Chipping Sparrow

Pictures: Couple shots of a Chipping Sparrow.



Moved: Today is the end of my two week stay in the State Park so I have move a little ways. Also I stop in the city and got the chores done while I was at it.

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Sparrow and Quail

Pictures: Chipping Sparrow and a Gambel’s Quail.

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Weather : It is very hot on some of the days now( Well, maybe I should say it is very hot to me in the RV), reaching up near 90. I am in high hopes that I can get all my VA(medical) stuff done soon! After I get done with the VA I can be on my way to cooler places. Still have no ideal where that might be …. but likely it will be north.

This Area and State Parks: I have enjoyed my stay in this area and it has been handy for me to get to the VA. There are 3 State Parks in a 20 mile radius, Caballo Lake, Percha Dam and Elephant Butte State parks, all of which you can switch between when you like.

I bought the annual State Park pass ( $100.00 for senior residents, $225.00 for most others) and with that I can stay in any NM State park free(no hookups) for two weeks at a time. Note: there are over 30 parks. If you want to hook up to Electric/water it cost you a whole $4.00 a day 🙂 Ain’t that great! Once you stay your two weeks you can leave for 6 days and come back and stay another two-week if you want and some folks spend the summer doing that. In this area there are three State Parks and you can rotate between them if you want to and that is what I have done. I have only stayed at two of them. I will likely spend the summer running around the State Parks, but I will go north when I can, to cooler places.

Friends: Well my friend Bruce will hit the road tomorrow headed east, good travels to you Bruce and be careful out on the big road!

So, I guess I will have some solo time. That is okay, I like friends and I like alone time too 🙂

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Bate and switch?

Verizon : Verizon is not giving me the discount that they said they would when I signed up for their data package. They did the first month but not this month, so I called in and the person I talked with took the ten dollars off my bill but did not acknowledge that the discount was on there and now I am wondering if they are eventually not going to give it to me? No matter, I will still keep the deal because I can’t beat it anywhere, however I will keep trying to save my $10 a month if I can.
It was odd how they did that discount. They offered it to many of the folks who first switched from Millenicom to Verizon but then stopped offering to the ones that switch later. I think now they are going to try not to honor it, and if they don’t I have no way to prove that they said they would give it to me. Maybe it’ll work out.

Workout Summary: I am not getting the good mileage I was last year 😦
WEEK OF 12/21/2014 – 12/27/2014
Workouts 5
Hours 4.76
Distance 14.86
Calories 1653

Exercise: Short walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.34mi, time: 49:21, pace: 21:06min/mi, speed: 2.84mi/h.

Pictures: Field Sparrow.
Sparrow, Field photo FSINSUN.jpg

Chipping Sparrow.
Sparrow, Chipping photo CSINL.jpg

Night folks