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Oct 2, 2015 - Our Days are Numbered....

Yes, our days are numbered, everyone's are, but I'm referring to our days left here at Cochiti Lake. I've started the slow process of checking things and getting things ready for travel. - Our storage shed that we have the use of while staying here is empty or almost empty. In the shed they supply us with a residential refrigerator and we will continue to use that until a day or two before we leave. - I've checked the air pressure in all our tires a couple of times and added more air in the trailer tires, our trailer tires are now at 115#...

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Sep 30, 2015 - Almost Ready.

Wow, its been some time since I last wrote in the journal. Since early April we have been sitting in one place and it's been way too long. - Now the time is approaching for us to think about packing things up so we can leave Cochiti Lake the middle of October. We love New Mexico but it's just not warm enough during the winter months. We are so excited about our winter travels in Southern California and can hardly wait to get there. But we have to wait, mainly because we have 15 more days to work but also because it's still darn hot in SoCa....

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May 12, 2015 - Working Week 3

It's Week 3 out of our 12 weeks of work and it's not too bad this year so far. It would be better if there were more Rangers working and from what I understand there are two more starting soon. - Check out the photos of the double rainbow we had the other evening. It was a full rainbow that went from one end of the lake to the other and came to the complete end at both ends and besides that it was a partial double one. - Also check out the photo of Joey being his usual self, the comedian. He does such the funniest things. - And last weekend...

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Apr 27, 2015 - Snow in the Mountains

I just wanted to post some pics of the snow the mountains received yesterday. It hasn't warmed up much and I'm sure the snow will linger on for a few days. It won't stay long though because forecast says it will be in the 80's starting Thursday. - After Mass yesterday we went out for breakfast at the Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course. The Kiva Restaurant serves breakfast and lunches and breakfast was great. See the one photo for Judy's Heuvos Rancheros and I had just the traditional bacon and eggs. - The golf course is beautiful with all the...

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Apr 21, 2015 - Week One Completed

Before I get into our first week of work as being Park Attendants I want to tell you about the "Concrete Canoe Competition" that was held here at Cochiti Lake the day after we arrived. - The Engineering Departments from several Universities from around the southwest were invited to complete a functional canoe made from concrete that would float. There were several from New Mexico as well as Colorado, Utah, South Dakota and Wyoming. - They all did a fine job in the construction as well as their individual paint jobs. Some were fantastic....

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Apr 11, 2015 - We Made It

We finally arrived at our summer destination, a 915 mile drive from our winter hideout. It took us 2 months to do it but we made it. The next time we do it, it will take us a week, maybe 2. We plan on staying in Southern California until the beginning of April from now on so we can enjoy the warm weather as long as we can. - It's not bad here right now, mid 70's during the day and low 40's at night but if you get here much sooner than mid April you could get snowed on. We lucked out this year and it's been nice. - We checked out the 2 park...

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May 16, 2014 - More Cochiti Lake

What a great place to hang for eight days. The campground fee was sweet. The campground is an Army Corps of Engineers project because of the enormous earthen dam holding back the Rio Grande here. Our Seniors Parks Pass is good for half price, so we started out at $10 a night and then down to $6 when we switched to a more primitive spot. Even with the slightly cloudy or overcast days, we are making plenty of power off our solar array to keep our batteries at peak so we moved to a site with no power or water. After our Tent Rocks adventure,...

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May 12, 2014 - Cochiti Lake

Baby, its cold outside! We are camped 30 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is snowing outside. Big flakes, blowing snow type snowing. We are staying on Lake Cochiti, an Army Corps of Engineers park. Our senior pass is accepted here so we are paying 10 bucks a night for water and power. We are using the water but so far our solar system has kept up with our daily electrical demands. In spite of marginal weather, I might add. Yesterday we partook in a stroll ‘up’ memory lane for Nancy. We went to a national monument called Tent Rocks. She...

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May 9, 2014 - Cochiti Lake NM - Cochiti COE Campground

Stopped for a couple of nights at Cochiti Lake campground in New Mexico. It's a nice Corps of Engineers campground, but might be a bit hot in summer. There really aren't any trees. Anyway, we had a good site with a view of the lake and the mountains and really enjoyed a relaxing day. We took a ride to the other side of the lake to look at another campground (ours was nicer) and crossed the Rio Grande - and it had WATER in it. The Spring run-off must be under way. We'd stop at this campground again in the Spring or Fall. It's open year...

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Retired at Last!

Apr 6, 2014 - R & R

After driving a little over 200 each day for 4 days we arrived at Cochiti Lake for a 3 day stay to rest up. Each morning we were up and on the road around 8 AM and drove between 4-5 hours to get to our destination. Now with over 800 miles behind us and an 1-1/2 hour drive to Abiquiu Lake we can take it easy. - Cochiti Lake is where we lived for 3-1/2 years before continuing our full time adventures last May when we sold our home here. Cochiti Lake is a US Army Corp of Engineers Lake with a nice campground as well as Abiquiu Lake. - I was...

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Oct 9, 2013 - Cochiti, NM - Lake Cochiti COE

Our trip from the Balloon Fiesta to Cochiti Lake COE was a short 43 miles north and an easy setup at the campground. We have a great site overlooking the lake and 50 amps with water and a dump station on the way out. Unbelievably, we have Verizon 4G out here in the middle of nowhere and a clear view of the satellite. We just relaxed for two days while here and enjoyed each other's company. It was nice to just relax after a hard weekend of the Balloon Fiesta and football. We will go back into the Balloon Fiesta in the morning for the Shape...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Burrr....Time to head South

Boy was it cold this morning. I don't think I was able to sleep after about 3 AM due to the cold. The temps dropped into the 30's overnight and I forgot to run the furnace through a cycle during the daytime to burn off any smells. Judy did get up and plugged in the little electric heater but it was still cold inside so when I got up I turned on the furnace. Pee Yew, it smelled like burnt dog hair but after a minute or so it was warming up inside and now it's almost bearable. I was afraid that the burn smell would set off the smoke alarm so...

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