Right back where we started from!

Thursday, December 8

The morning air is chilly as the Perfect Tow Vehicle pulls the Best Little Trailer out of the boondock on Turtle Mountain Road, south of Needles, California.


The vents in the PTV’s dash shoot hot air on me in the driver’s seat and on Reggie in his doggie bed beside my seat.

“Gosh, it’s not even nine o’clock and we’re on the road,” I say to myself and Reg.

“We’ll be in Blythe well before noon.”

Traffic is light on Route 95 as I drive along with my mind on automatic pilot, until Reggie indicates he wants to stop.  I park the PTV at the next pull-out.

A sign across the road reads Blythe Intaglios.

“I’ve wanted to see that. We should go look.  Instead of driving up there, let’s walk.  We could use the exercise since we didn’t do much yesterday.”

p1150344-copy Reggie likes this idea!

We dart across the road and walk up the gravel lane.


“I think they’re on the other side of this hill, Reg.”


w1siziisinvwbg9hzhmvcgxhy2vfaw1hz2vzlzm1otyxm2m3odbkowu0mwi0ml9cbhl0agvjbnrhz2xpb3niltiuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilci5odb4pijdlfsiccisimnvbnzlcnqilcitcxvhbgl0esa5msatyxv0by1vcmllbnqixv0The intaglios are fenced in with chain-link to protect them from further damage from vehicles.

I don’t take photos because the drawings aren’t easily seen from the ground.  Aerial shots are much better.

Later while researching on the web I found this photo of one of the intaglios we see.  It was taken in 1932 before vehicle tracks marred the drawing.  The intaglios are huge!

To learn more about the Blythe Intaglios and to see photos of them, click this link:  jqjacobs.net

As Reggie and I stand near the fence, I take a photo of the BLT and PTV parked along the road below us.


Further beyond are the gold tamarisk trees and even further beyond, the Colorado River.

Gee, we only have about fifteen more miles to Blythe . . . .

At the north side of town, the PTV turns onto 4th street and rumbles steadily alongside an irrigation canal.

There are the Big Maria Mountains!


We cross another irrigation canal and I stop, bring down the window, and take a photo of a curious Reggie looking out.

Another Reggie classic for my collection . . .


All is familiar to me now . . . the green fields, the small houses with palm trees, the egret community . . . .


Soon we’re turning into Midland LTVA!

Not as many RVs as last year.  I remember that one . . . and that one . . . Oh, please, let our spot be empty! 

I drive across the sandy wash to the more remote section.

“No one is here!” I exclaim with delight.  “Reg!  We have it all to ourselves.  And there’s our ironwood tree.”


“Hello, Big Maria!” I say while climbing down from the driver’s seat.  “We’re back!”

I let Reggie out on his tether and we walk around the site, checking it over for any changes.

Hmm . . . What’s that under there?


“Hahaha! Reggie!  It’s Pink Piggy!  I can’t believe it’s still here . . . all these months, winds, shifting sand, grueling heat . . . . ”

I pick up the toy and hold it out for Reggie to sniff.

“Aww, poor Pink Piggy, I wondered what happened to you.  You’re in good shape, a little pale and tired-looking, but who wouldn’t be.”


I become aware of the warmth of the sun, shining brightly on us.

“Reggie, let me get you a drink and then I’m going to get into a tank top and short pants!”



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p1150356-copyA private camp at Midland Long Term Visitor Area, Blythe, California


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137 Responses to Right back where we started from!

  1. Kat and Cookie Dog in NYState says:

    Evening Sue and Reg!

    • Dawn in MI says:

      Merry Christmas to you and Lady Piper Rusty!

    • And it’s great to be back to the LTBLM camp and same great spot,, nice photos of the large primitive drawings and your famous Reggie in the passenger seat looking out the window and his reflection in the side mirror is so sweet,, have a pleasant week and stay safe and give Reggieman a huge hug from us, okay,,,,, Rusty n Piper 😎🐾

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Hi, Rusty,

        Feel free to come over here. You can camp for 2 or 3 days for free. I wish I’d known that when you came over here last year… Hugs to you and Piper, too. Have a wonderful week!

        • Sorry Sue, I’m unable to go down there for a visit, but thanks for the invite , I’d like to though,,, I have a new stove, a Gas One Duel Fuel coming from Amazon, I tried to join Prime to get free shipping, but it didn’t work, so I’m paying the shipping, but I bet I have the 30 day trial, going to call them tomorrow morning and try to get it fixed right, got it with my credit card and I’m also waiting for a replacement charger for my Droid Turbo 2 from Verizon, and soon I’ll be getting my teeth fixed when I go up after we get the home,,, watch out ladies, the smile is on its way,,,,,,,,😁

          • The order has been fixed Sue and will be arriving 5 days earlier this week and got the free shipping Via Prime, I hope they reward you, cause I had to go to a lot of Amazon folks to get it right, and told theme to fix their website,, what happened was there is a label button that says, you can get free 2 day shipping on the item if you join Prime now on your check out by clicking on it,, well when I made my order and clicked the tab , I didn’t get the free 2 day shipping and was on Prime, so now it’s fixed and the stove will arrive Wednesday the 14th,, now maybe I might be able to come visit,,,,😁🐾

    • rvsueandcrew says:


  2. Virginia620 (AL) says:


  3. Kat and Cookie Dog in NYState says:

    I can’t believe Pink Piggy was there waiting for your return to find her!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I think Pink Piggy was under the BLT and so I didn’t see her when we drove away. The wind blew her across the campsite where she was caught by a bush.

  4. Jan NH says:

    Can’t believe you found pink piggy! Great that you are in short and tank top weather again! Have fun!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jan,

      Around 10:30 in the morning I change to a tank top until about 4:00. I have capri length jeans that suit this weather perfectly.

  5. Wendy / Bribie Island Aus. says:

    Wow top 10?

  6. Dawn in MI says:

    This is such a cool place!!!

  7. Wendy / Bribie Island Aus. says:

    Finding pinky pig how amazing is that!!
    Nice that you have warm weather, summer here so only going to get hotter!
    I don’t think I have ever been this high in the chat count 🙂
    Travel safe you two.

  8. denimlady in DSM says:

    Love the Reggie pic, not to mention Pink Piggy! WOW! Who’d a thunk it!

  9. Marieta says:

    I bet Pink Piggy is so happy to have her family return to find her. Lucky Reggie. Cute story.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Marieta… I was so surprised. Every time I straightened up the PTV I looked for Pink Piggy. All that time she was holding our campsite for us!

  10. Pat from Mich. says:

    Thought I had a chance for first, lol. People are fast!

  11. Marilu in Northern California says:

    I love the photo of Reggie Man looking out the window with his reflection in the mirror and I’m envious of your need to get into shorts and a tank top. Enjoy your new camp. I’ll look forward to more photos and stories. I bet Pink Piggy is glad you returned for him. Don’t punish him too harshly Reggie. He’s probably had a rough year.

    • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

      Ha ha Marilu – love your comment “he’s probably had a rough year”! Haven’t we all!!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Poor Pink Piggy! Abandoned in the desert! No food or water! Scorching heat and brutal winds! Hi, Marilu… I hope you have a good evening…

  12. Val R. Lakefield On. says:

    Thanks for the links. Very interesting to learn about the intaglios.
    Reggie always looks so cute looking out the window. How exciting for him to find his toy waiting for his return.
    Envy you being able to wear shorts. It is snowing here right now.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The intaglios are more interesting when seen online or from the air. We saw the huge person drawing and the drawing of a horse? deer? camel? The ground surface is very hard on the mounds where they drew the pictures, looks like volcanic rock (dark). Curious why they would draw the figures so large….

      Are you spending the winter in Ontario? Forgive me if you already told me….

  13. cat Lady says:

    Hi Sue

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cat Lady! How ya’ been?

      • Cat Lady says:

        Still stuck here in Central City, La. I’m hoping I can get on the road shortly after the New Year festivities. Fingers Xd. I follow you and Reggie faithfully just not posting much. Hi to Rusty and Lady P. Hopefully they can get new digs early next year. Take care.

  14. rhodium says:

    That outfit sounds pretty good as we watch the snow fall in northern NJ. We picked up a sweet sato from a rescue organization at Newark Airport yesterday and she is slowly getting used to a new life. We see such a change in just 24 hours! By next week we should be back in the trailer and also attempting further grandson observations (they seem to get skittish when they become teenagers). Thanks for showing the intaglios. The most amazing thing I ever saw were prehistoric cave paintings in France and the Native American pictographs and related art always gives me shivers.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, rhodium,

      I never heard the word “sato” until recently. I looked up the definition and found “sato: a Puerto Rican slang term for a mixed breed dog.” So I guess it’s a synonym for mutt, although sato sounds nicer. How good of you to take her home with you. It’s too cold for a dog to be wandering around!

      • rhodium says:

        I’m told sato has the literal meaning of little gangster. There are several organizations that bring satos from Puerto Rico to the mainland (from places like Dead Dog Beach, a literal description). The people involved seem to me to be Mother Teresas for dogs. I have met a few personally and they deserve all the good the world can give.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          No doubt that they do, rhodium.

        • Cinandjules says:

          I’ve never heard of “sato” either. Just finished reading several articles on dead dog beach. A sad situation but thankfully some make it to the mainland and find their fur ever home!
          So what is your little girl’s name? Best wishes with her…a visible change noticeable! Yay!

          On a side note…I can say my first (and last) visit to PR lasted about 15 minutes. Had I known about “the beach”
          I would have stayed on the ship. Pretty sure the 2k other women of Olivia would have did the same.

          • Casitagirl in NY says:

            Our dog is a rescue from Puerto Rico also. The organization Pets Alive picked her up (along with others) for their no-kill shelters in the Catskills and Westchester County NY. We tell her she doesn’t know how lucky she is! But she certainly has some “issues” with trusting humans.

  15. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Sue, isn’t it interesting that even for someone who has your wanderlust, there are certain spots that just seem to cry out “home”? For you, it’s a favorite private camping spot with a stunning view, entertaining birds, wandering animals, the proximity of water, and often, a memory of a past visit. Love that Pink Piggy was waiting for you and Reggie!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      That’s very true, Cynthia, about certain places being “home.” As much as I enjoyed Colorado, I didn’t feel at home there at all. Raised in northern NY and here I am, a woman claimed by the Southwest… How about you?

      Pink Piggy is presently in a place of honor… beside Reggie in his doggie bed. They’re snuggled together for the night!

      • Cynthia from San Clemente says:

        I love the ocean, with it’s moodiness and ever-changing sights and sounds. I’m not as enamored of the desert as you are. I do see the beauty in early desert sunrises and stunning sunsets over the mountains, but for the majority of the day it’s too monotone and warm for me. I like making a “home” at home and when we are traveling in the motorhome. DH laughs at me because even when we set up camp, I’m putting blankets over the backs of chairs, scattering candles around, and looking for local greens and flowers to put in a mason jar on the table.

  16. June Hitchcock says:

    What a lucky find. How wonderful to be in shorts and tank tops again.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      So true, June! I let the sun cook my bones for a while… Gotta’ get the chill out! What part of the country are you in?

  17. Geri says:

    I really enjoyed this post! I have never heard of the intaglios so teacher, you have taught me something new! I know about the Nazca lines, and I stay amazed with petroglyphs! Every time Chuck and I were in a few miles of them I would beg and plead to be able to go see them! Have you ever watched the History Channel and their show Ancient Aliens ??? One of my fav shows. They have all sorts of theories about all of this. They are in every Friday.
    Pink Piggy waited a long time for Reggie to return! Just throw her in the washer and she will be as good as new… well maybe a bit faded… but still willing to play and entertain Reggie. You should make a calendar of Reggie at the window! I love those photos! Grin! What a character he is. Gotta love him!
    Check your email for Santa! Give Reggie a big hug from us! Hope you stay here awhile!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Geri,

      I know you love seeing petroglyphs. I thought of you when we were at the intaglios… Gee, Geri would love to be here! 🙂

      I did get the photos! Hey, Everybody…. Chuck played Santa recently in the little fishing village where he and Geri live. He arrived for the parade sitting in a fishing boat on wheels, all decked out in a Santa suit and with his REAL long, white beard. Geri sent me some photos of the event… The line for meeting Santa went on and on and on…

      Thanks for sending them, Geri. Tell Chuck I’d like a new refrigerator for Christmas. I’ve been good. Really. 🙂 And Reggie wants a puppy.

      • Geri says:

        Now now now, you know better than that. If you really really want something from Santa, you must sit in his lap and tell him yourself! LOL! But I will have him tell you himself when he wakes up!

  18. Joyce sutton says:

    Well I think that even mentioning shorts and tank top is rubbing it in. Lol

  19. Cinandjules (da zone) says:

    How cute! Long lost friend…reunited!
    Short pants and a tank! Ah warmer weather and the place to yourself!

  20. Linda Sand (Minnesota) says:

    I love the idea that Pink Piggy saved your site for you.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Haha! I think we still hold onto the childhood wish that are toys could do nice things for us while we aren’t looking. 🙂

  21. Kevin in CO says:

    Familiar place to be, I tend to gravitate to familiar places. If you are up for a field trip, the sand hill cranes and ducks at Cibola are entertaining. We stopped in there last winter and enjoyed the visit.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Kevin…

      Good idea! We were in that area one time a few years ago, on the west side of the Colorado…

  22. AZ Jim says:

    Amazing! Pink piggy waited all this time for you to return. Like old home week for you isn’t it? I cannot find words for the people who damage or completely destroy the treasures of our past. Thoughtless. Well, this is cool and like you said “right back where you started from”. That’s apropos. Enjoy the stay you two….

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Jim. How are you doing with that cast? And have you had the MRI on your lung yet? Don’t mean to be nosy… Well, yes, I do mean to be nosy. Missy wants to know! 🙂

      • AZ Jim says:

        Well, I am using just a brace support now for the torn tendon and we already talked about the lung report, remember? We talked about the lung issue on the post of the 7th. I go for another scan in 3 months. It’ll be fine. Ok Missy? 🙂

        • AZ Jim says:

          PS THAT is a good and caring kind of nosy. It is why we all come here.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I remember your previous comment but didn’t remember how long you have to wait for the scan. Thanks for replying. Aww… I’m glad you’re here, Jim.

  23. Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

    and once again a great report from my friend Sue….
    back from vegas where I will never go again…….HA
    I guess I got to old to be around those crowds….but
    mama missed me big time while I was gone so it was
    not for naught…..
    chuck and pookie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      chuck! You’re back! You were missed here, too!

      Well, even if your Vegas trip wasn’t as great as you hoped, it’s good to go away once in a while, if only for the welcome home. 🙂

  24. The intaglios are fascinating! How fun to find Pink Piggy patiently waiting for your return 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Linda,

      Little things like finding Pink Piggy do add fun to life. Like I mentioned to chuck (and pookie), it’s good to go away for the welcome when you return, even if it’s a welcome from a faded Pink Piggy toy. Ha!

  25. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    Hi Sue,
    This was a happy post, finding Pink Piggy, seeing sweet Reggie looking out the window as curious as ever, wearing tank tops and shorts/capris. Sorry I haven’t commented in a while, but have been reading every post.
    Working too much and stressing out, so I decided to pass off some of the work duties. Effective January 1, I will have dropped 1/3 of my work load. Hoorah!! A little less pay, but the toll is not worth it.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Barbara…. Missed you! I’m happy you’ve been reading every post… Take care of yourself, eat right and get the sleep you need. We want you healthy for the new year!

      • Barbara (Nashville) says:

        Will do.
        Just got good follow-up reports from my doctor. All blood work is in order and even got my blood pressure medication reduced by 75%. Yeah!!!!

  26. Dave Spain says:

    I normally find your blog on HitchItch but have not seen you there for last couple of weeks but you showed up on a google search quite easily. I love your observations, pictures , Reggie and your writing. Thanks for including us all in your travels.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Dave!

      Thank you for alerting me to our absence on Hitchitch. I don’t think it was intentional — I’ll look into it today. Thanks also for loving my blog!

  27. Sharon in MO says:

    Warm weather–how nice! It is freezing here in MO. But that is okay, because my grandchildren came over today to bake and decorate Christmas cookies–always a fun time.
    What a surprise that you found Pink Piggy! I’m sure Reggie will have fun with Piggy again.

  28. Donna n Girls says:

    “Open up your Golden Gate….” how wonderful to find Pink Piggy. Stay warm, give Reg a hug from the girls and me.

  29. Rick & Brock the dog, WA says:

    Hi Sue,
    Thank you for the Fiamma awning website. I went with the manual awning option on my trailer. Very glad to read that you had not problems with your manual awning.

    Meanwhile, it’s good to see you and Reggie back in the Blythe area. Super glad you found Pink Piggy. I bet it was a wonderful reunion! Safe travels!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I don’t use my awning a lot, but when I need it, I’m very glad I have it. You will be, too. I wish you many comfortable moments in the shade!

  30. Bet Pink Piggy was so happy to see you!
    Question: if I have items in my Amazon cart, having visited there from usually my dot com link, if I come here,to go there, will you then get credit for,everything I complete the order on that purchase time? Hope I’m making sense.
    Have a great day and week. We are headed into a rainy week. Nice but annoying when one is trying to find a dry window during which to purchase, haul home, and get into the living room a nice tree!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Velda,

      No, I only get credit when a person uses a link or an ad on my blog to go to Amazon to shop.

      In other words, the shopping must originate from here. Thanks for asking!

      • That is what I was asking. If stuff is in my cart from a previous visit from elsewhere and I go through your link to complete order, does it give you credit? That would be using your entrance yes?

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          It doesn’t work that way because the commission is giving me credit for bringing you to Amazon to shop. Therefore, if you enter from a non-RVSue portal, it doesn’t matter what you do after that, I won’t get credit. Think of it as a go-shopping credit (not a buying-credit).

          To use your question to answer: “If stuff is in my cart from a previous visit from elsewhere and I go through your link to complete order, does it give you credit?” No, it doesn’t give me credit.

  31. MB from VA says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post! First of all, a new place for my list of things to see out there. And proof that even with a vagabond life there is still a since of “coming home”…..home may just be in a lot of different places. I love the drive across interstate 40. I get on in TN and go all the way to Flagstaff….then usually 89 north to Yellowstone. There are places between here and Yellowstone that make my heart leap when I see them! I have often wondered how a place you have never “lived/owned” can feel like home. But it can. And Pink Pig waiting for you was just like icing on the cake! Have a wonderful day! Love from a cold and rainy VA. MB, Wyndy and Bella

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Your comment has me wondering about what makes a place a home. You’re right, MB. “Home” isn’t reliant upon ownership. It’s a state of mind, a collection of memories and associations, and other forces beyond our ability to measure or explain.

      I think “home” means security, too. I like camping at Midland because I feel protected from gawkers, and everything I want and need is available.

      I hope you will visit those places, the ones you describe “that make my heart leap when I see them.”

      You, Wyndy and Bella, enjoy this day… warm and dry!

      • MB from VA says:

        For me, “home” is a sense of belonging. Sometimes, the reasons are obvious. But sometimes, there’s just a deep connection to a place that cannot be explained…..and I don’t even want to try. 🙂 And I do look forward to going back to some of those places and not having to hurry on my way. Still trying to “figure stuff out”. But I will get there. I can’t imagine it any other way.

  32. ApplegirlNY says:

    Shorts and a tank top – Yippee! I’m very jealous. Arctic blast here.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The weather report for the Northeast gave me a chill! I bet you are well prepared for whatever weather comes your way…

  33. Diann in MT says:

    Happy Times! Pink Piggy knew you would return. Just patiently waiting for Sue and Reg to come around again. I am SO glad your place in the desert was waiting for you, too. Yes. It is truly where you are supposed to be for a while, Sue.
    The Reggie photo is wonderful also. I would entitle it “Homecoming”.
    Keep safe and warm, Sue.

  34. RVBrucrew - NW IN says:

    Love the picture of Reg looking out the window. Great shot of all things beautiful- mountains, water, grass, PTV & PLT and of course the little man! Love how you also captured him in the mirror. We have had several inches of snow here in NW IN but are staying nice and toasty in our motor home. Looking forward to when we will travel full time.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      I imagine it is very cozy in your motorhome as you look out the window at a snowy world. You’re going to remember these days when, in the future, you are wintering in warmth, wearing tank tops and short pants. 🙂

  35. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I did not know that we had Intaglios in this country. I thought they were all in south
    America. I will have to look them up when I get a minute. I like were you are now. I enjoyed you last time there. I have thought about spending the winter in a LTVA at some point when I retire. Wish I was where it is warm today. It isn’t too bad here today. It is in the mid 50’s this morning and raining. So glad Pink Piggy showed back up. Reggie will feel like it is a new toy. Be safe.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Jean!

      Yes, click on my links and read about the intaglios. Very interesting…

      When you’re retired and on the road and you want to try an LTVA, you don’t have to sign up and pay $180 for six months. You can stay for a couple days for free or pay for 2 weeks ($40). You probably know this already. (Maybe another reader doesn’t.)

      I know that feeling of wishing it were warmer. You probably enjoy being outside a lot like I do. When we’re in a cold place I have to wash dishes and bathe inside. Quite a hardship! Ha!

      You be safe, too… 🙂

  36. Renee Galligher - Idaho says:

    Sue, you are such a good Reggie Mom. The manner in which you talk to him is so sweet. He doesn’t understand your words, at least not all, but he does the tone. His emotional intelligence is probably way off the chart or at least more so than some of us!
    And Pink Piggy – waiting there all those months for you with such a smile to greet you.

    The information you provided on the Intaglios was fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Renee. I hope your day is looking good!

      What you say about Reggie and my words is true. I do think our dogs understand more vocabulary than we give them credit. Not all my rambling though… Ha! My “conversations” with Reg benefit me more than him!

  37. Marcia GB in MA says:

    Pink Piggy waited for you to come back! That’s loyalty 😉

  38. Retiredcajunlady 'N Louisiana says:

    Wonderful post, Sue! What a wonderful surprise to find Pink Piggy!! I hope you and Reggie have a great time in your new/old spot. Take care.

  39. Barb from Hoquiam! says:

    OMGosh Piggy Lives!!

    What a sweet thing to find! Gosh that is cool.
    Glad all is well Miss Sue!

    Hugs from Hoquiam!

  40. Pam and Maya, still in NY says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie! I haven’t posted recently so I just thought I would say hello!

  41. Susan in south central WA says:

    Always love the Reggie in the mirror photos! So did Reg greet Pink Piggie like a long lost friend or a new toy to be tortured?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Well, somewhere in between. 🙂 Poor Pink Piggy has a lot of competition now — Blue Monkey, Your Baby, Duck L’Orange and others, the latter group presently recovering in ICU….

  42. Karen LeMoine says:

    Sue is this an announcement that our Reg is getting a pup for Christmas? Exciting news!!! He’s been a very good boy as always. Male or female?

  43. AZ Jim says:

    BLOGORINOS! I have made a discovery that probably shows how behind times I am. I have fallen in love with a wine. Carlo Rossi Sangria. It is a fruity little red wine. Over many years I have tired many wines. Detta brought home a bottle (1.5 liters) of this wine a few weeks ago. I tried it, and I am in love. If you are like me and not a “expert” on wine you could just miss this little treat. It is a deep burgundy, it is fruity and it is sweet. It conjures up visions of hillside vineyards in Spain. This is not a commercial, I receive no financial compensation for sharing this but if you have a wine glass, a store nearby that has Carlos Rossi Sangria (it’s the only wine I am speaking of, they have many types), do yourself and me a favor and get a bottle and see if I am right. I have one with dinner and one later before bed, I sleep like a log.
    Missy, as always you have my permission to delete this if you need to. Jim
    Remember it is a sweet wine….If I am out of line with this I apologize but I get excited when I make a delightful personal discovery…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Ooh, I haven’t had sangria in ages! Years ago we used to go to a steak house where they brought out a big pitcher of sangria and it tasted so good… Thanks for sharing your “delightful personal discovery.” I may pick up a bottle… when I have refrigeration again!

      Enjoy! Sometimes a glass of wine is just what one needs to relax and sleep well…

  44. weather says:

    Sue I’ve written a few comments about this post and then back spaced all the letters out and tried again. At the moment I can’t seem to express myself without including far more blatant references to my faith than what we both consider appropriate here . So-o, short n’ sweet will have to do.

    Thanks for including those photos of the intaglios. I find that subject fascinating. How nice for you and Reggie to have found your spot empty and Pink Piggy waiting for you, too! It’s delightful that you arrived there on a sunny warm day. I’m ever so happy for you, both 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      weather… I owe you and my readers an apology for one of the links I posted about intaglios. I should have looked more carefully at the ads and pages at that site. I’m sorry. I removed the link. Your comment alerted me and I thank you for that!

      • weather says:

        Whatever was potentially offensive there must have been something I scrolled past, ignored, or deleted if it popped up because I honestly only vaguely remember the page being “busy”.I did manage to see what you meant us to when you posted the link. The internet is full of sites where one can’t anticipate everything that will show up there so I’ve developed a habit of just focusing on what I’m there looking for. So for me ,at least, no apology was necessary. Have a good night, I’m about ready to tuck in.

      • Marilyn in Dania Beach says:


        Reading your last post reminded me of a situation while I was teaching with a fifth grade student. He accidentally typed .org instead of .gov in the address box and up popped a porno site. That was 20 years ago prior to the schools blocking sites. He was beside himself when he called me over. Needless to say we were all embarrassed.

        Back to Pink Piggy. haha

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          You were fortunate you didn’t have the administration and the parents railing against you for showing porn in the classroom. Well, like you say, it was 20 years ago, and teachers weren’t attacked the way they are these days. I’m glad it’s a funny memory for you. Ha! I’m sure that boy who is a man now still remembers that!

  45. Elizabeth in WA says:

    WOW…pink piggie survived all that, Sue!! Amazing to find anything you lost this much later!! We once had some kind of little stuffed toy for one of our dogs and that silly dog decided it was her baby and would not let us come near her when carrying that thing around…we had to get rid of it because we were worried she might bite someone!! She never acted like that with any other toy or in any other situation…you wonder what goes on in those little heads sometimes!! Hope you are warmer than we are…tis getting more chilly this week and maybe more snow!! YIKES!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Elizabeth,

      Interesting about your dog and the toy she protected. Maternal instinct in overdrive perhaps?

      Yes, we are warmer here. The weather people say it is in the 60s when it feels like the 70s. I hope you stay warm and cozy in beautiful Washington…

  46. chas anderson says:

    Learned two new words today.Sato and intaglio .Still like “mutt” the best.
    Every once in a while Eddie turns up a toy that Juice hid around the house somewhere over a year ago.Makes me smile and tear up at the same time.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Oh, chas…. Dagger to the heart. You must miss Juice terribly. You two went through a lot together.

  47. Tammie Villanueva says:

    Hello Sue an Reggie

  48. Oh if only Piggie could tell you the stories she’s seen since you left!! We have yet to visit the Intaglios, but hope to catch them next year. I was just talking with someone last night about Midland……small world. Enjoy!!

  49. Debby says:

    Reggie is so cute.
    Senior National Park passes will be going up in costs as per Escapees. I will be purchasing one this week. They need to put an alert on their site.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Debby,

      If you mean the national park service website, I think they aren’t giving any warning in order to avoid a rush on their offices and also to make more money. Just a guess. Good for you, getting your pass at the lower price!

  50. Pamelab in Houston says:

    Hi, Sue and crew –
    Just read about the intaglios through the link you provided. I didn’t realize we had anything like that in the U.S. It’s our own Nazca Lines, like Peru’s.
    Surprised you found Pink Piggy. I was pet sitting for three cats, a kitten, and a dog this past weekend and told the owner about Duck L’Orange and Bite Me. They have a Pink Monkey. A good time was had by all – including me.
    Thank you for you blog. It is an inspiration to me.
    Pamelab in Houston for now

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Pamelab. I’m glad you read about the intaglios… Our country seems to have everything! 🙂

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