Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pagosa Springs, Co

Hi folks, Oscar here. Pete's been too much of a slug lately to get out a post of our travels so I thought I'd catch up with them. He claims the construction of a carport for the Wonder Egg and window replacements in our home have deterred him from this task ... all I can say is "HE'S A WIMP!"

So anyway, that cool picture above is from the "Evening Illumination" of hot air balloons at Pagosa Springs this fall. Even the moon cooperated and made it into the photo ... coooool.

We met a bunch of great folks at the Pagosa Springs rally. It was a nice time meeting others who travel across the country alone in their travel trailers. What a fine group of people! I enjoyed meeting their furkids and doing the "sniff test" to see if I'd met them before.

The Wonder Egg found a nice spot to settle into during the rally.

I especially enjoyed the time down in the meadow chasing my pals. Above, you can see me on the fly as I'm chasing Foxy who thinks he can get away from "Super Dog!"

Look at the surprise in his eyes as I overtake him and cut off his path. HA HA!

Down in the meadow, Jim had a great setup for his Casita. Green lawn, beautiful spruce trees. blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds, all next to a mountain stream. Rough life, Jim!

There were lots of cool things for folks to do at Pagosa Springs. Old style locomotive rides were a huge winner. Pete chose to take the time to get his out his kayak on the local lake and go fishing.

Not being much for fishing, I hung back in the Wonder Egg and napped along with "Flat Weezul" to the sounds of a rushing stream.

The Wonder Egg felt right at home next door to a 1963 Avalair.

As evening came, retro music would emanate from the silver palace, drawing me, inexorably, towards it's door. I knocked and met our neighbors, Rob and Lori, who I partied down with while "Pete-the-slug" stayed in the Wonder Egg watching a documentary on "5000 Years of Chinese History" . . . What a loser!

Here are a couple more pictures from the balloon activities around Pagosa Springs this year.

Hope you enjoyed my blog, sorry "Pete-the slug" has been so slow posting this time. I'll try to get him to do better. Wish me luck . . . LOL!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Oscar! Good to hear about your latest trip. Be sure to tell Pete that my pack said hello. Your fur buddy, Isabella the Italian Greyhound

Trisha said...

bark, bark a yip, grrrr, roof, roof, roof. I know YOU need no translation, but this is for the "slug". "Beautiful scenery, love the blue spruce trees. Say, did you pick out your Christmas tree? Mom took Eddie to a "TREE PEE" and whatever tree he decided was his he "marked" and she got to keep it! He is a bit better at marking than at picking however..... :-(" Merry Christmas from Muneca, Sister and Eddie

Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

WOW I spent most of the day reading your great blog Oscar. I have enjoyed it immensely and will be referencing it in my blog tonight. Have fun.

Ben in Texas said...

Just discovered your blog this morning , thanks to a tip form Barney (The Old Fat Man) . Nice good pictures of the area.
I used to know it well. I flew a hot air balloon back in the early 80's and I fondly remember the event at Pagosa Springs.
Glad to see it is still alive and well.
As I remember back then there was also a hang glider event at the same time. Are they still there?

LOVE your Casita. I've been planning on one since I toured the plant this past spring. Just haven't pulled the trigger on one yet.

Stay well, and warm.

Anonymous said...

It's about time you got that so called driver of yours moving! I hope to see you New Year's Eve in Brazos Bend! Of course I am already wearing my "Go ahead and put me on the naughty list" Xmas sweater so right now I'm not real happy with my human mom. =) Jango

Oscar said...

To Muneca, Sister & Eddie...Merry Christmas! Stay warm and dry up there in the great northwest!!

To Jango... sorry about the embarrassing sweater. Humans can be so dorky at times. I hope Pete doesn't read this or I'll wind up wearing fake antlers...ugh! See you at Brazos Bend for New Years!

mountainborn said...

Hey, you guys !Here is a link to Pete's photo taken during the 2011 jugfest at lake Greeson.
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