to get a head start on the morning. Moving is always a big deal, easier this time because it is only a few miles away, but even so, everything has to be securely in place before we pull out.

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This has been a pleasant stay
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4 thoughts on “Winter Journey – More Percha Dam Days – December 2016

    1. I recall that you had mentioned a museum in T or C, but I had forgotten it and all we did in T or C was go to Walmart for groceries and sundries. Now we are in City of Rocks, so will have to put the museum on hold until next year. I went up and saw the kokopelli at the campsite where we were last year. Nice to see him again.

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