On the way home from Tucumcari on Monday, we took the old gravel alignment of 66 from San Jon to Glenrio. Somewhere around Endee, I asked Ron to stop the car so I could jog a little bit. I ran just a couple of miles (I’m not acclimated to the arid climate or the altitude, so I was ready to stop and get something to drink after two miles), but it was a nice run.
I still need to Photoshop the images from my trip. I sorted them last night, but we went to the fair this evening, so I didn’t have time to finish editing them tonight. Maybe I can get to it tomorrow. The picture above is one Ron shot with his little point-and-shoot camera while I was running between Endee and Glenrio.
The fair was great. We watched the stock dog trials, as usual, and waited out a rain in the birthing center, where they have all kinds of baby animals and all kinds of mama animals that are about to have babies. They had a petting zoo set up, which was pretty cool. We also saw a lot of show animals, including goats and pigs, and I got to pet some Percherons. We tried this year’s new fair food, which was deep-fried mashed potatoes. They were OK but not as good as fried cheese or lemon shake-ups.
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I’ve never had fried mashed potatoes and can’t imagine what they would taste like.
You got some beautiful pictures on your trip. I can’t wait to see the animal ones. I’ve never seen stock dog trials either. I need to google and see if they have any in our area because I think my husband and I would enjoy it.
Unfortunately, I won’t have any pictures of the fair animals, as my camera is too expensive to take into a setting that potentially destructive unless I am planning to do nothing but take pictures and guard my photo equipment with my life.
I really need to invest a couple hundred bucks in a Power Shot or something similar that I can stick in my purse and carry into situations that are too messy/risky/rough-and-tumble/whatever to justify bringing a real camera. Ron inadvertently let the insurance lapse on my Rebel, so I’m trying to baby it until he gets that straightened out.