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Oct 22, 2015 - Las Cruses, New Mexico

We left Ft. Stockton this morning at 0810 and arrived in Las Cruses, New Mexico around 1300. We traveled about 275 miles but we also picked up an extra hour when we entered the Mountain Time Zone. The drive was a very easy drive with clear skies and no wind. We did observe some evidence of the storms damage as we traveled westward but we noticed more damage as we neared El Paso, Texas and into Las Cuses, New Mexico. We will be here for only one night and we will leave for Tucson, Arizona where we will stay for two days. Tucson is about 275...

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Oct 22, 2015 - Las Cruces, NM

We had a good drive today getting in early once again. We have been leaving earlier then normal so that we could get in more miles. After getting set up and having a couple hours to relax we left the park to visit the Mesilla Plaza in Old Town. We have been there before but some of them had not. The area was established in the early 1800's. Billy the Kid was sent to trial here and was sentenced to hang. It was one of the stops for the Overland Stage Lines from 1858 to 1861. It was the forerunner to the Pony Express. We enjoyed walking...

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Oct 22, 2015 - Days 72-73 San Antonio, TX to Las Cruces, NM

October 21, 2015 Day 72 San Antonio, TX to Fort Stockton, TX We left the Braunig Lake RV Park about 7 am and got fuel next door at the Velero gas station. Diesel was $2.259/ gal. We took the I-35 north to the I-410 west to I-10 west. Our destination is 330 miles at Fort Stockton RV Park in Fort Stockton, TX. We had some rain off and on for the first half but the wind which was strong at the start got progressively worse as the day progressed. After a stop for lunch, we arrived at the campgrounds about 4 pm. The wind didn’t abate this...

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Oct 18, 2015 - las cruces nm - old historic la mesilla

visit http://www.mesilla.com these are our days 9 & 10 photo links https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day9Rt180West?authkey=Gv1sRgCLad1Le_hfyttgE https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Day10Rt180West02?authkey=Gv1sRgCLi2_6b3kLnEag

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Oct 17, 2015 - days 12,13,14 - las cruces nm - rv park

days 12, 13, & 14 in las cruces nm & la medulla historic plaza we missed a mariachi show in the plaza that day but I asked someone to email me some videos, if they do I will send to everyone...this plaza is where they have, next week, the day of the dead program, (dia de los muertos) if you remember we were here for that a few years ago and sent photos... our 3 days photos https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/Days121314InLasCrucesNmLaMesilla?authkey=Gv1sRgCI-Gidq4xqjZ4QE Click the link below to see where we are located....

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Oct 12, 2015 - White Sands National Monument and Missile Range

While in Las Cruces, we stayed at Hacienda RV Resort which turned out to live up to it's name as being a true resort. It's one of the nicer RV resorts that we've stayed in. They have a beautiful clubhouse and we had a spacious site. It's also near historic Old Mesilla - in fact walking distance. We had been there before but wanted to revisit, so headed down our first day. We were lucky to come upon a jazz concert in the plaza. We explored the shops in the square, then settled on lunch in the atrium of the 150 year old Double Eagle...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Ghost Town of Chloride

I think this is going to be a 2 part entry as I took a lot of photos. We learned so much history that I knew I would not be able to tell you all I wanted to tell you in just one entry. CJ, the RV Park's owner, picked us up in her car and we drove the little over an hour to an old ghost town. The drive was beautiful giving us a chance to see a different part of New Mexico we haven’t seen yet. Lush and green rolling hills and an area called Red Rock because of the color of the earth. We also drove past Ted Turner’s land ….huge amount of...

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Jul 15, 2015 - Arrey, New Mexico

We decided to stay around town for a few more days. There are a couple of ghost towns close by that we want to see and since we are not on a time line the decision to stick around was easy for us. There is a very little town here called Arrey. It has a café, a post office, a tiny grocery store and an elementary school. In 2010 the population was 232….and now 5 years later, not sure how many they have, but I guess enough to support an elementary school. The owner of the RV park told us to go to the Arrey Café as they had really good food....

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Jul 14, 2015 - Truth or Consequences

For those in the know, it is T or C…..for the rest of you, we visited Truth or Consequences today. Here is the history of T or C….. “Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to Truth or Consequences, the title of a popular NBC Radio program. In 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show; Hot Springs won the honor. Edwards visited the town during the first weekend of May for the next 50 years. This...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Caballo Lake State Park

Our first stop today was in Hatch. We had promised our sons that we would pick up some chiles for them since Hatch is considered the Chile Capital of the World. Yep, there are chiles everywhere. I have put Hatch on the map in my journal a couple times before but, even so, I will add a couple photos from today. After picking up XXHOT chile powder and other hot goodies we noticed a very non-descript building with a lot of cars in front of it. It was the B & E Burrito restaurant. Of course, we had to stop in. John had a delicious red chile...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Elephant Butte

Today we decided to take Toby with us for our little trip to see Elephant Butte State Park, known as the “Diamond in the Desert”. Lots of bird watching, fishing, boating, and hiking for vacationers. The lake is the largest in New Mexico, 84th largest man-made lake in the U.S. The name "Elephant Butte" refers to a volcanic core similar to Devils Tower in Wyoming. It is now an island in the lake. The butte was said to have the shape of an elephant lying on its side. Hmmm, we had a bit of a time seeing it, but with a lot of study, we kinda...

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Jul 11, 2015 - Back on the road....

We both work up early. I think we were so excited to head out and restart our adventure. All things went better than we had thought. We were a well-oiled team….ready to hitch up and take off. We both got the house together, locked up and went outside to load Toby in the backseat of the truck and I got myself in the position to help John line up the 5th wheel. John gets the truck lined up, goes over to the automatic leveler system, and pushes buttons and the rear levelers go up. He hits the button for the front…..nothing. He hits them again,...

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