Karma call


Several interesting adventures in this day, including a major karma call that ended up just fine (reminder to self: Priuses are pavement vehicles), but the ones I want to mention have to do with wildlife sightings at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Species sighted included snow geese (I think), many sandhill cranes (lacking hills of any sort down on the marshes of the Rio Grande), various ducks, hawks, and small birds, as well as a few (black tailed?) deer (okay, not in the park) and one dog-family creature we’re assured is a NM-sized coyote (much larger than those I know from the East).

Note: if you are in Albuquerque, you can’t do wrong dining at the Indigo Crow in Corrales, most especially if good friends join your table!


  1. kayak woman says:


  2. Sammy says:

    Yar; you know me/us well! There was a dry wash. It was sandy (duh). Thankfully, we had water with us, and angels arrived in three pickups and pushed us out, although we had almost dug ourselves out by then.

  3. kayak woman says:

    When we first bought the now-defunct jeep, we were two-tracking near Houghton Lake somewhere and we encountered an older couple (hmm, like our age now) in some kind of low-slung sedan completely stuck. The GG literally built a road with sticks and got them out.

    Our Honda Civic SI with the performance tires is not so great very far off pavement either. What *were* we thinking? 😉