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Aug 17, 2018 - Georgia O’Keefee Country

We are now in Abiquiu, New Mexico otherwise nicknamed “Georgia O’Keefee Country.” Georgia O’Keefee was an American artist from the east who settled here in the 1940s. She fell in love with the colorful area and spent her lifetime painting the rusty-red landscape. Today, visitors still flock to the Georgia O’Keefee museum in Santa Fe to view her paintings, tour her adobe home in Abiquiu and take art classes at the nearby Ghost Ranch Retreat where she owned another home. We are not big art lovers so we did none of the above  Instead, we’ve...

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Apr 19, 2018 - Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico

. Riana Campground is located on a 150 foot bluff overlooking Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico, one hour northwest of Santa Fe. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet on the Rio Chama, a tributary of the Rio Grande. The "150 foot bluff" thing would explain the "No diving or jumping" signs we saw as we drove to our campsite. . We were looking for somewhere in New Mexico that would take us north on the way back to Minnesota, a state still wrapped in winter with new snow daily. The Twin City television websites were optimistic that...

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Jul 18, 2017 - Up, Up and Away (or) How Low Can You Go.

After a month we decided it was time to take a 2 week vacation away from our "Mesa Top Hide Out" so yesterday, Monday, we packed up everything and moved to Riana Campground at Abiquiu Lake. This is where we have always come to really enjoy the outdoors and just relax. - BUT, before we left on Sunday afternoon we drove to Espanola, a 1/2 hour drive south to the LOWRIDERS SHOW. There were over 200 cars in the show, not all Lowriders but all made my mouth water in desire. I took, I think 239 photos and it was a challenge determining which of...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

May 11, 2017 - Abiquiu Lake NM

Thu, 11 May: A nice driving day to a special destination... Before we embark on the next destination we'd like to take a moment to remember a very special lady. We learned that long time RoVer's Roost leaseholder Mary Stewart passed away this past Monday. We will very much miss Mary as she was always very friendly and helpful. As chair of the Leaseholder Waiting List she was always ready to answer any questions we had before, during, and after we became leasholders. Our condolences to husband Ed and family. Today we drove 122 miles from the...

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2017 Travels

Oct 10, 2016 - Resting and relaxing

On our way south toward Big Bend, we are spending 10 days at Abiquiu Reservoir. I planned on a water and electric site, but they were all taken so we have been dry camping. And doing quite well, I might add! We have spent our days hiking and looking for rocks. We did take one day to visit the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm and Tea House. And one day at Ojo Caliente to soak in the hot springs. Friends, Bill and Nancy, came down to spend one day with us. We shared breakfast and dinner, and went for a hike on the ridge in between. So hard to tell...

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Sep 8, 2016 - Abiquiu NM - Abiquiu Lake COE Campground

Always on the look out for future campsites, we took a couple of days off from sightseeing in the Los Alamos area and headed up to Lake Abiquiu on the Rio Chama. The lake sits between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain Ranges of northern New Mexico. The lake is 6,400 feet above sea level and is possibly the highest reservoir in the Corps of Engineers group of lakes.

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Retired at Last!

Aug 31, 2016 - 21 Work Days Left And Visitors Arriving

Yeah, only 21 work days left. Can you tell I'm counting the days??? You bet I am, I am so anxious to leave I even made a trip to our storage facility to store some stuff away that wont be going to Palm Springs with us. The forecast calls for the temps to be 99 degrees in Palm Desert on Friday. That's the first of the double digit temps since several months ago. I'm not sure about the max temp this summer but I'm sure it was close to 120 degrees and by the time we arrive in mid October it should be just about right. - Judy's daughter Susan...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Aug 18, 2016 - 28 Work Days Left

We're at Abiquiu Lake for another week of much needed R & R. It's always a pleasure to come to the USACE Corp campground here. We planned to do some fishing in the Rio Chama but the river is moving too fast so we might just fish in the lake. I do like river fishing better though. - Only 4 weeks of work left and then were off to Southern California. That 28 days will stretch out until October 9th but that's OK because it's still hotter than Hates in SoCa. - Yesterday we drove to the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm so Judy could get some of their...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

May 29, 2016 - Ghost Ranch Kitchen Mesa

Kitchen Mesa is arguably one of the most beautiful hikes in northern New Mexico. The trailhead starts off from the back end of Ghost Ranch. The trail goes behind Kitchen Mesa before it ascends to the top. This is only a difficult hike because of the 15-foot chimney through a cleft in the cliff. Trail climbs from 6,500 to 7,100 feet; Round trip - 5 miles. Just a beautiful, colorful hike. Best hike, so far, this year....

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2016 RV Adventure

May 26, 2016 - Ghost Ranch Movie Tour & Chimney Rock

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú in north central New Mexico. The conference center and lodgings at Ghost Ranch are run by the Presbyterian Church but open to the general public. Ghost Ranch is part of Piedra Lumbre (Spanish, "Shining Rock"), a 1766 land grant to Pedro Martin Serrano from Charles III of Spain. The Rito del Yeso is a stream that meanders through the canyons and gorge, providing a drought resistant source of water for life to thrive. The canyon was first...

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2016 RV Adventure

Sep 11, 2015 - Abiquiu Lake, NM

Fri, 11 Sep: A "long-ish" road day... After two very relaxing days boondocking in a remote area of south-central Colorado it is time to move along. We really enjoyed our solitude and the spacious views of the Bianco Mountains, but we must move along. We left the east-facing window shade open in the bedroom so the sunrise awoke us about half past six. It was another cool (high thirties) nite so the furnace was most welcome. We brewed a pot of tea, but it wasn't all that "hot". As we recall from physics, water boils at a lower temperature at...

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2015 Travels

Apr 15, 2015 - Abiquiu

Lavender Farm and Tea House - Too early in the season to see lavender but the gift shop had a nice selection of gift ideas. The tea and snack was delicious. Georgia O'Keefe home and studio tour - I was impressed at the minimal decor. I thought about that and came to the conclusion, that her mind was full of images to be created and didn't need the distractions around in her living quarters. Ghost Ranch

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