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Mar 11, 2019 - Carlsbad, Guadalupe and Big Bend National Parks.

Many of you who are following us Instagram and Facebook know our trip has a National Park focus. After our Albuquerque stop, we headed for Carlsbad Cavern NP, Guadalupe Mountains NP and Big Bend NP. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park near Carlsbad. New Mexico State Parks are great places to stay. Our site on top of the hill overlooking the lake was perfect. We met a couple there who have full timed for 22 years! We love our RV experience so far but 22 years! Wow! Carlsbad Cavern is huge. There is no claustrophobic issues here. The...

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Feb 24, 2019 - Celebrating Friendship in Albuquerque

Tonight we are writing from Brantley Lake State Park outside of Carlsbad Cavern National Park in New Mexico. We left Albuquerque a day late and with mixed emotion. Happy to be headed for two National Parks this week. So sad to leave Dan and Liz our dear friends in Albuquerque. We had a phenomenal Albuquerque visit. All 17 days of it!!!! You may be wondering why we stayed 17 days in Albuquerque. These words by Dinah Craik best describe Why? "Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh...

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Mar 29, 2012 - Heading east

Wed 3/28 Time to move! Today we packed up, hitched up the new horse and headed east. We drove the 16 miles up Route 82 to Cloudcroft, a 4,000 foot rise in elevation. We were curious about how the new truck would handle the pull, constant uphill for the entire 16 miles. The answer – like a dream. It was about 80 degrees when we left (61 in Cloudcroft). I held it at 40 mph which was 2100 rpm and it ran in 4th gear. There was plenty of power left had I wanted to use it. The primary cooling fan came on once in awhile (very quiet – not at all...

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Jan 22, 2010 - Brantley Lake State Park NM

Stayed at our second NM state park....not perfect but well worth the price (once again no heat in the shower house). Our site was pretty big and we had no neighbors. The lake (created by the dam on the park property) made for a great view especially at dawn and dusk.

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