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Sep 21, 2018 - Sod House - Western Oklahoma

Thur & Fri Sept 20, 21 We pulled out of Bartlesville around 9:00 this morning. We headed for the only standing Sod House left in the country. This home was built in 1894 my Michael McCully. He came to western Oklahoma with the government’s land rush of 1893. He lived in a cave for a year while he put his sod home together. It took ½ acre of sod to put the walls up, which weighted about 12,000 pounds total. Total cost of home $6.20. The roof was also sod which was laid 18” deep. Story goes sheets had to be hung in the house under the ceiling...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Questa to Clovis, NM

We left Questa this morning & headed south thru Taos, over the High Road to Taos (for us it was the High Road from Taos), to Las Vegas, Fort Sumner & Clovis, NM. We enjoyed driving thru the mountains & seeing the fall colors in the mountains - then we were out of the mountains & into the mesas - & now we're in the desert. But the desert produces grains when it gets water (wheat, sorghum, corn, etc.) & there are a lot of ranches in this area. We're spending the night behind the Elks Lodge in Clovis, NM - less than 10 miles from Texas. More...

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Aug 28, 2016 - Clovis, NM

The drive from Albuquerque to Clovis is partly on I-40 heading east and then the rest is on a U.S. highway heading south that is quite desolate except for a couple small towns that aren’t too lively. So we decided to stop in Santa Rosa to grab a late breakfast or lunch, right before we headed south. Luckily most New Mexico towns have a dirt lot somewhere that we can pull into and this one did too. We just walked across the street to the restaurant and had a pretty good meal. It turns out Albuquerque wasn’t our last stop on Route 66. Santa...

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Jan 1, 2016 - On the road: Dead Horse Ranch SP to Cannon AFB

We left Dead Horse Ranch SP on Friday, January 1. Andy, Kayla and Wyatt headed back to San Diego and we headed east to Cannon AFB where we would overnight. Our route took us east on Hwy 260 to Eagar, AZ where we picked up Hwy 60 into New Mexico and over to Clovis, NM. We had planned to stop for a picnic lunch and hike at Datil Well BLM recreation area near Datil, NM. A large winter storm had moved through New Mexico a few days before. When we arrived at Datil We'll, it was 23 degrees and the snow was 8-10" deep. We keep on going! About an...

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2014-2016 Travels

Oct 11, 2014 - Clovis, NM

Leaving Albuquerque was tricky, but the police did a great job of moving the traffic. After waiting for the morning rush, we were directed through several detours but finally made it to I-25 and then onto I-40 west and over the mountains. We traveled with our friends, Mike and Kris, and our objective was to drive several hours to Clovis, NM for the night and then move on closer toward home. We didn't expect to see much scenery along the way and boy, that sure turned out to be true. We did stop for lunch in Santa Rosa and the most memorable...

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Jun 8, 2014 - CLOVIS NM Becky and Scotts House

We arrived at Becky and Scott's house and stayed for 3 nights. It was quite and experience. We got settle with our rig in their barn all plugged in so we could run our air etc. We visited awhile then headed out to dinner and then on to the town rodeo. Which was very fun. When we were in the rodeo their was a tornado warning, which mean take cover. This little California girl doesn't like this. Anyway we just continue watching the rodeo, cause we had to stay inside. When it was over the storm had mostly passed over. We headed back to their...

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Douglass 2014

Nov 8, 2013 - Clovis, NM

We start our day with a plan. There is a tram outside Albuquerque. We take Tramway Boulevard. The tram is not running. They are doing maintenance. We leave Albuquerque. We leave the interstate. We take Route 337 south and then Route 55 south. We slow down. We travel through Cibola National Forest for a while. We find the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monuments. There are three monuments in the area. We visit Quarai. It has the most complete Salina church. John is excited about our hike. The ranger tells him that the rattlesnakes should...

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May 4, 2013 - Travel day - Clovis, New Mexico

This travel day leaving Big Spring was better than the day we had getting there. No winds or rain - those are precious things to an RVer. We arrived at West Grand RV Park in Clovis and as sometimes we know that the park looks better on the computer than in person and this was the case. But it is better than the RV park we stayed the last time in Clovis, so I guess we can say that is a plus. A person must always look on the bright side, makes life smoother. Upon on arrival "The RV Doctor" came out and replaced our "check valve" for the water...

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2013 - Here we come

Oct 11, 2012 - And One More Day Down . . .

I hate to start off another post entry with the same expletive I used yesterday, but sometimes "when the shoe fits" - so "what a day" truly is fitting . . . again. We were both up early. Dry docking and sleeping in a parking lot does that to you and yes, this was our choice because it helps make for a fast get away and easy access to getting fuel in the morning and onto the interstate once again. Today just seemed to hold a comedy of errors or odd things to occur throughout the day. We started off by filling up at the Flying J before...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Clovis, NM

We stayed to visit with Ken and Sue for 2 nights. We were afraid the boys would be bored being with us 'old' folks catching up on old friends and old times. They are really anxious to get to Minnesota. Ken's daughter has 4 kids and they kept the boys busy. I struggled to get pictures because they were on the go so much. They fed horses and LLama's and played video games. Braxton and Sam's oldest listened to music and hung out like most teenagers. It was a good time for ALL of us.

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Apr 20, 2012 - Sidetracked going to Clovis, NM

4/20/2012 Before we left this morning, we had a surprise visit from an old friend of Andrea's that she used to work with at McClellan AFB in Sacramento. We knew that Carl lived in Las Cruces, but didn't know we were going to get to see him on this trip. After a short visit, we headed out around 10:30. A bit of a late start, but we didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time, so no problem. Well, we couldn't make it all the way today without finding somewhere to stop in between. Right after we passed the Ruidoso Downs, we saw this huge...

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Mar 11, 2012 - Clovis Elks Lodge

This morning we arose to find about 2" of snow covering everything. Not to worry, the temperatures are forecast to be in the high 60s. By the time we had everything stowed for travel, most of the snow was gone. We traveled east on I-40 with a very strong tailwind and there were moments (sometimes for a 5 mile stretch) that our trip computer said we were getting over 17MPG. Wish that was normal with these rising fuel costs. In Clovis, the lowest price we have found is $3.44/gallon for regular. Our plans were to stay in Fort Sumner for the...

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