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Oct 24, 2020 - A farewell run and breakfast with the BRC

On the last Saturday in Albuquerque, a few of the Breakfast Running Club met with us for breakfast after their normal run. This weeks run was also in the Rio Grande Bosque near Albuquerque's downtown area off Central Ave. The sculptures on on a rock in the parking area. The restaurant is Monica's El Portal on Rio Grande Blvd. just north of Central Ave. Patty & Bill Engleman were there with their grandkids along with Eileen Luchini, Vicki Aragon, Connie Beimer, and Christie & Dave Goy. We ate outdoor on the patio and socially distanced...

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Oct 20, 2020 - A walk in the old neighborhood.

Just down the street from our former home on Kachina St NW is access to the Rio Grande Bosque, a riparian area that runs alongside both sides of the river. This time of year the Cottonwood trees, Russian Olives, Salt Cedar (aka.Tamarisk), Honey Locust, and Siberian Elm are all showing their beautiful fall colors. A perfect time for a walk that we did numerous times before we went on the road with the RV. The attached photos are all from this area. There are no additional captions as the beauty speaks for itself.

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Oct 10, 2020 - Balloons still flying during pandemic

It's Saturday and as usual the Breakfast Running Club (at least a few of the members) went out for a socially distanced, masks required run. Sue participated. The group ran but did not gather for their usual post run breakfast at a restaurant. This was also the usual time of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This event was cancelled this year however many of the local balloon pilots and their launch teams did fly. Of course the weather this year during the normal event was absolutely perfect for flying. Most likely all events,...

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Oct 5, 2020 - Albuquerque Hearing Aid Repair

First thing to do is get Jim's hearing aides repaired. He needed new tubing and new ear buds after he has been repairing him on the road while we waited to arrive in an area that we would stay long enough o have the new ear buds remade at the factory and returned. The molds of his ear canals had to be retaken. They orange goo they used for the molds made Jim look like pseudo-Spock ears. Too funny, had to remember this look with the addition of the Covid Pandemic fashion accessory.

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Oct 4, 2020 - Albuquerque Medical Checkups

We return to Albuquerque every six months, or so, to get our routine medical checkups. Specialists generally want to see their patients semi-annually rather than annually to keep a close eye and any possible changes that are occurring that may require a change in treatment procedures and/or medications. With the Covid Pandemic in full swing, if no invasive or hands-on procedures are scheduled and specialized equipment isn't being utilized then video visits can replace having to actually show up for an in-person exam. Still required though...

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Aug 28, 2020 - Albuquerque, NM

/// August 28, 2020 American RV Resort Albuquerque, NM // A Travel Day: We really enjoyed our stay at Sky Mountain RV Park and we are sad to be leaving. At our departure we stopped at the office to bid our farewells to the owners. We have already book an extended stay for next season and will look forward to our return. Hopefully COVID will no longer be a factor and Chama can enjoy a revitalized economy. The community relies heavily on the tourist season and the Combres & Toltec Scenic Railroad which was closed this season. // Our route...

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Mar 14, 2020 - Albuquerque, NM

Headed out I-40 to Route 66 RV Park Resort about 8 miles west of Albuquerque, NM. This is an RV Park at the Acoma Nation Casino. Relatively new park that we stayed at several years ago. Very nice and spacious park with beautiful sunrises. We stayed here for three nights and was our first experience with limited grocery items.

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Winter 2020

Jan 24, 2020 - January 24, 2020 – Sun City, Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico

January 24, 2020 – Sun City, Arizona to Albuquerque, New Mexico This morning Sue and I went out for breakfast. When we were both in Emporia, our ritual was that every Sunday morning we would have breakfast together at the Valley Inn. She said that she had only been out to breakfast once in the last 5 years so it was a treat for her and for me to have breakfast together. After breakfast, we went to the hospital to see Alice. I visited with her for a while and witnessed her signature on her living will and some other legal documents. Then,...

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Dec 5, 2019 - Kirtland Air Force Base Oct 13- Dec 5

NOTE: photos will be captioned shortly: We returned to Albuquerque for some routine medical checkups which were all scheduled in advance to end just before Halloween. Things did not go as planned and several delays occurred which kept us in town until December 5. Needless to say weather became an issue and we had to outfit the motorhome with additional cold weather gear like an anti-freeze water hose. We also overstayed our allotted time in our camp spot in the Air Force Base. We were allowed to stay on base if we changed to a different...

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Oct 15, 2019 - Albuquerque

The drive to Albuquerque was straight forward on a very straight route 285 and then following I-25 from Santa Fe into Albuquerque. We detoured slightly west on I-40 to fuel up at a familiar Flying J before heading back east to the Albuquerque KOA. Once again, the passenger slide failed to extend. We caught some dinner at Powdrell BBQ and settled in for the night. We were up early the next morning to get the Phaeton to nearby Myers RV where we visited with the RV Service Manager, Brian. We now had two necessary repairs plus two desirable...

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Oct 8, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we got up early, seen the Balloon ascention and went to Sandia mountain for a sky tram ride. The ride took us to an elevation of 10,300 ft, it was 30 degrees colder up there. After the ride up the mountain, we drove to the Pueblo cultural museum. We had lunch at the museum and went back to the RV to tend to our dogs. Later we went to El Pinto for dinner.

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Oct 7, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we awoke to hot air Balloons overhead. We went for an open air trolly tour of Albuquerque. After the trolly ride we went to lunch at Garduno’s in the hotel Albuquerque. After that we went to Old Town to meet Jim & Sue Cook who went to the Balloon fiesta with another tour company. While we were gone they emptied the tanks and refilled the fresh water. Living on a generator is doable with a smart generator system. After that we went to the RV for burgers before the group meeting to discuss tomorrow’s adventure. Another full day.

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