Chasing Each Other In The Winds of New Mexico

Dear Friends of Earnest Efforts -

Writing to you from the first annual Las Cruces Arts Fair at the brand new Convention Center in Las Cruces, NM, which is probably the friendliest spot in the SW. 

Earnest Efforts at the Las Cruces Arts Fair

Our Booth at Las Cruces Arts Fair

Las Cruces, NM new Convention Center

What a fabulous weekend we have had.  The people here and from surrounding areas greeted us with welcome arms and have created the most prosperous and enjoyable show we've ever had in the SW.  Even Myrtle could hardly wait to get to the show each morning.  She has been loved on by every artist and visitor to our booth and she even has her own name tag.  As a matter of fact, it's Sunday morning and we have had people stopping by our booth all morning to meet Myrtle the wonder dog!

Myrtle and her name tag

Gloria & David - Myrtle's Adoptive Grandparents

For those of you who visit the Eugene, Oregon Saturday Market, our home base, I thought you would enjoy a "howdy" from our friend Ted Muckerman who used to have a booth across from us at market.  He's now living in Tucson with Linda and still making his wood spatulas! 

While we're here in Las Cruces we are camping at the Leasburg Dam State Park which is just North of Las Cruces, NM.  We love it there.  The Youth Corp created cactus gardens with labels for the different varieties, and lined all of the trails with stones.  Every morning Myrtle and I get to go for a nice long hike.  Down below our campground is the Rio Grande. 

Rio Grande from the hiking trail
We also love our campsite here because it has a covered area with walls that allow us to sort of escape the crazy Spring winds of New Mexico. 

Another view of the Rio Grande
We weren't sure we would come back to the SW again next year, but after this lovely experience in Las Cruces this week, we are going to rethink our plans. 

Thank you New Mexico Friends!!!

Thank you all for visiting our blog.  Hope you enjoyed our pics and adventures and remember...
Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie Efforts

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