Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wrapping Up Here at the Royal Gorge CG - 13 days and counting

As full timers, we have learn to be patience. And the pass week was no difference, as road construction was on the highway. So, you can see by the photos what some of our time went to:

During our time at the CG, we came across this object paying next to a electrical box:

On the back was the words, if you find this you can keep or re-hide. All they asked is you post on Facebook under "    ".

One of the places we found was a drum factory and store:

The drum on it side was made for Mick Fleetwood for concerts, however he has never picked it up. So it remains at the store.

I thought this photo was neat at the clouds show a mountain.

We also made the journey to Los Alamos for the day. Needless to say, many people have been there, so there was no need to capture photos. But i will say, we found a Paw Friendly Pub, where we enjoyed chicken tacos and a beer on the patio.

The final trip was the enchanted circle. One place we stopped allowed a short hike in the Carson National Forest.

One of the last stops of the day was the town of Eagle Nest: Susan and I both agreed, this would make a great place for a fall rally. Prices were great, fishing awesome, hiking in the NF and just plane quiet place for a few people. Best route in, would be from Raton, NM. 

Eagle Nest

This week, PBS has been showing a 10 part series on Vietnam. I have seen most every show on Vietnam, and try to understand the WHY?

The 2 photos came for the Vietnam Memorial located in Angel Fire:

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 The last photo I cannot really describe. Put if you click on the photo, notice the bracelets on the top shelf, left side. Total number is 7, these are the MIA's that have been returned, compared to the ones still missing that were from the area.

DaGirls Travels
Aka Dakota & Tilly
Safe Travels and Journeys
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Taos New Mexico–Countdown to AIBF

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Now along the way into town, we went the backway in. Dirt road, steep hills, driving next to the gorge, plus beautiful views. Yes a car can traverse this route, slow and easy is all it takes.

This back way in would take us to the Royal Gorge on Hwy 64. A real bridge, yes a real bridge that spans over the gorge and you can walk or drive over it. Of course driving in, allows you to come into Taos. Walking of course allows for good PHOTOS ops.
Which we took advantage of:


Ok, as we enter into Taos, we saw signs about an auto show along with produce market. We located a free parking space, and then Susan, DaGirls and I went in-search of photos;

Thinking of you Gary

One of the things I like about Taos ?   PAW FRIENDY, yes you heard me right. We located cafes, brew pubs, and restaurants with dog friendly patios.

Along the way, I spotted the Brew Pup, that is, wait, wait for it, paw friendly…..another big YEA. This is a place we are coming back to.

Today I selected  5 Star Burger place. The reviews on it did not let us down and neither did the restaurant let Dakota and Tilly down either.  By the time we were done, home-made puppy biscuits for them, bowl of ice cold water, a sampling of our lunch, YUM, and for desert? They had larger cups of ICE CREAM than Susan or I.  We will come again. YEA.

As we walked around the plaza on Saturday, a produce market was in full swing. We were amazed at the produce being hawked around the plaza.

Finally, as we were leaving the plaza, we spotted a ride. Needless to say, we could not resists:


Counting Down the Days

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Aka Dakota & Tilly
Safe Travels and Journeys
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Day 23–Countdown to AIBF

First, loss track of time, it is now 19 days and counting. See what happens with no service or worries. Or really, I am justing posting this on the 17th day of Sept

This writing really happen on Sept. 12th to the 14th. 

We landed around 11 ish, at the Abiqui COE Campground off of NM Hwy 96, just south of NM Hwy 84. Susan scored us a site for 2 days, with Electric (50amp) and water. Although with lots of Sun, power is no problem.

Photos from possible rain fall in the distance;


First place of business, site, back-in and setup. Susan was right on the money, in parking the Rv in just the right spot. We did not need any parking blocks. Second order of business ? Relax of course on the patio, with shade and slight breeze. After relaxing, it was off to scout the area, even though it is, mid 80’s right now and sunny. The girls did not mind, but they reminded us – BRING WATER. Susan to the rescue:


Once after the walk, and we know when it is time to head home, as Dakota takes her lease and heads to the Rv. Once inside, she commanded A/C, and now. She says, we have 50 amps, let me be cool on the floor in front of the vents.

DaGirls Travels
Aka Dakota & Tilly
Safe Travels and Journeys
You Tube Video - Roadrunner Song

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chama, New Mexico–Day 22 and Counting Down

Our day outing today was Georgia O'keeffe and Ghost Retreat just north of our CG.

If you are in the area, a stop is nice, but unless you are into hiking, horse-back riding, or taking a walking tour and looking at the small museums, you can really you can get a better perspective by reading.

Ok, so, after that we drove north to Chama, NM. Chama is just 8 miles from the Colorado state line. Which I did not know at the time. But we walked around, visited the train depot and even had lunch at a small Mexican/American restaurant.

Anyway, once done it was time to head back, get ready for dinner and prepare to leave in the morning.

I know, I know, sometimes I am very winded and other times very short, either way, I try to leave a little information as to where we have been, and where we ae going. Taking Photos always help, people decide whether or not to visit the places where we have been.

Remember our Rv is 40 Ft., so if we can do it so can you. Sometimes all it takes is a little work on leveling. Remember no tires off the ground.

DaGirls Travels
Aka Dakota & Tilly
Safe Travels and Journeys
You Tube Video - Roadrunner Song