Thursday, November 17, 2016

Visiting Desert Haven

On Tuesday, Bob and I visited Desert Haven Animal Refuge in Williamsburg, NM, where we workamped last winter. We were welcomed with open arms by Eleana, Kevin, Larry, and the rest of the crew. On Tuesdays, all the volunteers and paid staff gather at Desert Haven for a big potluck mid-day meal, and we sure had a feast! These pot-lucks are a time to share and socialize, and are always fun.

Besides the two-legged friends, we had to catch up with the four-legged ones as well. Sadly, my little buddy, Jack is still waiting for his forever home. He has become much calmer since his exciteable kennel-mate, Foxxy, was adopted, but Jack still loves hugs and kisses and was very happy to see me.
We gave some money to help subsidize his adoption, and hopefully that will help induce someone to open their hearts and home to Jack. He will make a wonderful companion to someone willing to spend a little time teaching him how to live in a house.

I also visited the cats and had some great snuggles with them.
We will return for another visit, hopefully next spring.

Bob and I drove back to Las Cruces in time to walk around Old Mesilla with Chuck and Linda, right before sunset. I love the architecture in Las Cruces, especially in this area. I would have assumed, before we started traveling around, that homes in the southwest would be similar. Yet Las Cruces has a different style from Tucson, or Texas towns. Very interesting. Here are some of my favorite photos from our walk.
Wagon wheels embedded in an adobe wall

The Plaza shows off some autumn colors 

Shop with handwoven rugs and clothing..

We said goodbye on Wednesday to Chuck, Linda, and Tucker, who were heading home. Hopefully we will be able to meet up with them again in our travels! 

Today (Thursday) we head to Benson, AZ for a couple of weeks. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful ! Been 12 years since I have been there. Way to long.