Wildlife, Sewing, Cooking

animals, Baking/cooking, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

Other than seeing deer in Mesa Verde and antelope from a distance we hadn’t seen much wildlife – Finally some wildlife were spotted!  We went to the Colorado National Monument today (Oct. 1st) and saw 10 Bighorn sheep.  I’m afraid I didn’t get really great photos of them up on their mountain sides but I did get some.






And I spotted a lizard that looks a lot like the kind and size of the ones that we have at home.


Back to the camper in the afternoon and I got my Wagon’s West sewing box out and actually sewed for awhile – it was so hot outside – too hot to sit out.  I do plan to leave my box in a spot where I can get to it more easily and maybe I will work on it more – I had been storing it in a cupboard where I have things in front of it and have to move things to get it out.


I have not been cooking outside while here at the KOA campground that we are at – all of the campers are close together, little privacy, and it is just too hot!  I have an electric skillet that I use a lot instead of using the propane stove in the camper – mainly right now because we have been low on propane and plan to get it in the morning when we leave here – I do a lot of one dish meals when we travel – just plan easier to do than getting out a lot of pans and trying to make a big meal in a small space.  I do not have a name for this recipe – I saw a recipe on line from an Italian sight and didn’t remember it exactly but I thought I remembered it close enough  –  I had some potatoes to use up and some other things.


I had some Italian sausage that I browned, added a half of a red pepper chopped, 4 sliced potatoes, when it was browning I added a half bag of green beans and a little water, put the lid on and steamed it a little as the instructions had said.  Then when the potatoes are about done add about a half tube of tomato paste, one small jar alfredo sauce, a little salt and pepper and a teaspoon of dried herbs and just get the sauce warmed up and serve.  It was pretty good.  I didn’t have salad ingredients but you could serve it with that if you wanted to.


We are now on to Utah – Mike has some work that he needs to get done with that he brought along from home  and needs Wi-Fi so we will be staying at another KOA or two for the next week so he can get that done in between seeing the sights – the National Parks just do not have good service usually for that.  I’m not sure how crowded the campgrounds will be that we will be at and I hope to get in some cooking outside – most have a grill at the spots so we will see and depends on what the weather is also.  While Mike gets his work done on the computer I should be able to actually get some sewing done – maybe outside even if it isn’t windy and enjoy the air.

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8 comments… add one
  • Marianne Oct 6, 2015

    We visited Grand Junction a few years ago and were told that it never got below 35 in winter or above 75 in summer. People said it was ideal. Ha! Guess they were just in “sales.” We do like that part of the state and will have to go out around Mesa sometime. I love the Colo. Natl. Monument and Palisades area. It is nice to see those bighorns, isn’t it?
    Thanks for taking me along on your trip – living vicariously!

  • Kathy Oct 6, 2015

    Lucky you! I think your photos of the bighorn sheep turned out very well. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park a few years back, and I really wanted to see some bighorn sheep, but all we saw were elk … a whole lot of elk, all hanging around in Estes. We also saw some chipmunks. 😉
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  • audrey Oct 6, 2015

    We have a herd of the bighorn sheep in our area. Don’t see them very often, but they are very impressive. Looks like you’re still have a fantastic trip! So jealous except for the camping. I’m kind of a Holiday Inn kind of camper.:)

  • Deb Oct 6, 2015

    I think that the Bighorn photos are great! That one pan recipe sounds delicious.

  • Carla Oct 6, 2015

    Your block is coming along. Love the photos of the sheep! They sure do like to climb. Reminds me of the goats we used to own. Characters for sure.
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  • Patti Oct 6, 2015

    Great pics of the sheep! Your WW is looking pretty and one-skillet meals are perfect for camping/vacations 🙂

  • Thimbleanna Oct 7, 2015

    Great Sheep pictures! I LOVE seeing your tumblers quilt — I loved it when you were making it and again, you’re making me REALLY want to make one!!!

  • Jo Ferguson Oct 8, 2015

    Your “Wagon’s West” block is coming along beautifully. Now that looked like a delicious supper.
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