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Aug 12, 2009 - Broomfield, NM
Drove most of the day today. Spending the night at the Desert Rose Resort. Best thing about this place is a dog park..."Paw Paw Park" Large, fenced, grassy, benches for the parents. Our babies love it. We head out in the am for the Four Corners Monument. Will post pics tomorrow. Til then...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2009 - Montpelier and Paris Idaho
I just thought i'd post some pictures of where we were today. We drove up to Montpelier Idaho. Not much there, but we had lunch at Butch Cassidy's restaurant/Saloon. It was just ok. From there we drove back Geocaching all the way. We managed to get 7 more caches today. Some beautiful scenery all along the way. Paris Idaho was particularly beautiful. Until next time Be blessedJump to full entry
Jun 30, 2009 - Trip to Bear Lake
Last Thursday we drove (just the truck) to visit our daughter Denise, husband Scott and our granddaughter Jacqueline in Midvale, Utah (near Salt Lake City) We spent a few days hanging out with them. We did quite a bit of geocaching with them while there. I found my 100th "find" with them. What fun. We had planned as a belated 46th anniversary celebration to spend a few days in Bear Lake, Utah/Idaho. We rented a condo just off the lake. What a gorgeous place. The lake is fabulous, and the condo very very nice. Today we rented a boat for...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2009 - Back to W.O.R.K.?
Ok, don't freak out. I'm not coming out of retirement. I am however, back to "working" a couple of days at Pinon Hills Golf Course here in Farmington. I worked at the course towards the end of last summer. It is one of the most highly rated municipal courses in the country, and folks come from all over the USA to play here. My "job" is a "golf ranger". I get to drive a golf cart around the course and make sure golfers obey the rules, but for me it's really a daily PR tour,and an opportunity to meet and make new friends and interesting...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2009 - Farmington, NM
Had a minor setback today - left the Grand Canyon and headed for Flagstaff, AZ and a Ford Service center. We spent the better part of the day getting some repairs done on the truck. The good news was we were in Flagstaff - a major stop on Route 66. So we shopped and had some lunch - and shopped some more. Explored the historic area of the old strip, and saw some interesting people. The great news was the repairs were warranteed! Got back on the road and pushed all the way to Farmington, NM around 300 miles. A long day, but the truck is fine...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2009 - Gallup New Mexico to Farmington New Mexico
After a normal start to the day we decided to phone our daughter Particia in South Africa about some money we are trying to send her. It was, to say the least exhausting, and we still haven't found an easy cheap way to do it. After the conversation with Patricia, we got on the road through Gallup New Mexico on our way to Farmington. There was road construction in and through Gallup and although the traffic was slow it was an easy ride through. Then it was on to the open road through the Indian Reservation (Native American Navajo tribe). I...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2009 - Proud to be an American "extremist"
Yesterday i found out according to the Homeland Security Department i am now classified to be a "right wing extremist". If my beliefs classify me as such according to Mr. Obama and his Homeland Security Department, so be it. I'm proud to be one! Also yesterday i attended a "Tea Party" here in little Farmington. There were at least 800 people gathered. It was inspiring, uplifting and patriotic. So many Americans fed up with what our Government has been doing and is doing to our children's and grandchildren's futures. Their total disregard...Jump to full entry
Apr 11, 2009 - With family again
We've been back in Farmington for a few days now. Weather has been less than to our liking. It has been very windy, cold nights and last night we had thunderstorms. We are in jeans and long sleeve shirts/jackets. We haven't worn that type clothing in a very long time. Hopefully sometime soon the weather will improve. We have been enjoying being back with family. Late Thursday night, Denise and Jacqueline, our daughter and granddaughter from Salt Lake city arrived for an Easter visit. They brought "Riley" with them . He is Jacqueline's new...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2009 - Back "Home"
Terri and I arrived back in Farmington yesterday afternoon. The drive from Bernardo was a little more than 4 hours. Traffic in the Albuquerque area on the interstate was a challenge to say the least, but i navigated fine and the trip was uneventful. Our son in law and granddaughter Nicole with their smiling faces greeted us as we arrived at Kim's house. While we were away this winter, they had a portion of their front yard in front of the gates that allow our rig access to their side yard concreted and a curb cut installed also. Thanks Kim...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2008 - Farmington, NM
Not much to say about yesterday as we took the time to get ourselves in order for our departure. Day did laundry while I did maintenance checks on the truck and the trailer. Found out I had too much air in the tires at these warmer temperatures. We left Moab this morning after walking down to the Moab Diner and having one of their hearty breakfasts. Day had the buckwheat pancakes that were 2 huge ones that overflowed the plate and I had the Jeepsters Breakfast that was 2 eggs over easy with a slew of hashbrowns, 3 pieces of bacon and a side...Jump to full entry
Oct 25, 2007 - Trains on the Way from Colorado to New Mexico
I was heading west today and had to choose between two routes. The first was Route 160 over Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado, and the second was Route 64 in northern New Mexico. Two different people recommended the New Mexico route as particularly scenic and a good option since I had already experienced so many mountain passes in Colorado. One of the main appeals of the New Mexico route was the chance to drive the road between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico, the route of a scenic railroad. So this is the way I decided to...Jump to full entry
Oct 1, 2007 - We left Mancos. Who'd a thought it?
Well, we did it. With much hesitancy, we left Mancos and Echo Basin. We drove into Mancos in the morning to look for our missing mail which was still missing and as we drove back out, we said goodbye. We then hitched up and pulled out on the highway at noon. By 2 PM we were unhitched in Farmington about 70 miles from Mancos and some three thousand feet lower than Echo Basin. We are back on the desert and it is hot and dry. We are in a little campground in the middle of an industrial district and are wedged into small sites. Talk about the...Jump to full entry