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Aug 25, 2016 - Farmington, NM - Pueblo Bonito

(Ron Writing) This morning we went to the ranger coffee talk at 9 AM. She mostly spoke about the NPS because today was their 100th anniversary. After that we drove over to Pueblo Bonito for the 10 AM ranger guided tour. According to our guide this huge ruins of a pueblo was thought to be the largest house in the United States until recent modern times. It’s still the largest pueblo ruins ever discovered. We were the only ones there for the tour so we had lots of personal attention on the tour. The tour was very interesting and the guide...

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Oct 22, 2015 - Trip to Farmington, NM

We took a trip to Farmington, NM for a medical appointment. We couldn't get an appointment here in Cortez until, Jan. 2016 so off to Farmington we went. We headed south on US 491 to Shiprock, NM then east on US 64 to Farmington. The day was cloudy and we hit a few raindrops but nothing significant. We did see lots of beautiful scenery on the way. The trip went through the Navajo reservation. The Navajo Nation is an old and very interesting society. They have been in the Four Corners area for hundreds of years. Their reservation has some of...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Day Six

Another day travelling around the desert states began as we left our overnight destination at Cameron and travelled through Arizona to the Utah border where after crossing into Utah we made our way to Monument Valley Tribal Park. After driving to the entrance and paying our fee the attendant handed us two folded colour maps, which she then proceeded to explain were best used if we opened then to the map section!! Say what!! What was she expecting us to do with them? maybe point them at the sky and ask for divine guidance. Well after working...

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Aug 10, 2014 - Oklahoma & New Mexico

Oklahoma City was our next stop. We had been there several times before and seen almost everything there was of interest to us. This time we went back to one of our favorite RV parks and just rested up. When we left Oklahoma City we traveled the entire length of the Oklahoma panhandle and stopped in Guymon, Oklahoma. Just stayed over night so "Wally World" worked out real well. (Our name for Super Walmart). The roads are good, the temperatures were moderate, and the rolling ranch land was beautiful. New Mexico: The trip to Taos was...

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Our 2014 Summer Trip

Jul 17, 2014 - Farmington, NM

We checked out of the Sorenson Cabin early and headed to Amarillo, TX for breakfast. After a hot breakfast at IHOP, we headed west on I-40. At Albuquerque, NM, we turned north on I-25 for a few miles then turned northwest on Highway 550 bound for Farmington, NM. We stopped for a picnic lunch in Cuba, NM at a quite little town park at the intersection of Hwy 550 & Hwy 126. After lunch we continued northwest on Hwy 550. A few miles out of Cuba, we crossed the Continental Divide. The drive up Hwy 550 was very scenic. We arrived in Farmington,...

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2014-2016 Travels

Apr 24, 2014 - Farmington, NM

Thu, 24 Apr: This morning we reluctantly left Goosenecks State Park. We'd spent six days boondocking and had loads of water and plenty of provisions. Yet, all good things must end and it was time to move on toward the lands of internet connectivity... We took our time picking up stakes, mostly because we were lazy and also because we didn't have very far to go. By the time we went thru our checklists, got the car connected, and took one more look (and many pix) of Goosenecks it was half past nine. We retraced our route on UT 315 and 261 to...

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2014 Travels

Sep 14, 2013 - Amarillo to Farmington, New Mexico

A fun day today. We made an adjustment to our itinerary and went to the Four Corners Monument today instead of tomorrow morning. We drove there directly from Amarillo taking I-40 all the way to Albuquerque at 75 mph speed limit (but we set the cruise control on 80). Then northwest, through Farmington, to the place where New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado meet. Lots of nice scenery amidst all the buttes, mesas, arroyos, and whatever else they are called. The Four Corners was nothing spectacular, but the drive was nice. Especially the...

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Jun 9, 2013 - Monument Vally to Farmington

A visit of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park this morning before heading on to Farmington, New Mexico. Monument Valley sits at 5,564 ft. above sea level and extends in Arizona and Utah. The height of the monuments range from 100 to 1500 feet tall. A rather rough and dusty road through the desert country alongside washes and sandy slopes offered spectacular views of the rock monuments. Mesa - a Spanish word for table - is a rock formation that looks like a table. Butte is a rock formation that is smaller. A Spire - the final stage of...

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Utah Canyons

May 28, 2013 - Quick Stop Farmington

We made a quickie stop in Farmington, New Mexico for a fast and easy geocache. This looks like a very interesting place to visit. Farmington is located at the junction of the San Juan River, the Animas River, and the La Plata River, and is located on the Colorado Plateau. Farmington is the largest City of San Juan County, one of the geographically largest counties in the United States covering 5,538 square miles. The county seat and the other city in San Juan County is Aztec. Farmington serves as the commercial hub for most of northwestern...

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Apr 28, 2013 - Today we actually start North

The four days we spent here with the Chili Peppers Chapter was lots of fun. We saw a lot of Ruidoso, NM that we had just drove past in prior years on our way back to the midwest. We went with two other couples to see Pam Tillis and Laurie Morgan perform at the casino Friday night. The show was very good. This area is really scenic. We saw probably fifty mule deer wandering about the campground and along the roads we drove. It is greening up and they were out early and everywhere. We drove about 360 miles to travel today and got into he CG...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Scrub Brush, Plateaus & Multicolored Bluffs

Highway 550 to Farmington is a nice smooth four lane divided highway all the way to Farmington. The terrain goes from flat desolate scrub brush to plateaus with beautiful multicolored bluffs. As we got near Farmington we seen a number of irrigated fields but prior to that we seen only a few cattle, a few wind turbines and a lot of oil wells. About half way there we crossed the continental divide at 7,400'. We got in shortly afternoon so we heated up some left over pizza for lunch then it was off to the laundromat to catch up with the...

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