Posts Tagged With: road less traveled

Sumner Lake State Park, New Mexico Day 1 (GA276)

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here for a while.

 

This entry was posted October 26, 2012…

 

 Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

 

 

Yesterday I drove the motorhome from Santa Rosa Lake State Park the about 40 miles south to Sumner Lake State Park. I had a choice of two routes…rather straight boring road with lots of traffic or a back road. You know…like the road less traveled.

 

 

It was an unusual and unexpected drive. If you remember yesterday’s Blog entry, I took the same road into Puente de Luna and continued south on this nice newly repaved roadway…

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of miles beyond this point is when the surprises began. Either the New Mexico State Highway Department forgot to put up the sign or somebody stole the sign that said…WARNING PRIMITIVE ROAD NEXT 25 MILES.

 

 

 

 

 

The nice newly-repaved road ended on to long-ago paved road and within a couple of miles became washboarded dirt road…

 

 

 

 

 

It was decision time. Either I continue on or double-back about 20 miles to the straight boring road. Heck…I thought…I’m a veteran of a 2004, 343 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip through Mexico and Central America! How bad can this be? So I continued on out into the middle of nowhere. Bumping along between almost stopped on 10-15 miles per hour…

 

 

 

 

 

In its own way it was pretty, quiet and desolate country with a couple of bull ranches along the way…

 

 

 

 

 

The bulls took the motorhome passing lying down…like saying no big deal…we see dozens of motorhomes go by here every day! Truth is I did not see another vehicle moving or otherwise for 30 miles. It certainly was the road less traveled!!!

 

 

 

 

 

On and on I went…bumping and rattling along…

 

 

 

 

 

Until finally…two hours later I came to some long-ago pavement once again…

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly thereafter I came to Sumner Lake State Park…

 

 

 

 

 

Where, from the door of the motorhome, I have a peek-a-boo view of the lake…

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, I always like to show the view from the dinette window…

 

 

Other than the washboarded road…it was a very pleasant journey on the road less traveled. The 40 mile trip took me a total of three hours. Do the math! I expect to depart here this coming Sunday.

 

 

So much for my $50 wash-job on the motorhome and Bronco less than 10 days ago. Such is life! It’s a lousy job but someone’s got to do it!  🙂

 

 

Enjoying interesting out-of-the-way places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

 

 

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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 81 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

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!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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