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Nov 30, 2018 - When Something is Wrong With My Baby

Ruidoso, New Mexico. Over the years, the dogs and I have come to love this place. We first visited in 2006, when I was living in Lubbock. Since then, it has become a welcome respite for us. We love the mountains and the cool air...the wonderful hiking...the quaint town...and the wild horses! This was also the place of Presley’s one and only “skunking”. When friend Cathy invited us to join her in Ruidoso at her condo, I believed it would be the perfect getaway to end our 2018 travels. I never dreamed it would become the final resting place...

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Gypsy Journey

Nov 19, 2017 - Distinctive Sights and Smells in the Land of Enchantment

Enchant or to delight to a high degree. New Mexico is appropriately named in my opinion. After a quick week in Onalaska to work on Gypsy, exchange clothes and gather mail, I was invited to stay in my friend’s (Cathy) condo in Alto, New Mexico (just outside of Ruidoso) for a couple of weeks. Do you ever have moments of just total awe? I’ll never forget how I felt each morning when I would drive across the Potomac river in D.C. to work. The traffic on the George Washington Parkway was always horrendous and I would be in a bad mood...UNTIL I...

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Gypsy Journey

Nov 9, 2017 - Oprah’s Got Nothin’ On Me

I don’t like to drive. In fact, I pretty much hate it. But, your home is an RV, no? Very true. So, over this past 1 1/2 years, I have discovered the best way to travel...especially if you don’t like to drive and you have no choice but to be the driver (although Presley would love to, no doubt!). First, you buy Gypsy Red. I love her and I love to drive her. I sit up high...really high...and have a panoramic view of the land in front of Gypsy. Yes, SUV’s (like my GMC) are just too low for me now after driving Gypsy. Not only do I sit up high,...

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Gypsy Journey

Oct 1, 2017 - Cross-country drive Sep 10 - Oct 2

Embarked on road trip from Jacksonville to NC Outer Banks to New Mexico taking mostly secondary roads. Gordon traveled to Guyana for this period and we joined back up in Raleigh before heading home. So cool and beautiful in Taos that Gordon and I heading back there in October to backpack.

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LUCKY 58

Aug 13, 2017 - 46th Wedding Anniversary and Shooting

August 13, 2017 Today is our 46th wedding anniversary. Ironically, if you reverse the numbers in the shortened year you get the date of our wedding 8/13/71. A measure of the strength of this bond is that I was out shooting most of the day and she was doing laundry at home. But when I got home we were on the way to the shopping again, and we had a great time. We got back in time to dress for dinner. We tried the Inn of the Mountain Gods again for dinner, and this time I did not get sick. They were very accommodating to our diet needs and the...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Main match starts at Billy the Kid Breakout: Dragon Hill Dave humbled.

August 12, 2017 Agarita Annie and Nueces Slim gave me a ride to the range early so we could help Gunsmoke Cowboy get the range set up. That poor guy did not have any help from the local club (it is a really small club) and he and his wife Pitch a Fit were pretty much it until Agarita Annie and Nueces Slim showed up. We put out the carpets on the stages and painted targets and unloaded ice and put out the ice chests with the water and all the other stuff you do at a range when you are preparing a shot. That let Gunsmoke Cowboy do all the...

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Aug 11, 2017 - Sidematches at Billy the Kid Breakout

August 11, 2017 Susan took me out to the range in the morning around 9:30 so I could help Gunsmoke Cowboy get the range set up for the day. WE didn’t have much to do because Gunsmoke had driven back to Capitan to get ice and hay bales. But it was a chance to greet some of the shooters coming in for the shoot and check out the targets and stages. When Gunsmoke arrived about an hour later, things heated up quickly. We unloaded the water and hay bales, got the scenarios posted, and prepared for the side match afternoon. I had not planned to...

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Aug 10, 2017 - Working at the range to prepare for the Breakout

August 10, 2017- This morning Agarita Annie and Nueces Slim picked me up at the RV Park and we went out to help Gunsmoke Cowboy set up the range for Friday’s shooting. We worked on the .22 targets, which involve shooting a red actuator that will release golf balls down a chute for the shooter to engage. Another stage involves J tubes with small openings toward the shooter and a widened mouth at the top where a golf ball will sit. Object is to put a round through the small hole and pop up the golf ball. A team shoot will involve one shooter...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Doing Roswell and motivating to Ruidoso

August 9, 2017 Doing nothing was not an option this morning. We had resolved to go downtown and do a little Roswell sightseeing, which of course means the UFO Museum and other UFO themed shops. We went with a mission to find Susan some UFO socks (done), find a couple of UFO shirts for our grandson Arthur (done) and other shopping (we ended up with an Alien head good for putting hats on). We ate lunch, and made it back to the RV by about 12:15. We were on the road by 12:50. We drove to Ruidoso on some pretty nice roads--Roswell is not far...

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Jan 27, 2017 - New Mexico

Carlsbad is quite an amazing place, on one side of it are the caverns, on the other side are potash mines, seen Mosiac mine and then oil rigs, everything under ground because above ground is not that pretty. We went for a side trip to Hobbs and went to Roswell. We went through the UFO museum. We then headed to Ruidoso for the night. It is higher elevation there and things seem to be buildt into the side of a mountain. Especially our hotel, Best Western for $69. Best kept secret because there is a sign along the highway but I was not sure...

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Brenner 2017

Sep 3, 2016 - Ruidoso RV Resort

/// Ruidoso RV Resort Ruidoso, NM Saturday – September 3, 2016 A Travel Day: // As we did not unhitch from the FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY last evening my pre-travel routine today was shorter than normal. It rained hard last evening and we found that the door leaks. Camped in Raton Pass overnight at an elevation of 7,835 feet above sea level offers a unique view of approaching storms. We were up early and hit the road by 7:30 A.M. Our travel route today would take us south on I-25 to Romeroville and then south on US 84; US 54 south to Carrizozo....

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May 24, 2016 - Cloudcroft

Two more days in Ruidoso and then on to Santa Fe. We were told about a scenic drive through a small ski town of Cloudcroft. The town and most of the ride is through the Mescalero Apache reservation. What a beautiful piece of land! Throughout the ride we had beautiful scenery, but the ride out of the reservation down to the town of Alamogordo (a drop of 4,000' in elevation) provided some awesome vistas. In one area, you could see the White Sands Missile Range which was 30 or so miles away. In Alamogordo, we stopped at the New Mexico History...

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