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Oct 23, 2019 - Back On The Road

After almost a month in Frisco we thought we were beginning our trek back to California by visiting Dennis’ sister/nieces/their kids in the Houston area for 5-6 days. We did visit them but an opportunity to see a President Trump rally in Dallas on October 17 brought us back to the area. We had a great visit with family in Friendswood, just south of Houston. Dennis, Donna and I took a day trip to Galveston Island where we spent a few hours at the Moody Gardens in their rainforest pyramid. Moody Gardens is a huge complex with attractions such...

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Oct 2, 2018 - October 2, 2018 – Hugoton, Kansas to Socorro, New Mexico

October 2, 2018 – Hugoton, Kansas to Socorro, New Mexico I got an early start – just a few minutes after sunrise. I’ve had good roads all day. The 1st stop today was in Boise City, Oklahoma where I saw a 13’ tall Wizard of Oz tinman. It was made by a local resident to promote his café, but it is now located at the Cimarron Heritage Center. Also on the grounds is a life-size metal brontosaurus. It is a 3-dimensional cutout. Cimmie, the Cimarronasaurus is 65’ long and 35’ tall. At Christmas, Santa rides Cimmie. An anomaly found at the Museum...

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Apr 4, 2017 - Look What the Wind Blew In

April 4, 2017 Look What the Wind Blew In Last Friday morning I left Borrego Springs after enduring a very windy night, gusts up to 66 mph. Trees, cactus and carports were damaged in the RV park and the tennis center had some minor damage. Power went out intermittently. Wanda was unscathed but I lowered her penthouse top early in the day in anticipation. I spent Friday night at an RV Park just east of Casa Grande, AZ which was very nice and very quiet. On Saturday I drove south to Green Valley to visit my friend Kathella. We had a great...

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Born to Wanda

Aug 22, 2015 - Overnight in Socorro

Just a short blog to mark our next spot. After a week in Santa Fe we headed down the road to Socorro, NM for an overnight stop before moving on to our next destination - Eagar, Arizona where we will be for a month. Not much selection here but found an adequate spot in Casey's RV Park. We had to park clear at the end in order to get a spot with 50 amp which we needed with temps in the upper 90's. We'll be glad to finally get to the mountains of Arizona and cooler weather.

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Dec 3, 2014 - to New Mexico

Up @ 8 a.m. to go to downtown Winslow. Found the intersection-still couldn't figure out the song. Took pic & went into a souvieneer store & as the Eagles were playing I finally recognized the song! 1970 vintage, the corner is Rte.66 & 2 St. Kind of neat. I think that the Eagles probably saved that town & made it famous as not much else around there. Got on to Hwy.40, flat desert around. Lot of semi traffic again, pretty scenery until we turned on to Hwy.6 (by pass Alburquerque)onto Hwy.25.Spent the night at Socorro, New Mexico. Some state...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Basque del Apache National Wildlife refuge

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Check out the Friends of Bosque del Apache then on to the lunch at the Owl Bar and Café in San Antonio, NM We took a 2 1/2 hour tour of the facility in a van with 2 wonderful Volunteers. The wind was blowing strong. Later in the day it got to 60 mph gusts. San Antonio, NM is the birthplace of Conrad Hilton....

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Apr 2, 2014 - Nita lift

sorry i’m a little late with my next posting. i’ve been in a sort of wi-fi dead zone (and at+t dead zone!) so my opportunities to post something were limited. plus i’ve had to spend a couple of nights finishing my taxes. (gotta love turbo-tax!) i continue to find friendly people in new mexico. as i left my last post, i was getting a ride from Nita in pie town. she ended up helping me, over two days, to stage my support vehicle ahead such that i had a total of 28 miles i didn’t have to backtrack. plus she operates a hostel house on the...

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Feb 21, 2014 - Last day at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Date: January 21, 2014 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 24º brrrrr High 72º Wildlife count: Mule Deer Year List: 195 Birds: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Ross’s Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-wing Teal, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Eurasian-collared, White-wing & Mourning Doves, Roadrunner, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel,...

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Going West 2014

Feb 20, 2014 - Relaxing day around the Bosque

Date: February 20, 2014 Weather: bright sunshine Temperature: start 44º High 63º Wildlife count: Year List: 194 Birds: Red-winged Blackbirds, Northern Harrier, House Finch, Gambel’s Quail, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Cranes, Chihuahua Raven, American Robin, European Starling, House Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Canada Geese, American Coot, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Snow & Ross’s Geese,...

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Going West 2014

Feb 19, 2014 - Into New Mexico & afternoon at the Bosque

Date: February 19, 2014 Tonight’s Location: San Antonio, New Mexico Mileage: End - 37428 Start - 37237 Total Miles for the day: 191 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 55º High 74º Wildlife count: Red-eared Slider Year List: 191; Life List: 416 Birds: White-winged Dove, Lark Bunting, House Finch, Common Raven, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Meadowlark, Gambel’s Quail, Northern Harrier, Green-winged Teal, Long-billed Dowitchers, Northern Shovelers, American Kestrel, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Canada Geese, Gadwall, American Coot,...

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Going West 2014

Oct 26, 2012 - Fort Stockton to Socorro

Early morning today as we had a longer drive to do. A quick gym workout, breakfast and we were on the road to El Paso just on 400kms away. The morning was cold down around 4 degrees but it was spectacular being on the road as the sun was rising with all the colours changing in the sunlight. Interstate 10 skirts the Mexican border along the way to El Paso so we could look left over the river into Mexico and see all the Border Patrols at work making sure them Mexicans stay on their side of the Rio Grande. We pulled into El Paso mid morning...

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Oct 10, 2012 - Made it

Made it to Socorro on Tuesday night late. Checked into the hotel and unloaded what we would need. Kids were asleep pretty fast after traveling for so long. Kids were up and ready to go this morning as there was a swimming pool. Of course it wasn't indoors but outside. Told the kids that the chance of swimming outside at 9:30 am on a morning in October in Iowa would not be a good thing. The water was warm once you got in and used to it. I would have to say that it was somewhat heated. Now the hot tub that was out there also was the place...

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