Tuesday, September 23, 2014

You Say, "Nothing Goes on in Alamogordo"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whew! Have finally slowed down long enough to relate events happening around Alamogordo, New Mexico. When I hear people say, "Nothing going on in Alamogordo", I immediately think they must be living in a cave in the nearby Sacramento Mountains.

Over Labor Day weekend, the Cottonwood Arts and Crafts Festival took place at Alameda Park here in Alamogordo. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend due to a medical incident on my part and I was disappointed to not be able to go. 

My husband Doug and I drove to Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 12, 2014 to be filmed in a commercial for the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, a suburb of Albuquerque. When we receive the DVD and still shots, you can bet you will be reading more about this right here. I believe it is scheduled to go state wide in November.  The medical staff at this hospital literally saved my life in March, 2014.

We returned to Alamogordo just in time to drive directly to the Rohovec Theater on the NMSU-A campus to be entertained by the Theater Guild Fundraiser play "Senior Moments" featuring 8 one-act plays written by 5 local playwrights. We were thoroughly entertained and they followed the old axiom on the last play "Leave 'em laughing" and they surely did just that. They had a silent auction in conjunction with the play and yours truly snagged a lovely framed copy of "Pink Wedding Jar" by G E Mullan,  Southwestern artist. This matinee also coincided with a get together with my New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society and we were well represented in our red and purple.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 I attended a meeting of Friends of the Library. We find ways to assist the library staff in their efforts to provide the best possible experience for people visiting the library. In conjunction with this, September 19 was "National Talk Like a Pirate Day" and several of us dressed like pirates and invaded the library. I made myself a pirate flag and took part in the treasure hunt in which one had to go to various sections of the library to find a listed book in which the clue for the next book was tucked. It was fun and helped people really get to know more about the library.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, I joined several other people at the White Sands Mall in Alamogordo to set up a table and register voters for the upcoming election on November 4, 2014. This was a successful event in that the whole group registered some 15 voters.  I had to leave to pick up Doug for us to go audition for possible roles in a play at NMSU-A Rohovec Theater called "Smoke on the Mountain". It is a musical comedy and we sang and read for the parts.  It was a fun experience. We returned on September 22, 2014 for further auditions. We await a call-back if we get cast.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 was a particularly busy weekend in Alamogordo and just too much going on to attend everything. We had the White Sands Balloon Invitational going on although no balloons landed or ascended from White Sands, but from the Ed Brabson Memorial Balloon Park, Alamogordo High School Soccer Field and Griggs Field in Alamogordo. We experienced intermittent rain and winds which hampered the balloonists somewhat, but between Saturday and Sunday we were able to view several in the sky. Also, the Tularosa Basin Wine and Music Festival was going on at the same time at Alameda Park.

Carla saying, "Arrrgh"

The Motley Crew at the Alamogordo Public Library

Ready to go do my civic duty registering voters

And you say, "Nothing goes on in Alamogordo".  If you open your eyes and look around,  you will be amazed at all there is to see and do in Alamogordo.

This is all I have to say for now.

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