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May 28, 2010 - Friday's Adventures

Today our travels are to the D H Lawrence Monument, Taos Ski area, the village of Arroyo Seco and the Millicent Rogers Museum. Here's Susan........... The Monument is located on the ranch that Mabel Dodge Luhan gave to Frieda and DH, and Frieda gave it to the University of New Mexico in the 1950's when she died. It is a beautiful ride up the mountain on a well kept dirt road, and at the top are some very old buildings, including the "ranch" as well as other buildings hidden in the trees that are used for conferences and classes. Actually,...

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May 27, 2010 - The Enchanted Circle

Our first full day in Taos we drove around a portion of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the center of the loop being Wheeler Peak, the highest point in new Mexico at 13,161 feet. Our first stop was Angel Fire, a four season resort with skiing and golfing. There's an airport there and we find out that many of the property owners are Texans since, on a good day, the drive is only ten hours from Denton just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park is just a short distance past Angel Fire. This is the first...

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May 26, 2010 - Reached Our New Location

From Monte Bello RV Park – El Prado, NM – 6 Miles West of Taos, NM We are in our new home base in what I will refer to as Taos, NM. The physical address of the park is El Prado, NM but in RV Park Reviews and other discussions about the park, it is referred to as being in “Taos”. It again like Mom & Pops in Farmington, a very small park with only 19 sites, all pull through and full hookups with 50 amp. We are in a site that our large back window looks out to the mountains that still have a slight dusting of snow on top; these are the...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

May 26, 2010 - On To Taos

We had a great time in Abiquiu but it was time to say good bye to our friend Debra and our wonderful campground hosts at the lake. Debra is on the Abiquiu artist's studio tour in October and it wouldn't surprise me if Susan flew out for the event. If not, I know she will be there for Debra's first workshop in the new studio. Taos is only 65 miles away and the trip was through (22 miles) the town of Espanola - this is where Abiquiu-ans do their monthly (or less) shopping. From Santa Fe there is the scenic high road through the mountains and...

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May 19, 2010 - Day Trip to Taos

At the last campground in Albuquerque we met another couple, Jeannette and Charlie, who also have a Winnebago Adventurer. They have two dogs instead of one like us. Originally from Trenton, NJ, they now live in central Florida. They left Florida a month ago and are traveling in their motorhome this summer through the northwest and west. We are in adjoining campsites in Santa Fe for a few days. It's been a lot of fun even if we did have to watch two Yankee/Red Sox games with them as we rooted for opposite teams! It all turned out really...

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May 14, 2010 - Taos, NM & a Tour of Churches

From Riana Campground in Abiquiu Lake COE CG in Abiquiu, New Mexico … This morning I got up at 7:30 to work on the blog since I was too lazy to do it last night. Charlie got up about 8:15. While I finished up on the laptop, he made some Belgian waffles and bacon. After we cleaned up the dishes, we sat outside over another cup of coffee. It was already 69 degrees at 11:00, so we took advantage of the warm temperatures for a while. By noon we headed out in the truck. Charlie had mapped out a scenic drive for us today. The first part of our...

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On the Road Again

Apr 27, 2010 - days 14-17

On the way to Durango, we saw some beautiful scenery. Had to go over part of Rockies, pass higher than Mt Hood. Pretty impressive, however on the 40 mile trip at dusk, we saw only one car and it was snowing. Oops, another Bob decision (don't worry Mary this won't be any problem). Durango, small town not much there. Got to Taos about 9PM couldn't find our RV location (GPS took us to a dirt road), so spent nite in Walmart parking lot. Great no fees! Spent day at Pueblo Village. Unbelievable that current Native Am actually live the way they...

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Apr 26, 2010 - Taos, New Mexico

SCENIC ROAD TO TAOS: Following the suggestions of a guide book, we take the scenic “high road” toward Taos, following NM 503 from 84/285 and then NM 98 through Chimayo and then Truchas and Placitas. As we climb the switchbacks, we are very glad that we are driving the car rather than the RV. We also enjoy seeing the landscape change from the flat desert, to scrub pines, to the tall pine trees that remind us of the California and Virginia mountains—very refreshing. SANTUARIO DE CHIMAYO: We stop at the19th century Santuario de Chimayo, which...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Taos

We had a short 100 mile drive this morning and arrived in Taos, New Mexico at noon. We decided on a RV Park in town rather than a campground on the other side of the mountain so that we would be able to optimize our day and see as much as we could in one afternoon. We got all set up and headed right downtown. It didn’t take us long to figure out that this wonderful Mecca for artists was not going to be conquered in an afternoon, at least one more day is in order, even though the nights will be extremely cold. We spent the afternoon poking...

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Oct 12, 2009 - Living in the high desert of Taos

The drive to Taos today was interesting but got really fun when we reached the town of Espanola and started using SR-68 which follows the Rio Grande through a very pretty canyon. The aspens are turning and that helped with the look of the canyon. We also came close to the Rio Grande Gorge but didn't take time to stop and check it out. Oh, we didn't drive through Santa Fe but took 599 that skirts around the city and avoids all of that traffic. It is good to be back into the high desert. We have a great view out the back of the trailer of the...

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2009 Explorations

Sep 8, 2009 - The Enchanted Circle

Today we drove “The Enchanted Circle” drive east of Taos (Hwy 38 and Hwy 64). We went through Red River, Eagles Nest, and Angle Fire. We also stopped at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial just outside of Angle Fire. This drive circles Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest point, and the scenery is truly magnificent. Luckily, the deer we spotted agreed to stay off the road so we had no mishaps with them. Although it rained on us on and off during the drive the scenery was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. After a day of walking and...

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Sep 3, 2009 - A Bridge Too High and Taos

We are in Taos, New Mexico, tonight after a lovely couple of days enjoying the wilderness (no cell phone or Internet connection) of the Carson National Forest. We took pleasure in the solitude, wildlife, and quiet afforded us on the secluded slopes of this national forest. After rising to a sunny crisp morning today we headed to Taos. Our route took us across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is 650 feet above the Rio Grande and is the fifth highest bridge in the United States. I don’t like heights, therefore, this...

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