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New Mexico

Lights Out at Rusty’s RV Ranch…

  RUSTY’S RV RANCH.  The ranch is located in New Mexico’s high desert, with 360 degree mountain views. This is a captivating land of hallowed mountains, red rock canyons and vast serene plateaus.  The Native Americans who reside in the many reservations here present a vision of hope for humankind’s relationship to the natural world by … Continue reading »

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Hidden Valley Ranch RV Resort…

WAS THIS A GOOD IDEA?  As we drove the seven mile road to Hidden Valley Ranch outside the little town of Deming, New Mexico, we wondered if we’d made a mistake. The spot is a working cattle and horse ranch located far, far off the beaten path. The dirt road leading to the ranch is so … Continue reading »

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A Drive to Remember…

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU.  What if I told you we took our Jeep on a drive over the mountains shown in the first picture of the series? Would you believe me? What if I told you that we found about 30 big horn sheep climbing precariously on the cliffs at the side of the … Continue reading »

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Santa Fe, New Mexico…

OUR VISIT TO “THE CITY.” We’ve been in the Santa Fe area for a couple of weeks, but where we’re staying is at Cochiti Lake, a CoE park located about twenty miles south of Santa Fe and surrounded by vast Indian reservation lands. For those of you who missed my description a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading »

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Cochiti Lake, New Mexico…

SOMETIMES WE WANT TO BE TOURISTS. Since we left home more than four years ago to begin our Great American Adventure exploring America, we’ve more often that not wanted to be tourists…to see all the places in this great country that we’d never had a chance to see until now. But having been on the road … Continue reading »

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Las Vegas, New Mexico…

BREEZING THROUGH LAS VEGAS. Today is our second short stop in the little historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. We were here briefly in October of 2014, when we were in the area to explore Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands National Park and all the UFO sites in Roswell, New Mexico. This time we’ll just be here … Continue reading »

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Driving through Colorado into New Mexico…

KANSAS IS BEHIND US.  Kansas is behind us and as we enter Colorado we find ourselves in a vast and sparsely populated area called  the Comanche National Grassland. In the distance we see the snow covered mountains around Denver and we’re glad that we made the decision to change our route and avoid the severe weather … Continue reading »

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New Mexico to Fort Stockton, Texas…

OCTOBER 17, 2014: “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” U.S. ROUTE 285 SOUTH. Today’s drive took us from the Carlsbad Caverns area in New Mexico all the way down Route 285 into West Texas, where we stopped for the night at an RV park in the  little town of Fort … Continue reading »

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Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 15, 2014: “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” CARLSBAD CAVERNS. As we began our final approach to the Texas Hill Country for the winter, we stopped … Continue reading »

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Driving the back road to Carlsbad, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 14, 2014: “Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” WE DROVE EAST ON STATE ROUTE 82. For our drive from White Sands to our next stop at the famous Carlsbad Caverns, we took the scenic byway, rather than the Interstate. Whenever possible and time permits, we’re staying off the “big roads” and … Continue reading »

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White Sands: Serene, stark, vast and unique…

OCTOBER 11, 2014. WHITE SANDS, NEW MEXICO. Only one word in the English language describes this place. The word is “unbelievable.” It doesn’t matter how long you stand atop these glistening white hills, staring infinitely beyond the white abyss with the craggy dark mountains in the distance…the only word that describes it is “unbelievable.” Located … Continue reading »

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Tularosa, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 9, 2014. TULAROSA, NEW MEXICO: CITY OF ROSES. Our drive from Roswell to White Sands today took us along State Route 70, through uninterrupted fields where you could see for miles and then over a 7,500 foot mountain pass before we descended in the driving rain toward Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument. The … Continue reading »

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Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen, Roswell, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 7, 2014. LOS CERRITOS MEXICAN KITCHEN was our restaurant choice for dinner tonight. I don’t know if  Roswell’s Little Green Men enjoy Mexican food, but if so I bet they come here often. The food was good and the service was outstanding.  The place is casual. It’s clean as a whistle. It has the … Continue reading »

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Roswell, New Mexico: Spaceships and Little Green Men…

OCTOBER 5, 2014. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO. Visiting New Mexico without stopping in Roswell to learn about aliens, flying saucers and little green men just wouldn’t be right, would it? So we came here and parked at the local Elks Lodge. As I mentioned last year in an early post, I joined the Elks Club because … Continue reading »

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Las Vegas, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 4, 2014. NEW MEXICO HAS A LAS VEGAS, TOO. It’s a little town about 65 miles east of Santa Fe, and it’s as far as we were able to drive today from our last stop in Colorado Springs. The town is separated by the Gallinas River into two sections. The west part of the … Continue reading »

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