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Shakespeare Ghost Town

Shakespeare Ghost Town

Today we visited Stratford upon Avon. That is the ruins of the historic Stratford Hotel on Avon Avenue in the ghost town of Shakespeare near Lordsburg, New Mexico. A small spring here in southern New Mexico served as a source of water for travelers at least since the...

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An Enormous Sandbox

An Enormous Sandbox

See Park Video White Sands National Monument is beyond amazing. Yes, it's a giant sandbox that totally dwarfs the toy front end loader that someone left behind. With Paul, as our local guide, we stopped at the visitor center then drove out beyond the end of the...

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Raining in Tucumcari

Raining in Tucumcari

Paused for the night near the town of Tucumcari, New Mexico. Last night the evening sky was gorgeous. This morning we took advantage of the fact that this KOA offers meals and walked to the office for breakfast. While we were enjoying our coffee and eggs we chatted...

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One Wave, Repeat

One Wave, Repeat

One of the treats of visiting Santa Fe is the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the luxury of the hot tubs at Ten Thousand Waves. Since we kept missing the natural hot springs as we traveled through the mountainous areas we decided to indulge ourselves. We enjoyed a...

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New Knees for Gigi

New Knees for Gigi

Routine maintenance is just one of those things. Keeping the wheel bearings in good working order is an important part of being able to roll down the road. Earlier this trip we stopped and had them lubricated. Today, after calling ahead, we stopped at Santa Fe RV and...

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The Ramble Resumes

The Ramble Resumes

After getting ourselves unpacked and repacked, we joined Bill for coffee at Las Chivas then re-provisioned at the market at The Agora. We bid Bill goodbye then headed north on US-285. We first planned to camp at Navajo Lake State Park, but wanted to log a few more...

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Solstice Sunrise

Solstice Sunrise

It's the beginning of the longest day of the year! It's fun knowing that we'll celebrate it in Santa Fe. This evokes memories of a visit here at winter solstice when to go for a walk we had to bundle up against the cold and snow. Instead of that, today we will be...

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Cleopatra and the Flapper

Cleopatra and the Flapper

After our 18K step round trip walk to the coffee shop this morning and showers, the day for the three of us was centered around errands and communications with family members. We needed to locate a particular flapper (the plumbing kind) and a specialty battery for one...

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Kubota and Izanami

Kubota and Izanami

What a enchanting evening. We basked in the relaxing atmosphere of Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa. If you've never experienced it, put it on your list. We enjoyed a soak in the Kobuta, one of their wooden hot tubs. We attempted the cold plunge but neither of us...

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King’s Palace Tour

King’s Palace Tour

See Park Video Early this morning we returned to Carlsbad Caverns and this time we entered through the Natural Entrance, past the Bat Flight Amphitheater where we remember watching the bat flight at dusk one evening in September 1974. No bats there today though....

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.