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Sep 2, 2010 - Glenwood, NM Double T Homestead

Hi Guys! A real working New Mexico Homestead RV Park means someones house with about 4 hookups in the front yard!! It took some maneuvering to get our big rig in there! Polly is the owner and she was the nicest lady. When we started into the Gila Mountains, we didn't have any signals....no cell, no computer...the GPS still worked...but Clinton had failed to print the directions/maps to the Double T so we stopped in the little town of Glenwood and he asked a cowboy in a pickup how to get there. Turns out he was Polly's second cousin and he...

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Feb 13, 2010 - Bugs Bunny

This travesty calls for a special blog entry. I mentioned to Rosy that I might want to go to Albuquerque and visit the birth place of Bugs Bunny. You know to pay homage to a great actor. She says that perhaps we will get to see him. Can you believe it, the poor guys been dead 20 years, she can be so crass and insensitive some times. Don't you just hate people like that? I’m planning on placing a wreath of carrots on his grave. I wonder if Elmer Fud is buried nearby?

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Feb 13, 2010 - Gilla Cliff Dwellings

New Mexico, what can I say, a state where the official mode of travel is the pickup which must have a horse trailer attached. The locals easily give you a smile and a wave. The cowboy way, a handshake and hospitality. The scenery so far is exceptional. Visited the Gila cliff dwellers ruins, finally a state park that doesn’t treat you like an idiot and allows you to actually experience a ruin without it being sanitized, regulated and restricted to the point where its best viewed on tv. Unknown to us today was the first day the park was...

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Mar 25, 2009 - Gila National Forest, Gila Cliff Dwellings and Silver City

On our list of things to see was the area of Gila National Forest and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. This national forest was a unexpected surprise. It has the most differing terrain. From the high spruce-fir, the forest reaches an 11,000 foot peak in the Mogollon Mountains down to the semi-arid 4,200 foot elevation. There are six distinct "plant communities in the region. With 3.3 million acres, the Gila contains more publicly owned land than any other national forest outside of Alaska. Within the Gila Forest is the largest wilderness in the...

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May 25, 2008 - Kayaking on Lake Roberts and Hiking in Spriti Canyon in the Gila Nat'l Forest

We drove up Route 15 again toward the Gila to Kayak on Lake Roberts on a beautiful Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. The wind was 10-20 mph and the sky was a deep blue color, lots of wildfowl in the catails near the shore. We spotted a couple of hawks soaring overhead. Lake Roberts was popular with families fishing from the banks; not crowded, just families relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Several people were fishing and we were joined by canoe and a few kayaks. We spent a couple of hours paddling around the lake and around the...

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