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Oct 15, 2019 - Albuquerque

The drive to Albuquerque was straight forward on a very straight route 285 and then following I-25 from Santa Fe into Albuquerque. We detoured slightly west on I-40 to fuel up at a familiar Flying J before heading back east to the Albuquerque KOA. Once again, the passenger slide failed to extend. We caught some dinner at Powdrell BBQ and settled in for the night. We were up early the next morning to get the Phaeton to nearby Myers RV where we visited with the RV Service Manager, Brian. We now had two necessary repairs plus two desirable...

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Oct 8, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we got up early, seen the Balloon ascention and went to Sandia mountain for a sky tram ride. The ride took us to an elevation of 10,300 ft, it was 30 degrees colder up there. After the ride up the mountain, we drove to the Pueblo cultural museum. We had lunch at the museum and went back to the RV to tend to our dogs. Later we went to El Pinto for dinner.

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Oct 7, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we awoke to hot air Balloons overhead. We went for an open air trolly tour of Albuquerque. After the trolly ride we went to lunch at Garduno’s in the hotel Albuquerque. After that we went to Old Town to meet Jim & Sue Cook who went to the Balloon fiesta with another tour company. While we were gone they emptied the tanks and refilled the fresh water. Living on a generator is doable with a smart generator system. After that we went to the RV for burgers before the group meeting to discuss tomorrow’s adventure. Another full day.

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Oct 6, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we watched the mass ascention in the morning. Then we had a fine dinner at the coach that consisted of tossed salad, steak on the grill, mushrooms and onion, and a baked potato. After dinner we got together with fellow RVers to go over tomorrow’s events. Then we watched the skydivers and fireworks.

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Oct 5, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we saw the Balloon launch, but not all of them went up due to weather. We traveled about 3/4 mile down to the launch site and shopped for a bit. Then we walked, up hill, back - the walk down was easier than the walk back up. We had a Yankee meeting and then went back down to the Balloon launch site, by car. We witnessed the night glow and fireworks up close. While we were sitting thru the glow, we talked to a woman who skydived and went to work for the circus as a snake charmer, she was in her late 70’s.

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Oct 4, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

Today we traveled from Santa Fe to Albuquerque a distance of about 45 miles. Bea traveled with Helen and Lucy and I the coach and tow. There was a little rain, but not bad. When we arrived at the spot in Albuquerque, it was freshly graded and graveled. No complaints or stickers (sand spurs) to be found.

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Sep 22, 2019 - Albuquerque

Hot dog, jumping frog Day 18 Albuquerque is a large city, the largest in New Mexico. Nevertheless, unlike New York and Chicago it is spread over a large area. Although there are some skyscrapers these do not dominate the skyline. This honour is given to the Sandia Mountains, which look pink at sunset. This morning we are happy to be having a more leisurely day to explore the city. After breakfast (Mark tries green chilli sauce and immediately wishes he hadn't!!) we set off to the Rail Yards Sunday market. We believe we know where we are...

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Sep 12, 2019 - 27th Stop - Albuquerque, NM

9/12/19 - Non-eventful drive today from Holbrook, AZ. We are here for two nights. Originally 3, but it was too far from Sedona, so I broke the drive into two days. The last time in 2003 we were in the area, we rode the bikes with Bryan and Diane from Santa Fe to the top of Sandia Mountain which overlooks Albuquerque. 9/13/19 - Went to Walgreens to renew prescriptions and Walmart for groceries. Took a couple of pics of the sunset and Sandia Mountain from the RV Site. Tomorrow we head for Amarillo, TX and the Big Texan Restaurant. Another 2...

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Aug 1, 2019 - Rt 66 RV Resort

/// August 1, 2019 Rt 66 RV Resort Albuquerque, NM A Travel Day: Last night, our last night in Show Low, we experienced the heaviest rain in a very long time. We even discovered a leak through one of our AC units. I suspect that the cause was water damming up on the roof. I will need to do some caulking first chance I get. This morning we woke early and began our travel preparations. Everything went well and we departed Show Low at 0715 hrs. Our route today would take us east on Hwy 60 into New Mexico and then north on Hwy 36 & 117 towards...

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May 25, 2019 - Albuquerque, NM

May 25th – May 27th Albuquerque Since this is the first city of any size since leaving San Antonio, Beverly was busy hunting for a restaurant. She found Los Poblanos, a historic ranch, inn and restaurant. It was a great choice and the food was superb. We went back the next morning for breakfast and then to the Unser Racing Museum. On this Memorial Day weekend, it seemed fitting to visit the Unser Racing Museum. Between Al, Bobby and Al, Jr., the Unsers won the Indy 500 an amazing record nine (9) times. Until Parnelli Jones found them, the...

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May 24, 2019 - White Sands & NM Space Museum

Alamogordo sits on the edge of the White Sands Missile Range. The missile range and White Sands National Monument and Alamogordo are all in what is basically a huge bathtub. The whole area is surrounded by the San Andres Mountains. The White Sands Nat'l Monument is in area where the wind swirls and pushes up against the mountains and creates the dunes. The sand itself is pure white and is very fine. It is the material used for making wallboard used in home construction. Alamogordo is the home of Holloman Air Force Base. This is where a lot...

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May 23, 2019 - New Mexico

We had the breakfast at the Hotel again this morning with quite a variety of stuff to eat, we left around 7:48 and it was a cold 56 degrees, again traveling off and on I-25 and Rte 66, saw some snow on some mountain peaks, we stopped over in Santa Fe, New Mexico found a parking spot and walked around downtown seeing a lot of stuff and unique buildings, we went into the The Plaza Café for coffee, I had a Mexican Mocha, Buddy had plain old coffee and a slice of coconut cream pie which was awesome, the crust was made of coconut, walked into...

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