Catching up on Life in Truth or Consequences, NM

After our stop at the Very Large Array we returned to the Rio Grande Valley. This ribbon of green has always been, and continues to be, the main artery of life through the very arid New Mexico desert. Proceeding south along the river via I25, our next stop was at a state park situated along … Read more Catching up on Life in Truth or Consequences, NM

Bulging Shopping Totes and Radio Telescopes

After the conclusion of the exhilarating yet exhausting Balloon Fiesta we relocated a short distance to a private RV park located next to a casino in the Albuquerque area. Albuquerque is very clearly the commercial center of New Mexico, since almost half of the state’s 2 million residents live in the ABQ area. This meant … Read more Bulging Shopping Totes and Radio Telescopes

The Best of Times and the Worst of Times at Balloon Fiesta

Attending the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque is a double bucket list item for us (well, me). It’s an event sponsored by Canon, and it is a photographer’s delight. It is also a major stop for RVers, since being parked right on the festival grounds gives RVers unparalleled access to the event. So we signed … Read more The Best of Times and the Worst of Times at Balloon Fiesta

Change of Plans in Walsenburg, and Technical Difficulties

When we originally planned our summer sojourn in Colorado, for this past week we had penciled in a stay at yet another scenic national forest campground near Salida/Poncha Springs — O’Haver Lake. But several weeks ago we reevaluated our situation and decided that we wanted to do something different. O’Haver sounds very charming, but it … Read more Change of Plans in Walsenburg, and Technical Difficulties

Doing My Civic Duty: Called for Jury Service While Full Time RVing

There we were, minding our own business, happily hiking through the Rocky Mountains, when I received the mail that many travelers dread: a jury summons from our official county of residence in Florida. Fortunately during a museum visit this week I was able to find a photo that perfectly depicts my feelings about this development: … Read more Doing My Civic Duty: Called for Jury Service While Full Time RVing