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Oct 24, 2018 - On the Down Side

Monday was our turn to do dinner, so our shopping trip included something to barbecue. We shopped at Walmart since I had a lot of paper products to stock up on before we head south. Unfortunately, they were out of several items on my list, most notably being the Cornish hens I wanted to barbecue for dinner. So we settled for plain chicken breasts, which turned out pretty good anyway. After dinner Johnny made the coffee and we got the board set up for another round of 5 Straight. I do believe we have created a monster! Today will be our...

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Oct 21, 2018 - Laundry Day

Today is laundry day. For me. Don announced that he is going for a hike. Drat! We taught them how to play Five Straight this evening after dinner. They caught on to the gist of the game with no problem, but are still having some difficulty with the finer points. Kathy and I beat them the first 3 games.

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Oct 20, 2018 - A Full Day

Kathy, an avid quilter, had taken her machine into Ruidoso for some repair earlier in the week. And, since we STILL had not gotten Don’s last prescription filled, we all drove into Ruidoso early in the morning. This was new scenery for us since we had come in from the other direction the last 3 times we drove in. Don was happy that Johnny drove; he was able to enjoy the scenery. Everyone at the quilt shop greeted Kathy like a long lost relative and I even got a hug. She got her machine, and made arrangements to buy a fully adjustable long...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Onward !

We were sad that we did not get much hiking in, but it was time to go. Again, not a long drive as we only went as far as Tularosa to stay with ( camphost) friends Kathy and Johnny. We worked for them a season at Junction Creek in Durango. And it was they who got us into the manager gig in Pagosa. They have full hookups for us, but it is always entertaining to get in their driveway, as Don has to back in for ¼ mile. It was especially challenging today since they had also gotten the recent rain and the edges were really soggy. In all, Don did...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Three Rivers Petroglyph Nat”l Rec. Area, North of Tularosa, NM

We headed south on Hwy 54 from the Valley of Fire State Park to the Three Rivers Petroglyph Nat”l Rec. Area, North of Tularosa, NM. Three Rivers is a very small park with only 2 water and electric sites. We got there around 10:30 am and was told had one of the 2 site would be available. There are over 21,000 petroglyphs at Three Rivers. We took our hike on the Petroglyph trail and saw the 11 petroglyphs marked on the trail…fantastic view on our climb up. When we returned from our hike, our site was empty and we moved in. The site is quite...

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Feb 22, 2013 - White sands national monument

Today we traveled by car about 50 miles east of Las Cruses to White Sands National Monument. This is the largest Gypsum dune field in the world. Beautiful Dunes of white sand everywhere. You are allowed to drive 8 miles into the dunes. There are areas to park and walk into the dunes. Different vegetation is able to grow but eventually they get covered by the shifting sand. All this beautiful soft sand and no water. There are snakes ,lizards, beetles and fox inhabitants but non during our visit.. It was sunny but cool (about 16*C) The dunes...

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Mar 30, 2008 - Lots to see in New Mexico

The four of us spent 6 days in the town of Tularosa, New Mexico. We did alot of day trips. We felt the cool sand between our toes at the White Sand National Park. We went to the Space Museum, also went to the IMAX there, saw the movie "Walking on the Moon" Saw the rock cravings at the Three River Petroglyph. Walked on lava at the Valley of Fire. Had to go see where Smokey the Bear was buried. Also where Billy the kid hung out. Lots to do.

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