Since I'm single, I'm often asked if there are any single men out there fulltiming. From my experience so far, I would have to say very few. Most fulltimers seem to be couples of retirement age, but there are also many women who fulltime on their own. Some are divorced, some are widowed, and some prefer other women, but I've met very few men fulltiming by themselves. That was a surprise to me, since I assumed it was something that men would like to do. Does this mean that women are more adventurous than men? I'm beginning to think so, although I'm sure many men would like to argue this with me. But I didn't decide to do this to meet single men -- I'm just enjoying all of the nice people I've been meeting, whatever their age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. But I will say one thing: I've met a lot of fun, smart, independent and awesome women. So with three of these awesome women; Tami, Suzanne and Lisa, I made my way to Navajo Lake State Park. This is a very pretty place to camp, with numerous sites overlooking the lake. New Mexico has a great state park system and a great camping deal on their annual pass. From Navajo Lake State Park we took my car to see the pueblo ruins in Aztec and Chaco Canyon, both in New Mexico, and the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, Colorado. These places are excellent examples of the ancient architecture in our country. In America we don't have all of the really old architecture that Europe has, but we do have Native American ruins, and it's interesting to learn about the Native American cultures. No one seems to know why these pueblos and cliff dwellings were abandoned so long ago, which adds to the mystery.
The "stickers" as The Staff calls them, are actually called puncturevine. Tribulus terrestris L. to you border collies. They are quite uncomfortable, and did cast a shadow on the joy of my daily walks. As for wearing dog booties, I would rather be stuck in a cage with cats all day.