Off to Silver City NM

Late in the week we need to make a supply run so we break camp and head to Silver City, north of here. The Chiweenie Brothers are excited to be on the move; they always think we are headed to the dog park. In this case they are correct; Silver City has a dog park. WOOF, WOOF! DSC_0026

As is my usual M.O. I look up addresses for: Dog parks, Walmarts, libraries, places to buy block ice, laundry if needed, ect., and plug them into my GPS before we head out. It is important to arrange our errands according to how early we get moving and how hot the day will be, because the boys’ comfort and safety always come first.
Attractions and sightseeing are left to chance depending, again, on the boys; are they welcome? Is it too warm to leave them for an hour or so? Shade? Can I park somewhere that doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic so they won’t be constantly barking and bothering people? Whether or not I go do something depends on the answers to those questions. I glance over at the two hooligans on the passenger side wiggling around and play fighting, bursting with excitement. Yeah, they’re worth it.
This morning I need to go to the library to schedule blog posts, download a couple of books from my library in South Dakota, and also download a few movies to my Kindle tablet.
I spot this as I circle the block to find appropriate parking. DSC_0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The library is a nice one and has a beautiful entrance and an interesting sculpture.

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All our errands complete The Chiweenie Brothers get to spend time at the dog park and then we head “home” to City of Rocks, stopping to photograph the flowers that are blooming along highway 180.

 

 

And some local history   DSC_0017

Heading up our driveway, we take the loop around the park.

DSC_0018I just love this place.

We can see far out into the valley or look up into the rocks with the summer blue sky and white drifting clouds above us. Or we can look at George Washington, The Egyptian, or The Lady. This rock profile seems to change depending on the time of day and the shadows that are cast. Which one do you see?

DSC_0018Profile Rock in City of Rocks SP

There are not a lot of people here and traffic is minimal so it’s nice and quiet. As with the two other parks we have been to here in New Mexico, Bottomless Lakes State Park two years ago, Rock Hound, and now City of Rocks, the park is clean and tidy.

Thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel. The Chiweenie Brothers and I hope you will continue to tag along on our summer adventure. Hugs, Shawna

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

4 thoughts on “Off to Silver City NM”

  1. Sounds like you have found a home in New Mexico as well as AZ..lol. The boys are so funny, the excitement and anticipation are priceless….The rock formation looked like Washington to me…Have a great week!

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      1. Hi Shawna, good to see your having fun with your travels and the brothers! I was up in Redding for the 4 th. of July this year. Had a nice time visiting some old friends and seeing the fireworks, hadn’t seen them up there since I was a kid. I don’t know how you do what you do by yourself, I was afraid to drive to Redding and back by myself. It’s been 3 yrs. since I left town. Your one independent confident women Shawna! Stay safe, Hugs Karen

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