William Heise County Park
I left Carlsbad at 11:00 AM and stopped at Dudley’s bakery in Santa Ysabel for some baked goodies.
Everything was half price, since they sold only the leftovers from the weekend.
At 12:45 I arrived at the park. My site was empty and I was able to set up the motorhome.
Doreen had a doctor appointment and will come tomorrow.
There were only two small RVs in the loop. I talked to the couple, who were parked near my site, for a while.
After 2:00 PM the rest of the Convair camping Club arrived.
At 4:30 PM we had Happy Hour and at 5:30 PM Dinner. We usually have heavy hors d’oeuvres on Mondays, but this time it turned out to be a regular dinner. The theme for this outing is Mexican, and there were three Mexican soups, Albondigas Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup and Chili Soup. For dessert there was flan and churros.
The weather is just fantastic, it was in the seventies during the day and cooled off at night.
Jon kept the campfire going and I still think he will burn down one of the parks in time to come.
William Heise Park survived the last large fire, but the hills around the park still have a lot of burned trees.
It would be a shame if those big, beautiful oak trees would be destroyed..
Early in the morning I went for a walk and saw a lot of wild turkeys. They are all over the place.
Doreen arrived at about 9:00 AM. The group left at 10:00 AM for a long hike.
We spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon reading and resting. The club meeting was at 4:00 PM, Happy Hour at 4:30 PM and dinner at 5:30 PM.
Dinner was another Mexican feast. There was a chicken enchilada casserole, burritos, tamales, refried beans and Mexican rice.
For dessert we had Mexican fruit cake. The whole meal was an invitation for indigestion, and Doreen and I were ready for Alka Seltzer, but the meal was worth the inconvenience.
Three couples had come to visit and stay for dinner.
Jon had another campfire going and we enjoyed the company of the group.
On my early walk I saw again a lot of turkeys and three deer. Two male turkeys were staring at each other and made a lot of noise, while their harems watched. The males of the species are not the smartest under the sun. They either dance around the females or fight.
For lunch we went to the Julian Drugstore. The have an old fashioned soda fountain. Doreen and I shared a mint, chocolate chip milkshake, something I have not had for many years.
We had another fantastic dinner and a good camp fire.
This was a fine outing. The weather was great.