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Time to go a wanderin

From: mark_dierker@mcgraw-hill.com
Subject: LJ post
Date: July 28, 2006 6:39:01 PM CDT
To: dierker@frontiernet.net

So Sunday I'll be leaving for parts west. virga_flame if you
wanted to hook up this trip, please send me an email at
dierker@frontiernet.net and let me know how to contact you when I get there.

I've got an intricate road map of Colfax and Mora Counties in NM and expect
to spend a lot of my time exploring ghost towns that are off the beaten
path. I'll probably drive about 7-800 miles on Sunday and finish the last
100 or so on Monday. So far, I'm car camping unless someone offers me a
couch or a floor. Toward the end of the week I have accomodations at
Philmont Scout Ranch for the PSA reunion. I'll be gone until August 9th and
probably won't check in on the computer so if anyone sends me anything
during that time, don't expent a response.

Last night when I got home, the gas station up the street and across had
just been robbed and it seemed every cop in the city was there. At the same
time, a big storm cell was going through and the sun was setting so we got

Deb's 36th birthday is tomorrow so I'm taking her to dinner and to see
Clerks II. We had pork chops and peaches and cream corn on the grille tonight..

Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow!




( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 29th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
That is just a fantastic photo of the cloud formations. Wow.
Jul. 29th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
See what you are missing out here. You should come for a visit.

Jul. 29th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
The only time I saw a deeper colored cloud than your photo was a couple of weeks ago when a lj user in The Russian Federation posted it. I thought it was a sunset. He said it meant a drastic change in weather.

I rememebered what he said after the tornadoes of last Friday. The sky turned more red than orange in your photo and it cooled at night into the low to mid 60's which was good as we were without power for 2 1/2 days.

I saw a watchbox on my radar screen last night. I believe you live in the area it covered. Now I understand your photos. That second photo is awesome as that storm is bearing down.

Your trip sounds exciting, especially since you know and have directions to the ghost towns. I used to do that, study maps and (my family would) go up into the Colorado hills with a guide and a 4-wheel drive. He knew locations of old cabins, old mine shafts, and other things.

Looking forward to seeing your photos when you return. I'm going to be gone off and on tomorrow afteroon and evening, so if I don't catch you before you leave, travel safe and God be with you.

Jul. 29th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Have a good weekend. Lots of photos when I come back.

Jul. 29th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
I love that bottom picture where the sky changes from dark to light clouds. That's beautiful.

And happy birthday Deb!
Jul. 29th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'll tell her for you.

Jul. 30th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Hey, you oughta visit my folks down in Deming! They love visitors, and I'm sure they'd load you up with goodies.
Jul. 30th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Demming is South of where I'll be but if I get down there, I will. Got a phone number or address?

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