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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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May 20, 2019 - National Parks Adventure

This will be our last update from Albuquerque. We have enjoyed our five months here. We will be heading toward Yellowstone National Park and then Glacier National Park in a few days. We will be making stops along the way before spending a month in Montana. We are hoping to be able to drive the “Going to the Sun" road this time in Glacier National Park. We can’t wait to see all the buffalo, bears and hopefully some moose. I will post updates along the trip if I have good Wi-Fi. Check back later for more from our drive to Montana.

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May 2, 2019 - Unser Family-Museum of Racing

Immigrating from Switzerland, their father Louis and mother Marie eventually settled in Colorado Springs, raising a family by the nearby mountain Pike's Peak. Louis was especially skilled in exploring the then "new-fangled" automobile engine which sparked the interest of their sons. In September 1915 they rode a motorcycle and sidecar to the summit of Pike's Peak, a mountain previously declared to be unscalable. Soon after this conquest, the Colorado City police hired the three Unser brothers to teach them how to ride motorcycles, and in...

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Apr 25, 2019 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

After a late start due to the truck repairs, we arrived at "Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post" around 7:10 pm, just after the office closed. We got stuck in some road work which delayed us almost 45 minutes. I felt like I was back in California commuter traffic. We found our site and got setup. It was a very windy drive today but we did have a tail wind so it helped with the gas mileage. The park was once a trading post on historic Route 66. We overlooked the city of Albuquerque and the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Tomorrow we head...

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Apr 25, 2019 - The City of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque has a Native American influence. While we were visiting, the city was hosting a Gathering of Nations at the Powwow Grounds at Expo NM Fairgrounds. This is a Conference of all tribes from around the world. For us, we were satisfied by visiting the Historic Old Town. This part of Albuquerque has preserved a cluster of desert motif buildings including the oldest church in Albuquerque. We ate at Hacienda Del Rio restaurant that reportedly (see picture of the menu) has served many influential people and actors.

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Apr 11, 2019 - Albuquerque Botanical Gardens & Zoo

I totally forgot to post all the pictures from the trip to the Albuquerque Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Here is a post of information from their site below. It is huge. The Gardens were absolutely beautiful, I will let the pictures tell the story. :-) The Albuquerque Biological Park (or Albuquerque BioPark) is an environmental museum located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It contains four separate facilities: Albuquerque Aquarium - An aquarium with a 285,000-US-gallon (1,080,000 l) ocean tank containing Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from...

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Mar 24, 2019 - Back in Abq for approximately a month

We will be here for about a month closing on the house and seeing doctors for follow up visits. Still sorting out what clothes to keep on board and what to donate. Most everything in the house was auctioned off. We will have one last garage sale and then donate the remaining to charity.

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Mar 8, 2019 - Change in Intinerary

One rule in RVing is "Be Flexible" Due to the quick sale of our Abq house, we had to modify our previous travel plan by eliminating some Arizona state park stops before and after the big RV Rally in Tucson. Return to the our trip journal home page and click on the itinerary box in the upper right corner to view our revised plan.

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Mar 7, 2019 - Back Home Albuquerque

We left Las Vegas early this morning. Believe it or not, we drove all the way back to Albuquerque in one day, a total of 605 miles. We had planned to stop at a hotel halfway, but when we got there, we were not tired, so we just kept rolling. That is one of the longest drives we have made in one day. :-) We drove home a different way and passed by a lot of beautiful views of Lake Mead. We saw the exit to go by Hoover Dam also but chose to move on. We love staying in hotels for a changeup for a few days and then we start missing our RV. It...

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Mar 6, 2019 - Things are a-happenin'

Well folks, it's March 6th and we are in the our Motorhome at Enchanted Trails RV Park 9 miles west of Albuquerque on site E8. The house on Kachina St went on sale Sunday Feb 24th. We got an all cash offer to buy on the following Thursday Feb 28th. After a few days of counter offers regarding closing costs we accepted the offer on Sunday Mar 3rd. House inspection occurred today just after we climbed aboard the RV and headed to the RV Park. We won't know the results of the inspection for another 24-48 hours. The buyers wanted to close the...

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