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Feb 24, 2018 - More fun in Las Cruces

2-24-18 More fun in Las Cruces The last few days have been unstructured which was our plan for this trip to Las Cruces. We wanted to chill and learn the area a bit more. We managed to do a few things….. 1. Mac and Bob went shooting again……fun 2. Julie and Bob went to a movie, Game Night…..good 3. Dinners with Mac and Rose…yum! 4. Went to the Farmers and Crafts Market on Main Street Las Cruces, got a free book. 5. Cruised through parts of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument…very pretty 6. Tried to go to the Farm and Ranch...

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Feb 22, 2018 - Into El Paso, TX

2-22-18 A trip to El Paso, TX Today we decided to head down to El Paso, Texas to check it out. We had to run by Costco then the hobby shop, (Las Cruces has neither). We got our supplies at Costco then went to Hal’s Hobby Warehouse which is world class. They had most of what I was looking for. After the hobby shop it was off to the El Paso Radio Controllers club field in the middle of nowhere east of El Paso. Nobody was out there, but Julie and I got a look see. Looks like a nice place to fly. We returned to Las Cruces for dinner at the...

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Feb 21, 2018 - Fun in Las Cruces...The first two days

2-21-18 Fun in Las Cruces. The first two days. We have been having fun thus far in Las Cruces taking in the area and meeting up with our good friends Mac and Rose. Tuesday morning, (2-20-18), Julie and I took around town and up to the the RC field in Las Cruces. The field is on the landfill and appears to be a joint venture with the city of Las Cruces and the Mesila Valley MAC. Very nice site with asphalt crossing runways and a very nicely laid out pit area. Nobody was flying when we were there as it was windy and a weekday. Might return...

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Feb 7, 2018 - Passng through New Mexicao

Onward toward Texas. We did not stop too much today but did stop at a place called Butterfield Station. It is a junky tourist shop now but was part of the Butterfield Stage route in its day. There were signs leading up to this place for miles about the “thing”. See the “thing”. So we stopped to see the “thing”. It was some kind of weird thing that kind of resembled a mummified indian in a glass box. I did not even take a picture of it. Just weird. I did see a Canyon Towhee when we were pumping gas. That is a new bird for me. At least it was...

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Feb 6, 2018 - Las Cruces, NM

Traveling I-10 185 miles to Las Cruces where we again stayed at KOA. Lots of rewards to use so are taking advantage of KOA's. Terrible wind storm Tuesday night where the park lost power, but by morning all was restored. Staying here a few days to refill prescriptions and get the new truck looked at. Trouble with the built-in exhaust brake. Other than that, the truck is performing really well. Good mileage, quiet, and comfortable and with the new hitch, makes hooking and unhooking so much easier.

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Winter 2018

Jan 14, 2018 - Last Day in Las Cruces & Mesilla

It was an up and down night. Our Aqua Hot is acting up. Our fix is already in Quartzite. We are trying to stay warm until we get there. Saturday night was a bit of a stretch. We woke up at 1:20 to the smell of diesel and the Aqua Hot off. Reset and it lasted about 20 minutes. Reset and it got us back to sleep. I woke up a little after six and it was off again. Thermometer against the outside wall showed 54 degrees. A little cool. But we survived. We restarted it a couple of times and managed to get the coach warm. But it was a beautiful...

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Jan 13, 2018 - Las Cruces Bound and Down

Wow, we woke up this morning in the parking lot of WalMart in Fort Stockton. As Sadie and I went out for our quick morning walk in 31 degree weather, I took count and there were now 19 RV's and 3 semi's. It took a little while to get everything ready to go for various reasons but we did manage to pull out about 8:45 a.m. And then it was off to roll on some more new highway. Fascinating scenery and while we started out at about 3,300 feet above sea level it was not long before we checked and were near 4,500 feet in elevation. About two hours...

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Dec 29, 2017 - Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces is a stopover we are making in order to check out the area. Las Cruces is a place that is often mentioned as "one of the 10 best places in America to retire." We were not impressed with the town, but it has gorgeous views of the mountains and fabulous Mexican food! The RV park was in town and not much to look at, but was surprisingly clean and well kept, and also quiet at night. Las Cruces and it's surrounding countryside advocate "dark sky" reduction in light pollution, making the night sky very scenic.

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Oct 10, 2017 - Las Cruces NM

Monday’s drive from Tucson to Las Cruces fortunately was a breeze...literally. There were high wind warnings all the way along I-10, but this time it was the ever-elusive tailwind for us. In fact, according to the coach dash computer, we were getting over 11mpg for a stretch. Now, that may not sound all that impressive but since we have seen sub-6mpg before anything in double-digits is a keeper. We wheeled into the Hacienda RV Park on the south side of Las Cruces and got set up, then did a whole lot of nothing after that. The plan was to...

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Sep 7, 2017 - A Travel Day - Las Cruces KOA

/// Thursday - September 7, 2017 A Travel Day: Leg #6 With a trip today of just 195 miles we took our time preparing to travel. We finally departed Roswell by 9:15 A.M. Our route today would take us west on US 70, through Ruidoso, Alamogordo and past White Sands. The road conditions today were mostly good with just a few rough spots and very little road construction. Traffic was light and the weather was clear and calm. Once again, with the ride so easy we drove straight through and arrived at the Las Cruces KOA by 1:00 P.M. Check-in was...

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May 28, 2017 - Finally out of Texas

Well today is going to be the day we get out of Texas. 800+ miles across the state with a slight side trip to Waco. Everyone knows that Texas is a big state and probably could be its own country, but when you drive across it you really can get an appreciation of the size of Texas-- BIG! We got an early start out of Junction, since we knew that we had to drive about 480 miles. Turns out when the road is straight and the speed limit is 75 it is not too bad. The topography in west Texas is quite varied. Lots of rolling hills and grass lands...

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May 14, 2017 - NM-Las Cruces-LaPosta

We ate at our favorite Mexican restaurant here in Las Cruces - La Posta - it was a rest stop along the way for stage coaches. Here is their story: As we say in Spanish, “my house is your house” and we are pleased that you are paying us this visit. The history of this famous Mexican restaurant a stone's throw from Las Cruces, NM is long and colorful. This is the original La Posta. For more than a century and a half, these adobe walls have withstood the attack of elements and man, sheltering such personalities as Billy the Kid, Kit Carson,...

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