Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New plans

For months I've been saving the month of May for a visit from my Niece and her family, who are coming from Germany.  They originally had said that they wanted to come to a camping area which had a playground and a lake or river so that her young children would be entertained.  She said that she would like to stay in one place rather than be on the move (also due to the children).  So I was thinking that this would be the format of our visit! ( They said that they would be  bringing a big tent for their family and would have a rental car.
Superintendent Ranger Andrew Armendariz

I told my state park ranger that I was not available to volunteer till June 1 due to my niece's visit.  He was very understanding and agreeable.

NOW, I have received a copy of their itinerary and it is all totally different from what they had said.  They are renting a motorhome and driving all over from San Francisco, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Northern New Mexico, on their way to Denver (they will fly back to Germany from Denver).
Itinerary from my niece!

The itinerary looks to me that it will be a breathless time on the road, and in order to spend a bit of time with them, I will try to catch up with them in Gallup NM or at Meteor Crater , AZ, and travel around with them for about 5 days while they are in the general area.  They want to go the Meteor crater, petrified forest, Mesa Verde, Aztec ruins, Santa Fe, Orilla Verde and Taos, and then on to Denver!  I believe it's going to be exhausting for us all, but of course they are going to be a lot younger and more energy filled than I am.

I am feeling a bit unsettled by the change in plans, so I contacted the ranger at Bluewater state park, and he said that I was welcome to come the first part of may and then leave when my niece comes and return after they leave.  I liked that and so I will go to Bluewater lake state park in early May.

After thinking about it for another few hours, I decided to contact my "boss" in Santa Fe to see if she needed some volunteer help in her office for a couple of weeks before May.  She said"Yes, Yes, Yes!"  So I am going to Santa Fe this weekend and will volunteer at the office in Santa Fe till early May.

18 comments:

  1. Best to be flexible where relatives are concerned, I guess. ;)

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    1. Flexibiily is important in all of life!

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  2. Well..darn if those Kids have so much energy and can flip a plan on a dime. Sure hope you have fun!

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    1. We will have fun in spite of the time crunch!

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  3. That is definitely a major change in plans. There is no way we could keep up with that itinerary. I'm tired just reading about it. Glad your other plans are falling into place for you.

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    1. I will enjoy the time that we have and make the bet of it all!

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  4. Crikey Hazel ..... That's some change of plans, aye?? That's the young ones for you. Looks like you're coping with the planning so far!! It'll be exhausting but I'm sure it will be worth it!!

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  5. Sounds like despite the changes from your niece, you have got your end sorted.

    Hope you have a lovely time.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Sue, Polly & Honey

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  6. Wow! You'll definitely be busy but hopefully have a nice visit with the family.

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    1. Kat, they are lovely and loving people, and I am glad to know them!

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  7. I'm sure you will have a lovely time..but that is a crazy schedule!! I'm known for 'planning vacations to the hour' but this is even much for me! ;-) But I'm sure they will have a great time and you will too!!

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    1. I will do as much as I can and make the best of it!

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  8. I wonder if they realize that you travel slower in a motor home. They are going to be exhausted.

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    1. They've travelled with me in my motorhome before and should know but I wonder if they remember!

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  9. Sometimes it feels like plans go from Plan A all the way through Plan Z, but, they always work out in the end. So happy your volunteer bosses were able to work with you. It may be an exhausting trip but family time is worth it. Have a great time. How is the quilt coming along?

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    1. Thanks Paula! Quilt news in a few days!

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