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Oct 18, 2014 - Back to Our New Mexico Mountain Valley

On Thursday, September 18th, we left San Diego. The goal was Globe, AZ, which was about the halfway point to Tijeras. We crammed that seven-hour drive into nine. We're good about taking a long time to get somewhere. Friday, the 19th, we were off fairly early for what should have been another seven-hour drive. This day, we took ten hours, but we did some sightseeing along the way. I don't know how many times we've driven through the Salt River Canyon, without stopping for pictures. This time, we stopped at every lookout point. Driving across...

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Jul 11, 2014 - New Mexico Mountains

The night was spent the night at Sam's Club, in Roswell, and we'd gone to bed so early, we were up early and were on the road before 8:30am. I drove the long, empty 95-mile stretch from Roswell to Vaughn. In all that emptiness, there is beauty and it was a glorious morning. We saw lots of antelope, which is always a treat. Just before noon, we arrived at our daughter's house in a mountain valley, east of Albuquerque. The thermometer said 69°, but it felt cooler than 69° in Tulsa. Betsy didn't get home until later in the afternoon and then...

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May 29, 2013 - Riding the Turquoise Trail

One day we rode 132 miles on the Turquoise Trail south out of town, including 28 miles up and down to the summit of the Sandia Crest. Sandia Crest Highway (NM 536) is a high scenic drive through parts of the Cibola National Forest. The Crest is a mile above the surrounding countryside and 2 miles above sea level. The winding climb is gorgeous for motorcycle riders! We also visited the ranger station of the forest in Tijeras and walked around the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeology Site where early Pueblos lived during the 14th to early 15th...

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Dec 31, 2012 - No Travel This Month

As we waited around for doctors' appointments, we continued to enjoy our stay with our daughter and her family. Our son-in-law loves Christmas and started his decorating early. He has a great collections of Santas. It seemed like every nook and cranny had a Santa Claus. The grandkids stayed busy, busy, busy, but we enjoyed the time we could spend with them. On the 4th, we drove to Santa Fe for a basketball game - it was our grandson's first varsity game. Such excitement. We went to several games. They lost the first four, but won the next...

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Nov 30, 2012 - November

After our spurt of driving to go to the Air Force Helicopter Pilot reunion, we headed back to our daughter's near Tijeras, NM. This was the plan, because we each had some medical issues that needed to be addressed and there was no better place for us to be than near Albuquerque and parked at our mountain retreat. On the 23rd, after leaving Mackenzie Lake, we were on more back roads, heading toward our daughter's, near Albuquerque. Just west of Clovis, we were greeted with the sight of acres and acres of pumpkins, shining bright orange in...

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Oct 22, 2012 - Madrid, New Mexico

I took Toby for a long walk today because I knew he would be left in the trailer most of the day. Sarah and I decided to head out to Santa Fe for lunch, about 45 miles away. We had already been there but wanted to return and visit the town more leisurely than we did when we were all together last weekend. As we were driving we saw a sign for the town of Madrid (pronounced Maa-Drid) and I remembered that Carol Sanderson (a very nice lady I used to work with at United) said we should stop there. It was 22 miles ahead so we decided to check it...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Stay at home day

It was a lazy day today. Bob and Sarah love football, so it was a stay in day for them. I went to the store to get some toothpaste and as I was walking in I happened to notice an SUV sitting by the entrance with a sign on the back of their trunk that read “Ramon’s Tamales”. Remembering what wonderful tamales we had in Arizona last winter when we stopped at a truck selling homemade tamales, but a Native American recipe, I made a note to myself to check them out when I left. I left the store and of course, forgot about the tamales. Driving...

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Oct 20, 2012 - Back to Albuquerque

My first day as a lone, female RV'r. Not too awful, but I miss my man. Sarah and I took a walk around the hills above the campground. Before we knew it, we got lost. We ended up in a neighborhood of some low income housing, spread amongst the cactus and mountainside. One man driving out of his driveway asked if he could help us. We told him we needed to get back to the campground and he said we could go through his property, over a fence and down to the campground. He didn't mention that it was a barbed wire fence. So, I went across first,...

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Oct 19, 2012 - In Tijeras, New Mexico

John left for Seattle this morning. Bob was kind enough to give him a ride to the airport at 0500. Believe me, I was very appreciative. Toby is one lazy dog. He sleeps in about 1/2 hour after we have risen each morning. I took him for his morning walk and he was ready for breakfast. I am getting used to the morning routine when you have a dog. Keeps me from staying in my jams all day. Sarah and I decided we needed a manicure and pedicure, so Roger drove us and Monique came along. I also cut my own hair a bit shorter. I think I am going to...

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Oct 18, 2012 - New home for the next week

We have moved further north to a higher elevation where it gets really cold at night. But, it is a free stay, so cannot complain. We arrived at Tijeras about 11:00 a.m. and got set up. The gravel site is not too level, so we are listing to the left slighty. When you are walking through a trailer it moves a tiny bit anyway, so it is like walking on the side of a boat. Suspect I will be seasick by the end of the week. Will take photos tomorrow of our place so you can see what "Hidden Valley" looks like. John's older brother, Tom, is very,...

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Jul 31, 2012 - Stationary for Awhile

After our stop in Roswell, we drove to our daughter's house in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Our son-in-law built us (years ago) a full hookup RV pad and it's a great place for us to stop and rest. The mountains are cooler and the nights can be really cool, which makes for great sleeping. We love being with this generous family and having the time with the two grandkids who live in New Mexico. They consider their house our home and we're always welcome to stay as long as we want. So, we're here for awhile with no definite plans.

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Jun 5, 2012 - 7 miles all up hill (not really)

We decided to go for a short bike ride today. We hadn't been on our bikes in at least 2 weeks. We started out by going to the gas station to get air in our tires. I couldn't believe how out of breath I was. On the way back I realized we had been riding uphill the whole way. We felt so good coming down the hill that we decided to keep going (I read about an amazing pizza place 3 blocks away). Turns out the pizza place was 2.5 miles away and was closed. The elevation here is 6000 feet and very hilly. I had to get off several times on the way...

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