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Oct 2, 2018 - Grants, NM - Grants/Cibola Sands KOA

It was an 154 mile trip from Holbrook, AZ to Grants, NM. It was an uneventful trip with constant rain/drizzle until we got into NM where we did encounter the sunshine very briefly. Doris was able to get a few pictures as we approached the AZ/NM border but the weather didn't cooperate for more. We are staying at the Grants/Cibola Sands KOA which is another, what KOA calls, a Journey location. The Journey locations are situated along major roadways and typically used for one-night stays as we travel from one place to another on longer trips....

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Mar 14, 2018 - Grants, New Mexico

Traveling I-40 we landed in Grants, NM at Grants/Cibola Sands KOA where we had stayed in previous years. We chose to stay a couple of days because we had always wanted to explore this ancient land where natives had lived for thousands of years and the route Coronado and other Spanish explorers traveled. We did discover why in our exploring. This KOA is a great one as they provide meals if you so choose. First night in we had a homemade turkey dinner that was delicious and enough for a second meal. Second night was homemade pizza. While not...

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Winter 2018

Oct 29, 2017 - Grants, New Mexico

Well sunrise in Texas (photo) and sunset in New Mexico (no photo, missed it, doing laundry). Today was another great travelling day. The landscape was not much different from yesterday as we drove through the rest of Texas. The crops were cotton and sorghum (good thing for goggle) that we could see from the highway. It was interesting seeing bales of hay and then bales of cotton. We also saw parts of the old Route 66 highway and even drove on some of it. However, I can tell you there were areas that I could not even imagine an ATV on them....

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65 is good!

Sep 22, 2016 - Past Albuquerque to Grants

Today's drive took us over the mountains past Albuquerque, gaining altitude (our bag of salad in the refrigerator looked like a balloon about to burst) on our way to Grants, NM. There were some very interesting buttes along the way. Here is an explanation of Butes, mesas and plateaus. We passed under a pink bridge dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Saw more souvenir signs along this Route 66 highway. As we crossed through the pass in the Sandia Mountains overlooking Albuquerque, we saw the Albuquerque Aluminum Aloe sculpture. We...

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Oct 1, 2015 - Grants, New Mexico

Again headed east on I-40 to Grants, NM where we stayed at Grants/Cibola KOA. We stayed here one other time. The staff is very friendly and they offer dinners delivered to your door (for a price of course), but give you cookies when you check in. We enjoyed a meal that night prepared by the park of smoked beef brisket, smoked ribs and smoked sausage, mashed potatoes and green beans. Great dinner!

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Balloon Fiesta 2015

Sep 15, 2015 - Grants, NM

Tue, 15 Sep: Happy Birthday Shel... Another road day, the first in four days. We're being pretty lazy these past few weeks with time to kill before a "hard date" we've been just taking things pretty easy. We'd originally planned to drive from Lake Abiquiu to Santa Ana Pueblo yesterday, a distance of 90-some miles. With hot weather forecast for the area we elected to stay one more day with electricity (and air conditioning) so today's run was from Lake Abiquiu to Grants, twice the distance. Bob put on his "big boy" pants and away we went. We...

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2015 Travels

Mar 3, 2015 - El Reno (OK) to Grants/Cibola Sands (NM)

Tuesday, March 3 → El Reno, OK to Grants/Cibola Sands, NM Route: I-40W across Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and into New Mexico Weather: 40F and breezy in the morning, warming to 60F and clear by sunset. Trip Average Gas Mileage: Started with 26.7mpg, dropping to 25.8mpg by end of day Highlights: - hearing and briefly sighting a bird of prey (hawk or owl??) from the Kabin in the morning - A picnic lunch stop at the Texas Tourist Information Center in Amarillo - driving through Albuquerque by 15:30, in light traffic before rush hour -...

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Three USA Deserts

Feb 6, 2015 - El Malpais National Monument

Today we traveled to El Malpais National Conservation Area and did some hiking in 2 different sections in the park, each very unique. The word El Malpais means "the Badlands". The land is on the Indian Reservation.The first was Sandstone Bluffs overlook. The bluffs provide excellent viewpoints-high above lava flows which were created out of volcanic activity from McCartys Crater some 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. Then on to La Ventana Natural Arch. This site dates back to dinosaur times and is one of New Mexico's largest arches. As we continued...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Flagstaff, AZ to Grants, NM

Today was a nice easy drive with lots of beautiful rock colors and formations. Bob was most impressed by the lava rocks along the way which I didn't take pictures of. We decided that we would not have time for the trip to Sky City so made plans to stay at the Sky City Casino RV park and make the trip on Saturday. We all went to the casino and Terry and I had a little luck on their free play money. Cathy made salmon kiesh and it was very good. Terry doesn't like kiesh so he had some me time at our rv and made himself rice and beans.

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Jun 12, 2014 - New Mexico

I arrived here at the Grants KOA camp last evening. I decided to have a day of rest before proceeding further. I have some friends that are due in later today so I thought that we would get together tonight and share some good times. We are both headed to the East Coast. They are on there way to Baltimore, MD and I'm of course headed to Waterford, CT. Drove through the Petrified Forest yesterday after leaving Meteor Crater. On the way to way I drove through a little town called Holbrook. It is on Route 66. I saw the famous Tepee Motel....

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Summer Trip 2014

May 7, 2014 - Grants NM - Walmart Parking Lot

It's getting a little toasty in Buckeye, so we are heading north for the summer. Our first night out was in a Walmart parking lot. Rog got us a prime spot on the end and it was really a good place so stop for the night. Meanwhile, I was missing Arizona already - it's chilly in New Mexico. I guess I'll be putting away the shorts for awhile.

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Retired at Last!

Apr 15, 2014 - Grants, New Mexico

We traveled on I-40 through New Mexico to Grants where we stayed at the Grants/Cibola KOA. Traveling into this city we drove through lava beds created by El Malpais part of the Zuni-Bandera volcanic field. Malpais means badlands and as you are driving through the name certainly fits. The KOA park is situated at the edge of these lava fields. Fascinating geological country.

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