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Sep 21, 2017 - In Remembrance

Bob and I visited a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico. It was not far from our campsite and it was perfectly placed on top of a hill with the majestic mountains forming a panoramic view. A flag of every branch of the service lined the entry. I took a picture of Bob with his beloved Marine flag. I also took a picture of Bob beside a Huey helicopter on display on the Memorial grounds. The Huey was damaged so badly in 1967, during a rescue operation that a total of 135 bullet holes were counted in it. The Memorial gardens and...

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Sep 18, 2017 - Angel Fire

Left Red River with Mike and Anne heading to Angle Fire, NM. This is one of Mike and Anne's favorite vacation spots. After arriving at Angel Fire RV Resort, we got checked in and went exploring. First of all, the RV Resort is the best we have ever been in, really NICE. Anne and Mike have been here twice before and this is one of their favorites. They showed us the beautiful ski resorts, golf course, country club, before driving to a shop that sold turquoise jewelry (at my request). After looking over the area, still in the looming mountains...

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May 19, 2017 - More fun on Day 3

Day 3 There were snow flurries in Gallup as we loaded our trike at 5:00 this morning, but were gone when we left the hotel. It was 35 degrees but sunny after we had our safety meeting and were on the road to Santa Fe, NM. On the way. there was about an inch of snow along the road--none on the road though. When we got to Santa Fe, we had to take a detour to Albuquerque to get a new front tire. The road guard noticed that it had a flat spot on it and needed to be replaced. The tire was only 2 months old! Larry had to make a sudden stop on the...

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May 19, 2017 - Run For The Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. Currently the only State Park dedicated exclusively to veterans of the Vietnam War. It is the only SP in New Mexico that does not charge a fee. Located off US Highway 64, same highway that goes through my hometown of Fayetteville TN, in Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway of northeastern New Mexico. The memorial was begun by Victor and Jeanne Westphall, the grief-stricken parents of Marine First...

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2017 RV Adventure

May 20, 2016 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. Currently the only State Park dedicated exclusively to veterans of the Vietnam War. It is the only SP in New Mexico that does not charge a fee. Located off US Highway 64, same highway that goes through my hometown of Fayetteville TN, in Angel Fire in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway of northeastern New Mexico. The memorial was begun by Victor and Jeanne Westphall, the grief-stricken parents of Marine First...

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2016 RV Adventure

Sep 19, 2015 - Familiar Country

We have left the red rocks behind and are now back in greener country with views of the mountains. We moved from Bluff, UT to Chama, NM and stayed at the Mountain View RV Resort where we stayed on our trip last year. The owner of the resort remembered us as soon as we walked into the office. After the hot weather in California and the mid 90's in the canyon, we are enjoying the cool weather and crisp nights. The low temperature this morning was in the low 40's. Leaving Chama, we are heading to Angel Fire and will go through Taos, NM along...

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Apr 21, 2014 - A Drive up Hwy 64 & the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

After our visit to Taos Pubelo, we took a drive up Hwy 64 to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Near Angel Fire) The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was constructed from 1968-1971 & was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. The site received wide attention in the 70's & helped inspire the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. in 1982. Displays on the grounds & in the Visitor Center pay tribute to the Vietnam Veteran. Events are held throughout the year to honor those who served in the Vietnam conflict. The...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Day Trip: Angel Fire NM

We sleep in. The heater was on last night. There is a thin bit of ice on the puddles. I ask for directions to a good restaurant. We have been here too long. I know all the landmarks. After breakfast, we go grocery shopping. We have a good parking spot so we visit the festival and I buy a bottle of New Mexico wine. Today we take the RV back over Bobcat Pass. We pass through Eagle Nest and head to Angel Fire. We want to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. We make it over the pass and the State Park is easy to find. The Viet Nam...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Visit to Angel Fire NM

We did a hot turn on the 12th when we arrived in Cheyenne WY, to drive back down I-25 to get to Angel Fire, NM. We normally only winter here for the ski season, but found out our condo association meeting was on the 13th, so being as close as we were, we decided to pop down, attend the meeting and visit with friends there. The meeting was the meeting…blah blah blah to use an expression of the association president, but visiting with folks was nice. I was a little under the weather Saturday, so didn’t do much, but that gave Lysa some quality...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Day 60

Today we traveled the area around Taos. Beautiful country. Our first stop of the day was the historical St. Francis de Assis church. It was built in the early 1800's and was recently restored. What a loving work of many hands! We then went to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park near Angel Fire, NM. If you’re interested in reading more about this beautiful place their website is www.angelfirememorial.com. It was so moving. I think the pictures speak for themselves as it’s hard for me to put into words the effect of this awesome...

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