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Jun 8, 2018 - Day 1

Day 1 20180608 239 miles 1130-1800 When planning this trip, we decided to do as much traveling as possible on back roads instead of the interstate. Since we are double pulling (truck, 5th wheel, cargo trailer), we are avoiding climbing mountains as much as possible. This has us traveling very close to the US/Mexico border. For day one, this route has had very light traffic. We left the house around 1130 heading into Sierra Vista to run some final errands. We decided to bring both the kitten, Lainey and the dog, Buck. Since Buck is an...

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May 24, 2018 - Columbus, NM and Silver City, NM

Click on thumbnails to enlarge I’ve left Texas in my rear view mirrors and headed from El Paso on a local highway to Columbus, NM. The road paralleled the border and from time to time the border fence was visible. Columbus is a small town about 2 miles north of the border and the Mexican border town of Palomas. I came here to pick up my annual supply of maintenance prescriptions. I was introduced to getting ones prescriptions from MX or Canada by my daughter. I found that I can get a year’s worth of my meds for less money than the copay on...

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Oct 25, 2014 - We're On The Move Now

Our 6 month stay finally came to an end at Abiquiu Lake on the 15th and we departed on the 16th. After a week long stay near Rio Rancho we started our slow journey to California. Our first stop on the way is Poncho Villa State Park near Mexico but still in the good ole USA. - What we didn't realize was that the park was having a Car Show same as they had last year when we were here. We went to the car show this morning but I think that most of the cars were the same as last year. - Next thing on the agenda today was to drive 3 miles south...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 9, 2014 - Columbus, NM

We arrived at Helen and Lew's on Monday afternoon after an easy trip from Tucson. Helen prepared home-made enchiladas while Cheryl prepared a salad for our first meal. We had a good time catching up and enjoying the time. On Tuesday Lew joined me for my morning walk... upon our return, Lew did all the work on a shelf I've been wanting for Cheryl's vitamins. While mostly complete, we had to let it dry for the rest of the day. Helen had an evening obligation, so Cheryl and I provided an early dinner which we allowed Lew to grill for us... It...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Spectular Sunset

Judy is doing the journal on this Wed. afternoon. While Bob is taking a break. We are having a windy day here in Columbus, N.M. and you might say well "what else is new" as N.M. does get its share. We are packing up and leaving Pancho Villa State Park tomorrow morning early before the wind starts up. Once the sun comes up and is out for awhile the wind starts to blow this time of the year. We have had a wonderful time here while only being 3 miles from the Mexico border, I of course LOVE Mexico but just not the border towns that much, and...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 28, 2013 - Waiting.......

Right now we are in the waiting mode.........We are still at Pancho Villa State Park and will depart for California on Thursday......should arrive at Indian Wells RV Resort in Indio, Ca on Saturday afternoon. - In case you didn't notice, I spelled Pancho right in this entry....spell check always wanted to change it to Poncho before and I changed it but a "new" reader brought it to my attention. - Happy Camping, Bob, Judy and Our4dogs

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 27, 2013 - Car Show at Poncho Villa State Park

Yesterday we attended the 8th Annual Car Show here at the Park. I had no idea this was happening when we made the reservation but we enjoyed looking at the many cars, trucks and motorcycles. - Our favorites were the '29 Mercedes and the black '57 T-Bird. The T-Bird was purchased new by the owner in '57. Can you imagine that ??? And the best part of all of this is that it was a woman. We spoke to the woman and I told her she must be the only original female owner of a '57 T-Bird. It had the most beautiful black paint job I've ever seen. It's...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 26, 2013 - Inside the Museum

Before I start todays entry I need to set some facts straight. I mentioned in a previous entry that Camp Furlong was established here in Columbus because of the raid on the town by Poncho Villa but that is incorrect. Camp Furlong was already here. - On that morning about 4AM an estimated 485 Mexicans entered Columbus and all hell broke put. The armory with the weapons at the Camp was locked and the lock had to be smashed in order for the troops to arm themselves and protect the town. The hero of the day was a Lt. Lucas, while still...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 25, 2013 - Poncho Villa State Park, Columbus, New Mexico

We arrived at the southern most State Park in New Mexico. We are 3 miles from the Mexico Border and can actually see the lights at "the wall" on the border at night. - We are now at 4063 ft in elevation compared to over 7800 ft when we were at Sky Mountain RV Park in Chama, in northern New Mexico. Our objective is to get to near sea level in a little over a week from now. - The State Park here is also the site of Camp Furlong which was established shortly after the terrorist attack by Poncho Villa, a Mexican terrorist, on March 9th, 1916....

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 12, 2013 - Coyote Ridge

Thursday: High winds were forecast so we got up early and took off south down NM 189. We drove past the fields of chilies and some cotton. There were quite a few fields of corn but they were cutting it green for silage to go to the dairy farms down near Deming. NM 189 meets up with 26 headed to Deming on the west side of Hatch. So we didn't have to drive thru all the traffic in Hatch – along with the narrow streets and sharp corners. We arrived at Coyote Ridge (that is what our friends have named their acreage) around 11. It was so good to...

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Summer 2013 Travels

Oct 1, 2013 - Columbus NM – Pancho Villa State Park Campground

Throughout our travels, people are always telling us how much they enjoy camping at the Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus NM, so we decided we’d better head down there and see what was so appealing. We have decided to put this campground on our list of “been there, done that” places. That means, we aren’t quite sure what all the fuss is about – it’s pretty much like all the other NM state park campgrounds that aren’t on a lake. Still, it does have a nice little museum in the visitor’s center and the story of Pancho Villa is interesting –...

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Retired at Last!

Oct 5, 2012 - Coyote Ridge

We had a wonderful R&R time at Elephant Bluffs. We only left the RV once when we decided to go into town for dinner one night. Wrong!! The only things open were drive-ins when we wanted a sit down dinner. So we came home and ate hot dogs and beans. The last night we were there I cooked creamed spinach, sauted potatoes and onions and a couple of hamburgers that were in the freezer. It was pretty good. The rest of the time, Ron did some carving, I read a couple of books, we watched the sun and moon rise over the lake and just rested. We also...

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Summer 2012 Travels

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