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Apr 19, 2012 - lots of new things to learn

Thursday, April 19, 2012 A piece of helpful information for the future: Mayonnaise in squeeze containers explodes out when opened at elevations above 7000 feet. Note two photos above! Descaling a Keurig might seem to solve the problem, but it is only temporary. We are in an rv park that operates on three levels – check out the photos. It is attached to a coffee shop (SOOOOOO glad about that tomorrow morning!!!!) a yoga studio, and a massage studio and spa. I had a really great massage and foot reflexology treatment while Ron did the laundry...

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Apr 5, 2009 - Espanola, New Mexico

We have arrived safe and sound in Espanola, New Mexico, just a short distance north of Santa Fe. I had it all worked out in my mind how I was going to report what a superb stretch of road US 285 is between Ft Stockton, TX (100 miles or so north of Big Bend) and Santa Fe, New Mexico. We were going great guns this morning on the relatively deserted, 4-lane, divided highway. After we passed north of I-40, our fine 4-lane became a 2-lane, but still a very fine road. Then, out of the blue, came a sign of reduced speed limit to 45 mph. Then there...

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Nov 3, 2008 - Espanola, NM

We are staying in Espanola, NM which is about 25 miles north of Santa Fe for a week. The surrounding terrain is simply breathtaking. We visited Bandelier National Monument - ruins of ancient cliff dwellings. While taking a ride through the Jemez Mountains we encountered snow. Not supposed to see that stuff. We had breakfast at Tecolote Cafe in Santa Fe. It was featured on the Food Channel's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". It was worth every foot of the 25 miles to get there. We toured the Jemez State Monument which is a ruin of an ancient...

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Apr 11, 2008 - Started our trip

Hi All, I'm sending this from McCurdy mission school on Friday April 11. We've toured the school and visited with other volunteers. Great school and retreat center. I'll probably be back to volunteer within the year. We've seen Forts along the Sante Fe trail so we're now interested in this history. I'll send some pictures when I download them from my camera. Heading for warmer temps tomorrow. 72 degrees. Chilly and windy here today. We even stayed inside the retreat center tonight.

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Nov 3, 2007 - 1st week Nov update

Sunday we moved south to Espanola, New Mexico. It is a town halfway between Santa Fe and Taos. I chose this town because the weather site on the internet indicated that it had warmer temp then Santa Fe and Taos. It is also at a lower elevation, which would indicate that it would be warmer. Well, I was wrong. It amazed me that the internet weather says that the temp was 45 yet both of our temperature gauges were reading in the low 20's. The water line only froze one night so we were lucky. The day time temps have been great, in the high 60's...

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