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May 30, 2010 - Sunday - A Day of Rest

Susan fixed a great breakfast and then I did a little maintenance work around the RV, like empty the tanks and climb up on the roof and lubricate the TV antenna. The only thing missing at this RV park is cable TV so we're using our basic rabbit ears and we can receive all of two stations, one of which is the PBS channel. It's almost 5 PM and I've spent the entire afternoon working on our journal. It's very time consuming after we lost the days in Abiquiu with no reception and we got behind. So all I have to do to catch up, now, is to upload...

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May 29, 2010 - Taos Pueblo

From Monte Bello RV Park – El Prado, NM – 6 Miles West of Taos Today we visited the oldest continuously inhabited community in the USA; Taos Pueblo. Natives of this tribe today welcome visitors to the “Place of the Red Willows” as they have for hundreds of years. It has always been a crossroads for trade and this continues today with the activity of many shops, galleries and other vendors located in the village. Taos is the northernmost of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos. They speak Tiwa as their language which is unwritten, unrecorded and will...

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May 29, 2010 - Taos Farmer's Market, etc.

We started off with a great breakfast (Huevos Rancheros) at Michael's, the locals favorite, sort of like T Ray's in Fernandina Beach. Then we walked a couple of corner's to the Saturday Farmer's market which is about the same size as ours and quite nice. In addition to the regular stuff they also had some ducks for sale, a 'hand counselor' (palmist) and a really neat thing - some tables and chairs under a canopy by the food vendors. After the market we drove out to Taos Pueblo, one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the...

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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 28, 2010 - Martinez & Carson

From Monte Bello RV Park – El Prado, NM – Just 6 miles West of Taos We began our search for history, facts, stories, folklore and uniqueness in the Taos area and this northeastern section of New Mexico today. In our few trips into Taos since our arrival Tuesday, we have noted the quaintness of the historical downtown area with its older adobe structures. Also the fact that 80% of all roads off the main thoroughfare are dirt has caught our attention. Also, you can not be in a hurry to reach a destination at the far west side of Taos as there...

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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 - 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 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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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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