Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 16

As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park, which I’m doing here at Heron Lake.

July 4th was a happy day for me. Right after breakfast I went out for my morning photography session. Among the places I stopped was at the Rio Chama Trail Head. If you are a regular reader of my Blog, you’ll remember I stopped there a couple of weeks ago and could only look down at and take photos of the suspension bridge that crosses the river 600 feet below. Yesterday, I felt so good that I actually climbed down and back up the 600 feet…without any apparent adverse effects this morning. I’ll show you some of those photos soon.

The accident occurred on May 27th and for the first time last night, I had the best sleep since it happened. As a matter of fact, I slept so soundly I overslept my normal rising time of 5:00 AM by an hour.

I have now gone 24 hours without the popping in my chest, when I breathe in and out, that I have complained of every day since that time. A cough or sneeze is still accompanied by the poppings. Nonetheless, I feel like a new man!

Even with this good news, my right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. I remain taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. I realize that the healing process is not yet complete…but it sure feels good, both mentally and physically, to know it’s going in the right direction.

Here’s some more good news! Even though Heron Lake is at 7,200 feet of elevation, the hot temperatures that have been here since I arrived appear to be coming down, The high for today is forecasted to be only 78 degrees. Tomorrow’s temperature is forecasted to be 79 degrees. Hallelujah! We actually had a couple of hours of a heavy soaking rain during the night…the first time I’ve been near rain for quite a spell.

I feel so good after yesterday, that I decided to make today a real simple Blog entry..a sunset and a sunrise.

Here are the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The night before last, at 8:30 PM, I looked out of the bedroom window and the sky was a brilliant orange. The photo gives the impression that the trees are on fire…which thankfully they are not. It is tinder dry here and there are all sorts of fire restrictions in place….

At 6:00 AM yesterday morning, while doing my morning computer duties I looked out of the windshield of the motorhome and saw this pretty sight…

Enjoying lots of unusually beautiful sunsets and sunrises is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

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  1. Nice photographs!

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