CHAMA, NEW MEXICO

By: joealaska , 5:02 AM GMT on May 14, 2013

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OK, it is a bit more difficult to post pics or blogs when you are visiting someone... RIGHT DOT ?

So I am trying to get back on track.

I headed south, unexpectedly, from Colorado Springs to see my pal CASA in New Mexico. The reason I went south was weather, heavy rain. It was heavy enough to get me thinking about hydroplaning while doing 75 on I-25 south.

The weather suddenly cleared as I approached the New Mexico / Colorado border. It was sunny. So I pulled over to play golf at RATON Golf Course. Very nice, with a herd of deer I had to hit over on one hole. It resulted in no injuries. No venison.

I had trouble reaching CASA, who knew I was on the way, but not so close. So I pulled over in nearby Santa Fe.

We eventually connected and made plans for golf the next day. We would meet at Cochiti Pueblo.
Southwest of Santa Fe. It has been many years since we played there. Nice course!

The round of golf was great. Interesting weather, competition at its best. CASA beat me most of the round, but I hit a big birdie on #17 that took it all back. Imagine the frustration!

Then I followed him back to his house where I would stay a couple days. This included some miles of dirt and gravel roads.

SATURDAY was an OFF GOLF day. I was pretty sore after playing 4 days in a row. And CASA had his kids playing T-ball baseball. So I went and watched the kids hit T-balls.

It was great. These are young kids. 1st and 2nd grade

There are MANY people on the field. Players and several coaches. Umpires.

They call it a “game” but it was not. Just a bunch of fun.

If you could hit the ball, just keep running and all will work out. Defense was not an issue at this point. Of course, there were those kids who eventually slowed from a run and just walked to first base after getting a hit, and the defensive throws went awry.

Everyone slid home, even if it was completely unneeded.

Sunday, CASA, his buddy Jerry, and myself went to golf at PAAKO RIDGE. We have played there several times, it is a great nationally rated course. My golf sucked.

Today I left Casa and headed north, playing Cochiti again. Perfect day, much better golf.

Now I am still in New Mexico, but about ready to enter Colorado again.

Golf in Pagosa Springs?


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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:33 PM GMT on May 17, 2013
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4. Ylee
7:06 AM GMT on May 17, 2013
Never thought I'd see JoeA and T-ball in the same post! :' )
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3. cybersuze
2:08 PM GMT on May 15, 2013
CNN had an article on the volcanoes UK mentioned -- you are right on top of things!
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2. insideuk
1:03 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
Colorado seems to be finding favour in your affections lately. It will all end in tears.

Or the munchies. I read the news.


I see it will be 90f in Fargo, North Dakota today.

Films can give totally the wrong impression of a place. Suffice to say I think you may be safe to head north a bit now Joe, assuming you packed only flimsy cotton hot pants and a spandex boob tube for this latest trip?

Thought so.

I’d be willing to bet you snap the long handle off your toothbrush too. Only men can use their back pocket as a suitcase. Ladies know that pockets can ruin the line.

Of course he has his golf clubs to lug around.

Though he’s been on the road long enough now to have conveniently snapped a few handles off those too. Much better golf to be had that way, after all if you start on your knees you are already in position to say a quick prayer.


And now there are only 17 days of mega-vacation left.


Still.


That’s plenty time to find some more golf courses with very silly names.



Reports in Alaska say that the Pavlof volcano near Cold Bay is getting “very, very hot” and seismic instruments are signalling a possible imminent eruption. The aviation alert level has been raised.

Cleveland Volcano is also still spitting.

Flights to Unalaska may be halted.

Never mind eh?

The Dakota Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson beckons. It has 12 full scale dinosaurs on display you know. I want photos of your visit before you hand back the sodden rental at the Louisville HIRE-DRO-PLANE shop.
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1. dotmom
12:26 PM GMT on May 14, 2013
When you are "on the road" it ain't like home no matter what you are trying to do. :)
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With Dutch Harbor in the rear view window, I am camped out in Louisville, KY. looking for employment and a new chapter.

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