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May 2, 2016 - Portales

Portales is small town near the Texas border. Our first stop was the Hampton Peanut factory. Now I know that your life would not be complete unless you know how those peanuts in the shell got salty. Well...they are soaked in brine for about a half hour and then roasted. Hampton sends peanuts all over the world. The next stop was the Blackwater Draw. This was the first place in the world where they found evidence of the Clovis culture. Clovis is the name archaeologists have given to the earliest well-established human culture in the North...

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Nov 7, 2012 - Portales NM - Oasis Campground

Our first "desert" campground! Spent several days here at the Oasis campground, enjoying the warm weather. Only one draw back - biting flies! So, when Conde Nast named Charleston SC people's top choice for a vacation destination, they must have also name Oasis State Campground in New Mexico as the number one choice of biting flies! Still, the weather was great, so it was nice to be outside, if you didn't mind a few bug bites.

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Retired at Last!

Jan 10, 2008 - Portales, New Mexico

We returned to Portales to attend the military retirement ceremonies for Trish's sister Karla. Karla spent 29 years in the Air Force and retired as a Chief Master Sargent. It was a wonderful ceremony and we were honored by being allowed to sit up front.

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Nov 15, 2007 - Portales, New Mexico

We arrived a day early in Portales, New Mexico to spend time with Trish's sister Karla and her Husband Fred. They had made arrangements for us to park on their property and provided us with 30 AMP electricity, water and sewer after Fred and I dug a hole and buried a couple of barrels. We were planning on staying unti the 15th of January for Karla's retirement from the Air Force. We stayed there for three weeks until we needed some trailer repairs and moved our operation to Albuquerque and planned on returning for the happy occassion.

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