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Jul 19, 2012 - Adios Heron Lake------Hello Abiquiu Lake
We sure did enjoy our 18 day stay at Heron Lake State Park but all good things must come to an end eventually. Judy and I discussed our returning but next time maybe in May so we could see the massive waterfall at Brazo Cliffs created from the winter snow melt. - Speaking of Brazo Cliffs....we just had to return one last time before we left. The day before we left we had a short day trip planned on Rt 64 toward Taos. We drove up the hill for what seemed like a hour but it really wasn't to a elevation of nearly 12,000 ft. From our turn...Jump to full entry
Jul 13, 2012 - No Work Today, went fishin'
UPS didn't deliver my package with the part to fix our RV yesterday so today I walked to the lake and went fishing instead. - When I tracked the package it said the shipping label was unreadable but first it said that it needed more of a complete address. Atually I think the UPS driver was running late and didn't want to drive back in the 8 miles off the main highway to deliver it. I suppose they can't really say that for a reason that it wasn't delivered. I did call UPS with the tracking number and gave them all the necessary info and they...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2012 - Tomorrow is a WORK day.
Oh, how I hate that 4 letter word but I have some work I have to do on the RV tomorrow. I have a "lower shock absorber mounting plate" arriving this afternoon from the RV manufacturer and I picked up a new shock absorber this morning at a auto parts store in Chama so I should have everything needed to start WORK in the morning. I have no idea what made the old plate break but maybe I hit a bump in the road a little too hard. - It was starting to get a little hot outside a hour ago but it didn't last long as I'm hearing thunder off in the...Jump to full entry
Jul 11, 2012 - "Gone Fishin"
Lets talk Hummers. At first, when we arrived, for several days we only had two hummers at our feeder. Now we have sometimes 6 at once sucking up the nectar that Judy prepares for them. The one is really aggressive and scares all the others away and then doesn't even stop for a drink. He just doesn't want the others to drink. Yesterday they emptied over half the feeder and it's a large capacity feeder. - This morning we decided that today was the day we were going fishing so I loaded the boat on the back of the F550 and down to the lake we...Jump to full entry
Jul 8, 2012 - Too Early.....
Yesterday we wanted to drive to the end of the lake and check out the other campgrounds that were close to the lake. We are not changing campgrounds or campsites and are happy and content at the campsite we are in. We were going to move to another tomorrow when we hook up and take the RV to the dump station but we'll just stay put where we're at. Our campground and another smaller one at the north end of the lake are the only ones that have water and electric. There are only 4 sites in the entire 10 campgrounds with full hook-ups. - We also...Jump to full entry
Jul 6, 2012 - Still No Cell Service
Yesterday I drove 65 miles south, half way to Cochiti Lake to update our coverage map on our cell phones. It was suggested by Verizon that that may be why our cell phones are not working here. Well, I updated them and they still do not work. The network engineers hopefully will resolve the problem soon. - We also drove to El Vado State Park that is not too far from here because I had thought of maybe staying there for awhile but as soon as we got there we both agreed that it wasn't the place for us. El Vado Lake is a motor boat lake and...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2012 - Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July (or) Happy Independence Day. - Yesterday we drove into Chama, NM to see if we could call Verizon to get our cell phones working. We stopped at a motel that looked like a nice place and asked if they had a pay phone but she said she wasn't sure if there even was one in town. She offered us her AT&T cell phone to use and we were happy she did. - After spending what seemed like an hour on the phone we still do not have cell service here. We have bars but cannot call out or receive incoming calls. We were told that there...Jump to full entry
Jul 2, 2012 - Ahhh, The Smell of Pine Trees and Sage
Well, our short trip to Heron Lake State Park was certainly NOT uneventful. We left Cochiti Lake around 9AM thinking we would just cruise along and be at our destination at noon, but that was not the case. It seemed that the ole F550 was doing a tremendous amount of smoking on acceleration and it was a black smoke shooting from the tailpipe. Since it was an entire uphill trip that meant I sort of had the petal to the metal at the beginning. - When we arrived home from our California winter vacation I replaced the faulty Superchip in the...Jump to full entry
Jun 7, 2012 - Mesa Verde finale
Today we spent visiting Long House, another Ranger led trip to a different type of dwelling. It was truly a great experience to see the lives of the Pueblo people unvailed by walking through their homes. Afterwards, lunch from the every ready cooler and off to Step House another style/type of dwelling. Not sure of miles we covered while at Mesa Verde, but our legs told us it was plenty, but so worth the trip. Tomorrow we leave for Vallecito, Colorado, a hamlet north of Durango for what we feel will be the Colorado Rockies we love.Jump to full entry
Jun 4, 2012 - Aztec, New Mexico
The day was spent at Aztec Ruins in Aztec, New Mexico, a community about 19 miles east of Farmington, New Mexico. The inguinity of the Publeo Indians was incredible and the tour, a National Park, was unbelieveable. This off the beaten path National Park is great and one we were glad we had the opportunity to visit. We had two great New Mexico meals while in Aztec, made a quick run to Wal-Mart superstore for a couple of items and refill our grocery shelves made the stop a plus. Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5 we head for Mesa Verde, ColoradoJump to full entry
Jun 1, 2012 - Chama
The day started beautiful, cool and sunshine everywhere. We heard from "good resources that the fishing was great at Hopewell Lake" so off we went. A beautiful drive between Chama and Taos, up to 8500 elevation and down and up again. Beautiful valleys and mountain peaks. Quite a beautiful drive. We spent the better part of the day fishing with limited success. So much for "good resources", but it was a great day and the scenery wonderful. Stopped on the way into home for a great hamburger dinner and the coldest beer in town. Chama has...Jump to full entry
May 31, 2012 - Chama, New Mexico
Got up to beautiful skies after 38 degree sleeping weather. Think we've got how to stay warm figured out. Got our fishing license and donned our flyfishing gear and off to catch the big one. River running fast and full and bites were hard to come by. My only trophy of the day was a 6" fingerling !!! Van worked hard, only to be skunked. Oh well, standing in the middle of the river with water rushing by is wonderful. Our new friends from Albuquerque, the Caraveos, Bernadette and Oscar, fixed steaks, corn on cob, homemade quacamole and all...Jump to full entry