We are dedicating this post to Bob Gauvreau, a dear friend of ours who passed away recently. We’ve enjoyed many good times with Bob and Dee Dee over the past few years. They prompted us to camp at Rusty’s RV Ranch, one of their favorite campgrounds where we stayed during this unexpected search for the elusive Elegant Trogon. When you’re […]
With Bernalillo in our rearview mirror, we were now officially eastbound on I-40. True to our desire to not drive more than 200 miles per segment and stay at least two days at each stop, we set eyes on the little town of Tucumcari as our final stop in New Mexico.
We were excited to move 157 miles south from Farmington to Bernalillo, where the “two B’s” would be neighbors – the two B’s were our coach Betsy and our good friends’ home on wheels named Beluga. Yes, we were very happy that Dave and Sue could arrange their schedule so we could meet up as we intersected briefly in New Mexico.
Our trek south and east is well underway, and as you read this we’re already sitting in Alabama! Yup, we’re moving along faster than usual, but doing lots of fun things as we also dodge some severe weather along the way. The fast pace and juggling of our stops has put a bit of a cramp in my blogging efforts, […]
For now, let me take you back two months to our time in New Mexico where Steve continued his recovery. After a post-treatment follow-up with his oncologist, we were OK’d to finally get out of overheated Tucson. Steve wasn’t yet in top shape to drive Betsy, but we just had to move on. The city life with blaring sirens, traffic, […]
The northernmost point of the Turquoise Trail officially ends at the junction of State Highway 14 and Interstate 25, just south of Santa Fe. We set up camp at Santa Fe Skies RV Park (Steve’s review here), which offered spacious sites and panoramic views of four mountain ranges. The park was recommended by our friends Ayn and Chuck, who are now […]
We left the Alien-infested town of Roswell and continued our human trek northward, stopping at Cedar Crest, NM. We had planned this stop close to Albuquerque so we could catch up on some mundane tasks such as haircuts and a grocery stock-up at Costco. But we also had an issue with Betsy’s furnace and a recall on our Honda that had to […]
In ufology, a close encounter is an event in which a person witnesses and/or interacts with an unidentified flying object. A system of event classifications was introduced by an astronomer and UFO researcher, J. Allen Hynek. According to him , Close Encounters of the First Kind refers to visual sightings of an unidentified flying object seemingly less than 500 feet away. A Close Encounter […]
Our drive on FM285 from Pecos, Texas to Carlsbad, New Mexico was the worst stretch of road we’ve ever driven, including even the worst that Alaska and Canada had to offer. We urge folks with RV’s to avoid this filthy, dusty and dangerous road with no place to pull over. Truck traffic is extremely heavy, and there are no attempts to […]