Rest in Santa Rosa
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Getting up early and an hour time change had us arriving at
We had checked into White’s City RV park at the entrance to the park earlier, so we returned for an afternoon at the “water park” which is a great exaggeration for the 2 water slides, pool, and little pirate ship water structure. But the kids had fun with only one casualty: Jazy scraped her back on the slide resulting in what is probably 3rd degree burns in a few places (white skin), 2nd is a larger area, and scabbing in a couple more.
Then in the evening, we drove Ciao Baby back to the overlook at the top of the Caverns to work on school, the computers, fix dinner, and enjoy the view of the entire world- or so it looked to us. Having our home with us when we roam is most convenient! Then we hurried to the 7:30 pm bat program at the caves, enjoyed the anticipation of the thousands of bats alighting from the cave, and learned about bats from the Ranger’s entertaining talk. The stone amphitheatre at the opening to the cave was filled with viewers. Finally, we heard some pecking on the Ranger’s sound meter and around 8:20 pm, the bats emerged with about 50 bats at a time circling up counterclockwise as they gained altitude. We’d expected thousands of bats at once, but it was more of a gradual progression over about 20 minutes, with probably up to 100 bats in the air at a time.
Then we were up at 5 am and heading out toward Alamagordo to
Kate and Terry, Lazy Daze friends, are camp hosting at Santa Rosa NM State Park and we’d rather hang with them while the AC is fixed. Ned researched and called an auto repair place in
Today has been one week on the road.
The homeschooling has been a consistent effort. We’re not finding much value right now in the online portion of the K12, but Jazy and Charles are quite motivated and self-sufficient in planning their reading of textbooks and learning. We have little tech time and lots of reading time.
Kate’s walking over, so I’ll try to upload this real fast. She is so creative and I hope she’ll help me attach snaps to a failed Velcro cover up between cab and coach.