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Jul 14, 2013 - We have moved!

Oh what a move! As some of you know, it is a real chore to make sure everything in the camper is secure, there is nothing out that may fall or fly around when you are travelling. When you have been in one spot for as long as we have, (6 1/2 mos.) you tend to accumulate things so it seems I have more stuff than I have storage for. Jim got everything done outside when I finally got everything secure inside so by the end of the day, Wednesday, June 2nd., we were hooked up and ready to go. We pulled out of the Apache Kid Campground in Chloride...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Off the grid again!

It's official...we are going to be leaving our positions here in Chloride in just a day or two. Don told us he doesn't need us anymore so it's time to go. He had alluded to that fact just a few days ago but indicated it would be sometime in July. This announcement that we needed to go as soon as possible came as a complete surprise! This isn't the end of something...it's the beginning of something! We came home from church two hours later than we usually do because it was a special day at church. There was a new pastor elected and the...

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May 8, 2013 - Happy Mother's Day gals!

Hi everyone! It's been a busy month. Whoever thought you get bored when you retire is misinformed! We always have something going on. We are averaging about 300 guests a month through the museum and gift shop. I have such a good time meeting and visiting with the folks that come through. I am meeting "fellow rv-ers" and sharing stories and looking forward to keeping in touch and getting to know one another better. I met a couple today that are full time rvers and are also ex-truckers. We could have talked for hours! They are such a sweet...

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Apr 4, 2013 - Spring has sprung in Chloride

We have been waking up to the birds singing, breezes blowing and bright sunshine. Spring is here! On the downside...everyone is sneezing and coughing and scratching their eyes. The pollen is flying and the dust is flying! I was amazed at how quickly things change. Every Wednesday am at 6:45, my friend Anita and I drive over to Winston (2 1/2 miles away) and we have a prayer meeting with 4 or 5 other gals. On the way home, I was thinking, "I wonder when the trees will start budding out?" The very next morning, I woke up and discovered that...

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Mar 3, 2013 - We're still alive...

I just realized how long it has been since I last posted on here! Time flies when you're having fun! We have settled into a routine here in Chloride. We thought we'd be spending the winter where it is warm but we had some cold nights here a month or so ago! It got to 4 below 0 one night! We ran two electric heaters and our forced air furnace so we stayed warm and I did quite a bit of baking. We were glad to have Dish network and the Internet for the days when it was too nasty to go out. Fortunately, we haven't had many days or nights like...

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Dec 29, 2012 - Looking forward to a Happy New Year!

I hope you all made some good memories with your families this Christmas. My dear adopted kids, Chris and Jeff lost their daughter and my dear friend Pauline lost a sister within a few days of Christmas. I admire all of you for your courage and faith and strength which has surely sustained you so far! How my heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you as you learn how to live without your beloved! I pray 2013 is a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for us all! God have mercy and hold us in the palm of your hand, safe and secure....

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Dec 19, 2012 - Settling in...

December 14, 2012 We are back in Chloride, excited about what our future holds in store for us! We didn't’t get back in town until after dark on the 12th so we had to get settled in by flashlight. We stopped in Truth or Consequences and did the laundry and we also made a stop to wash our dirty camper! It had been two years since we had washed it! Boy is it dark out here!! The stars are magnificent! There is no light pollution from any other source for miles and miles and it feels like the universe is a blanket over us. We must have a line...

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Nov 27, 2012 - Excitement in Chloride

November 22, 2012 Happy Thanksgiving!! We have so very much to be thankful for! I have to admit that the holidays are hard for me when I’m not able to be with my kids and grand kids! I miss you all, more than I can express but I know that you are with the other side of your families and I hope you are making many happy memories. We are enjoying becoming better acquainted with the Edmonds and we had quite a day, yesterday! I was working in the gift shop and Jim was working with Don down at his house. Jim came in to the shop and showed me a...

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Nov 20, 2012 - We're caught up in a dream...

November 18,2010 I don’t know where to start! The last couple of days have been amazing! We decided to check out a ghost town called Chloride, NM before we went to meet the folks at Desert Haven Animal Refuge. We both love history and Chloride is an old silver mining town, established in 1870. We left Truth or Consequences, headed north to highway 181 and made a left on highway 52 and followed it to the end. We were traveling through the middle of nowhere on our way to who knows what! We climbed up hill, around switchbacks and down steep...

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Nov 4, 2008 - Bumming around

On Monday, we took a trip back in time. We went to Chloride, N.M. It is a ghost town, 34 miles into the mountains. It was a beautiful ride thru the mountains, on windy roads, that many slowed us to 5 miles per hour. I am sorry if you get sick of the word beautiful, but it is the easiest way to describe it. When we pulled into Chloride, I felt like I should be getting off a horse, instead of out of a car. It was like a Twilight Zone show. Transported back to 1880. I won't get into detail, but if you are interested, I will tell you when we...

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Jan 31, 2008 - Is there silver in them there hills?

Today we drove out to Chloride an old mining community. Chloride got its start in the late 1870s by accident. Harry Pye, an Englishman and prospector, was hauling freight through the area for the U.S. Army when he discovered silver float in a canyon. Pye kept his secret until his Army freighting contract expired in 1879. Then, with two companions, he returned to Chloride Canyon and staked a claim. Within a few months, the Pye party was attacked by Indians and Pye was killed. The word got out that there was a rich silver strike and by 1880...

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