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May 25, 2013 - Acoma Sky City

Off to Acoma Sky City which is a pueblo on top of a mesa. About 10 miles south of highway so easy drive. Got there in time to get the 9:30 tour. Boarded a shuttle bus to get to the top of the mesa. It is 376' above the valley floor. The road was blasted out of the side of the mesa by two different movie companies who wanted to use the pueblo in a movie. It is the oldest inhabited community in North America dating back to 1100 AD. Marilyn bought a small traditionally made (coil) painted pot from one of the artists who lived on top. After the...

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May 24, 2013 - Back on the Road

On the road early. We followed the Turquoise Trail - a National Scenic Byway - south from Santa Fe. A beautiful drive. Joined I-40 and headed west. Easy drive through Albuquerque and arrived at the Dancing Eagle Casino in Laguna, New Mexico. RV park was gravel and dusty and we knew that 6 miles west was the Sky City Casino with a much nicer park. Headed west again and we were correct. Big pull through sites. Have decided to stay two nights as we found out when registering that at Sky City they were having Memorial Day celebrations all...

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Sep 13, 2011 - Sky City

We tried to leave Tucumcari fairly early to miss the afternoon winds - but the next door neighbor's car wouldn't start so Ron used the pickup to give him a jump. We still were gassed up and on the road by 9 so we didn't do too bad. The trip was uneventful (just the way we like it) and even Albuquerque wasn't bad. The last time we went thru there was a nightmare because of the road construction - but now the road is multi-lane and not bad at all. There was an accident on the far west side but we even got thru there OK as they had just...

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Summer 2011 Travels