Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here
The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here September 6th.
Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.
In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!</div?
So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.
As a holder of the New Mexico Annual Camping Permit (non-resident $225), I can stay up to three weeks in a park. If desired, electricity can be had for $4 a day. It’s a perfect place for me to be while I rest and recuperate from the May 27th accident. There are 38 parks in the system.
The locals tell me this is an unseasonably hot summer. So much so, if I have outside things to do I need to get them done by 10:00 AM, after which time I retreat to the comfort of the air conditioning of the motorhome.
Yesterday I needed a few grocery items, so that meant a one-way trip of 20 miles to Chama to the nearest store. While there, I decided to take a ride a few miles north of town to view the scenery. It was pretty, but on a major roadway with no pull-off areas. I did manage to find a small spot to pull-off and take some photos of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway heading out of town.
Here are some of the photos that I took…
As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…
I’ve been thinking about taking this train which goes to Antonio, Colorado…64 miles distant and return. Mary and I recently took the ride on The Durango & Silverton Scenic Railway. If you missed that Blog entry, you can view it by clicking this link…
At this point I’ve pretty much decided against taking this train ride. The reason is, riding in the regular cars is hot and stuffy, the windows only open half-way, you cannot (for the most part) see what is coming up ahead and taking photos is a very difficult and awkward process. To really enjoy the sights and to be able to take lots of good photos, you need to ride in the open gondola car like the one we rode in on the Durango & Silverton train. Here’s a photo of that car…
As you can see it has seats and a roof to provide shade.
On the Cumbres & Toltec train, the gondola car is nothing but an open box with sides about three feet high. No seats or shade covering…
With all the fees included, the ride in this train is $101 and change. If this train had a gondola car like the Durango & Silverton, I’d probably take this train ride. But for $101 and change, to have to stand up and bounce around for several hours just is not appealing to me that much…so mostly likely I will pass on riding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!