Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico carpooled some 40 miles to Aguirre Springs Campgrounds in the Organ Mountains off of Highway 70 just before the pass going to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The fee is $5.00 per carload and we found a lovely campsite right away and began to unload everything.
Each person brought their own lunch plus goodies to share with everyone. In the meantime, Queen Ladybird (Carla Kerr) set up the Ladderball game and teams were formed to play this game. They started out with the ladders 25 feet apart as the rules called for, but it was quickly evident that it was going to be a long and boring game. Someone suggested that the ladders be moved closer together because we are Red Hatters and we can change or create our own rules according to what makes it work best for us. The game really took off after this change and it was delightfully enjoyed by everyone.
The 3rd Anniversary of the chapter registration was also celebrated (belatedly) with the help of a scrumptious cake created by Walmart.
Two new members were welcomed, Trudy Reese and Gail Swineford, who added so much to the #RHSSimplyFun day we had at Aguirre Springs Campground in the Organ Mountains of New Mexico. The surrounding views were breathtaking to say the least.
|L to R: Alice, Margie, Donna W. getting ready to throw the bolas towards the other ladder, Karen and Gail|
|Here you see the results of the first round|
|L to R: Trudy taking her turn, Karen and Gail|
|Here, you see an incoming bolas|
|Karen takes a turn|
|Donna W. not looking too happy with her result while Gail looks on|
|Trudy with her bolas in midair|
|Margie looks seriously determined as she tosses the bolas|
|Gail taking a turn with Karen and Donna W. looking on|
|Alice concentrating on getting the bolas to the other ladder|
|Karen watches while Donna W. tosses the bolas|
|This shot of Gail also shows how the bolas are set up for two teams|
|L to R: Trudy, Karen and Margie watching the final throw of the game|
|Game Over and time to eat. L to R: Gail, Alice and Margie|
|L to R: Donna W., Karen and Trudy enjoying the picnic and conversation|
|View from the Campsite back towards White Sands and Alamogordo, New Mexico|
|These Organ Mountain peaks are almost straight up from our campsite|
|These beautiful mountains need to be viewed in person to really appreciate their uniqueness|
|The highest elevation is almost 9000 feet and the campsite was at almost 6000 feet|
The winners of the first game received prizes and on the second game played after eating, the person who scored the most points individually won a prize and Karen Townsend chocked up 11 points to win. I do recommend placing the ladders closer together than 25 feet.
This is all I have to say for now.