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Mar 31, 2018 - Arrived in Cuba, New Mexico

Had a good day today. We left Big Spring, Texas and drove till about 9 when we stopped at the Gaines County Golf Course and played 18 holes. It was a nice morning. We then continued our travels into New Mexico. There was a big grass fire somewhere south and we could see a lot of smoke and we passed a number of fire trucks heading that way. Hopefully it didn't get to bad. It looked pretty dry and there was a little wind to help it along. We arrived in Cuba, New Mexico where we are spending the night. We are hoping to do it all again tomorrow...

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Oct 4, 2016 - Balloon fiesta

We drove down through Jemez Springs towards Albuquerque and thought that since the international balloon fiesta was going on why not experience it. We stopped for lunch at the Range in berndlillo had had great blue corn enchiladas and burritos. We will eat our way through nm! Found the balloon fiesta park and are camped here with maybe 1000 other campers within walking distance of the balloon launch site. We toured the museum today and we're amazed to find the first balloons went up in the 1780s. Our plan is to get up at 5 am to see the...

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Oct 3, 2016 - NM

Time to make the turn so we headed out of utah and drove through a tiny bit of az into NM. Stopped in Farmington nm at Dona Maria's to eat green chili enchiladas and drove down 550 to the turnoff to Fenton lake sp. Well, this road goes up to 8000 ft with beautiful aspen and then turned into dirt for the next 11 miles. Finally we found the sp which was pretty.

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Nov 11, 2012 - Enjoying our visit with friends

November 11, 2012 We are having such a good time here in Albuquerque with Ron and Genny! Last night we went to a soup supper and card party in the home of another couple we met at our campground. There was another couple there with their daughter who we met when they came camping last year, it was like a reunion! There are several couples who meet every Saturday night for a fun evening; lots of laughter and chatter. You know how Jim is with crowds. He wanted to go but he wasn't sure if he'd be comfortable so we drove our own vehicle in...

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Nov 8, 2012 - Now it's our turn

November 8, 2012 We have hosted camped and cleaned and worked all spring and summer. Now it is our turn to camp and visit. We went to visit my sister for the first time since we got back to New Mexico last spring. She is only 2 hours from Cuba but we were both busy with doctor's appointments and other obligations all summer. I am glad we finally got a chance to go see her and her husband. We had a good visit, laughing, eating, looking at pictures and remembering other good times. We are parked in our friend's driveway in Albuquerque. You...

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Oct 24, 2012 - Last few days at Rio de las Vacas...

October 22, 2012 I am amazed that summer has gone so quickly! We have gone from sleeping with our doors open to closing the doors and the curtains and stuffing Styrofoam in every crack we can find! We leave the little electric heater on that Ray and Becky gave us(thank you very much) and depending on our forced air furnace to keeping everything at 50 degrees so nothing freezes! Our nights are cold, about 18 to 20 degrees. The other night I woke up to the most horrible vibration/roaring sound! I realized it was coming from the furnace! I...

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Oct 14, 2012 - Snuggling and cooking

October 8, 2012 We had such a nice day on Saturday. It was cool but sunny and the sun was warm so we decided it would be a good day to have a barbeque and cook what meat we had left. I had 10 chicken legs and 2 pork chops and one small sirloin steak which we cooked and I took the thighs from the ten pounds of legs and thighs I’d bought and I boiled them to make a rich broth. I de-boned the thighs and made cream of chicken soup with green chili in it. Oh man! Was it good! Jim ate four bowls! I made a pot of green chili and potato stew with...

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Oct 5, 2012 - Making adjustments and finishing projects...

October 1, 2012 We only have one more month here as of today. This year has gone by so fast! We were going to go to get some work done on the camper when we leave here and stay with a couple of our friends, Ron & Genny. We aren’t going to have the money for the deductible for the insurance work to get done so we’re just going to forget about it and live with the damage. It’s only cosmetic, no big deal. Maybe we can find a surplus RV place to get the trim from and Jim can fix it himself, probably for a lot less that the $500 deductible!...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Sad day at Clear Creek...

September 19, 2012 Today did not start out well. Jim took the dogs to Clear Creek to let them play while he and David worked on the fence. When he pulled into the campground, a dog ran out from one of the campsites and ran under the wheels of our truck! Jim was only going 10 mph but he couldn’t get stopped in time and the dog’s neck was broken! The poor couple who lost the dog were beside themselves with grief and didn’t blame Jim but it broke his heart as well! It sure brought back memories of our loss of Buster and Tigger. Oh, how sad we...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Challenges....

September 3, 2012 We hope you all had a great and safe Labor Day holiday! We were so full that we had people camping at our site in tents at least until someone offered to share their larger site with the family we had at ours. There are some awfully nice people that camp here. We have some gals that come up here to camp who are professional women in their 30’s and 40’s and they leave their husbands at home! They love to camp and their men love football. I went for a walk and made it all the way to the top of the hill where they were...

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Aug 27, 2012 - More camp host adventures...

August 26, 2012 Tomorrow is my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday dear, sweet JoAnn!! You have always been smaller and cuter than me but I’ll always be younger!! HA HA!! We got so spoiled this past week. Genny and Ron and Verrity and Sam came back up to camp and they had us join them for supper every night they were here!! We had some great meals and laughter and conversation. We finally told them that they needed to go home so we won’t gain any more weight!! It’s been nice having someone to talk to and relax with. We weren’t busy during the...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Enjoying the cool nights, we feel fall coming...

August 7, 2012 We had such a great crowd here last weekend! Everyone was polite and friendly and cooperative. That’s a good thing after having our last weekend capped off by a crazy woman! Don’t ask… Anyway, there were two intelligent and beautiful 10 year old girls who came over to play with Bambi and they brought me a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers. They had arranged them in a lovely display with the tiny white flowers in the center, surrounded by dainty little white daisies and long sprigs of blue bells at random throughout the...

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