I didn’t write a blog last week because we were on our way to and from Las Cruces. We had Sunday through Tuesday off at the RV park, so we decided to visit Raymond. We left the bus in Colorado and drove the car, to speed up the trip. We wanted to be able to visit with his doctor(s), so we needed to be there sometime other than a weekend. He was shocked and delighted to see us walk in! He is doing really well, considering that he was just starting week 4 of radiation and chemo. His color is good, as are his spirits. He’s getting really tired to being in the hospital, but it is so much better than if he had a 160 mile round trip every day from T or C, as was the original plan. The hospital is already working on the next place for him to go and I’m really glad God knows all that, because we certainly don’t!
On the way home on Tuesday, we ran into rain just as we got into the Raton Pass area. Just over the top, the left lane was blocked by a pickup on its side, along with a couple of emergency vehicles. Very shortly thereafter, we saw a wrecker and a police car on the right shoulder. The two drivers were looking down over the guard rail, as if wondering how they were going to get to the vehicle that had gone over the edge. I hope the passengers were all right, but I’m sure they had a frightening ride! I did notice that our car hydroplaned a little in that area but we made it safely back “home”.
The volunteers here at Golden Bell are always on the lookout for elk grazing in the local area, but don’t often find them. One evening as we were heading into Sonic for half price shakes after 8, we saw a good sized herd browsing in the rain. The picture doesn’t do them justice. They were just too far away.
Yesterday on the way home from doing laundry, we topped over a rise and there, right beside the road, was a huge buck with an enormous rack, just casually grazing in the middle of the day. His entire harem, probably 3 dozen or so, was spread out on the pasture behind him. By the time we could stop and turn around, they were all gone to the other side of the hill. Where was my camera when I needed it?
We’ve had several volunteers come and go from the RV park this summer. Some stay most or all of the summer, while others stay a few weeks or a month or two. Two couples left this weekend and another came in. Ted and Kathy Bonner used to coordinate a weekend trip here with their church in Woodland Park before they retired and became full time RVers. That’s where we got acquainted with them to begin with. This is their second summer helping host the RV park and we’re glad they’re back.
We had a real progress report from our granddaughter Jordan this week. Rae is now off of oxygen! She weighs more than 5 lbs. now and once she learns to eat, she’ll be on her way home. She has come so far from her 1 lb. 5 oz. beginning. Prayers would be appreciated for her to be hungry!!