Roswell I came here to the Oscuro Hostel. Nice &
quiet. I'm sitting here under a tree in the back
yard. The sun has gone down and there's a cool
breeze. Right now I am the only hosteller here.
man who manages this hostel is Dirk Norris. He has 2 dogs, a
bunch of chickens (I know, "flock"), and a steer. My chore
tomorrow is to collect chicken eggs.
Dirk. I snapped his photo as soon as I arrived at the
hostel. He's doing laundry.
these days I'll learn how to lighten up these pictures.
The hostel is located 15 miles from the nearest town. No
neighbors in sight. Not a car to be heard. Silence!
Teager bringing me a stick to wrestle away from him.
collected 82 eggs that morning.
made bacon & eggs for breakfast. We ate at the little
round table outside. After breakfast, one of the hens walked
over to me. I picked her up and held her on my lap. She
didn't struggle to get down. So I asked Dirk, "Is that a sign
that she likes me?" He responded, "I think it's a sign that
you've got a pretty good grip on her."
My bed right next to the big, open windows. Pitch black
nights. Fantastic sunrises!
says, "Town Pool".
During my stay at the hostel, I took a day trip to the Three Rivers
Petroglyph site. There are over 21,000 prehistoric rock
not a good place to wear sandals and shorts (like I did).
There are signs along the path warning of rattlesnakes.
Later I drove to Carrizozo, NM to see the Valley of Fires.
That black stuff in the photo is lava that flowed 1500-2000 yrs.
ago. It covers 125 square miles.