So follow our travels from "The Beginning" until now "wherever that may be".

Friday, January 27, 2012

Beautiful Views

This week we took another trip up to Cloudcroft and then took another highway that took us to Ruidosa.  The views were absolutely gorgeous.  Had a great lunch at a Mexican restaurant their called Le Hacienda.  It had snowed the night before up there so we saw alot of snow.  However, the road was cleared but snow was piled on the side.

Yesterday we were out again for Judy to get a haircut and we saw a man riding a longhorn cow.  Couldn't believe it so had to get some pictures.  So be sure to look at all the pictures below:

Some of the snow scenes

Mountain drive

Mtn Drive with view of white sands in the distance

Another Mtn view from drive

Looking thru mts at white sands in the distance

Snow piled on side of road

View from Kmart Parking lot

Bob with truck that the Eagle Ranch founder learned to drive on as a young lad

Cow Horse in middle of Alamogordo

Later, Judy & Bob

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cloudcroft, NM

We are settling in here and beginning to feel at home.  Our work is not hard and it's only 2 days per week.  And, Judy is not busy all day so she can carry our paperwork, etc., into the office with her so that saves on what she has to do when off.  She just has to be there in case someone comes in.  So she now has a new laptop and is portable with her computer.

Thursday we rode up to Cloudcroft.  It is up in the mountains east of us and is at just over 8000 feet high.  The trip up and back was breathtaking at times.  And, I say that in more ways than one - the view and looking down over the side of the mountains from the truck.  There was snow up there and it is only 16 miles up  from Alamogordo.  We took a bunch of pictures but they're not downloaded yet.  Soon, I'm going to shock  everyone and do a posting of just pictures taken since we have arrived here.

We have mountains on both sides of the basin here - part of the Rockies.  I was not aware they came this far south but they do.  The ones to the east which are actually in our back door are called the Sacramento Mtns.  Of course these are very rocky and barren but when you get way up there, many are covered in evergreen trees (and snow).  When we were up there this week, we could see the white sands between us and the mtns. on the west side which are a little farther away.  We can stand outside our RV and see mountains in both directions - east and west.

Life is great,


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Mexico

Well folks, we are finally getting settled here in New Mexico where we will be until the end of March.  We are volunteering 2 days a week for a campground, Boothill RV Resort so hope to have plenty of time for sightseeing and rest once we're caught up.

Amazon and Kentucky were terrible.  We won't make that mistake again.  On our way here from there we detoured back thru Alabama for Bob to see a doctor.  The report was good so here we are.  Had some truck problems on our way but made it all the way and that is now fixed.  We stopped at the Ford place in Lubbock, TX to attempt to have the truck repaired.  They wanted $2,000 so Bob told them to put a bandaid on and he was going to Alamagordo.  It made it here and the repair was $200.  That is quite a big difference.

Boothill is a nice campground and if you are ever through here.  The owners are wonderful and thanks to him, we found the garage that fixed the truck.  We got here on January 3rd and have mostly just been getting ourselves familiarized with the town and catching up from working at Amazon.  Have tried the locally grown pistachio nuts and they were wonderful.  Can't wait to stop and get some more.  Will take some pictures of the groves and post here.  Judy has taken a few pictures but haven't gotten them downloaded yet.  Will get that done next week and post.

We don't promise to post daily but will post at least weekly while we are here. We thank our followers for being patient during times of no posting.  Hope you will continue to follow us thru our journeys.  God has been good to us and we know he will continue to be as we journey thru this beautiful country of ours.

That's all for now,