Sunday, May 10, 2009
HOT TODAY. Woke up with my game face on. Got half of the NW container primed by noon...then there were too many UV rays pouring out of the sky. Showed Leon (my neighbor tent camping nearby) how to get to the swimming hole so he could cool off his dog. Dropped off a chunk of solar oven bread to my friend Hat...and cooked another cornish game hen this afternoon. Dropped it off to Leon as I was headed to dinner at Crusty Ken's. Great spread of vittles...cat fish, pork stew, grilled onions, and fried onions and potatoes. Attended by the Director of the Field Lab, CK, Dale, Grub Shack Betty, Mr. Fred, Connie the water lady from Terlingua, and two dogs - Scratch and Bo. Entertainment provided by CK's Time Life Collection of Grand Ol' Opry dvds playing on his computer in the outdoor dining hall. Came home at 8PM to find another major thunderstorm brewing. Had a long phone chat with my old Brooklyn buddy, Brigette who lives in Taos these days. Quite the lightning show out there (kind of scary but thanks to DSL and doppler radar I know exactly where the worst of it is) I think the rain is going to stay east of me again. Also had some 40 mph gusts tonight. Will be interesting to see how Leons tent encampment made out. Seems we have another chance of this happening tomorrow night.
Photos courtesy of the little Nikon Coolpix I picked up last trip to Alpine. I reckon I needed a spare digital camera to get me through till G9 comes home.