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 moreBulging Shopping Totes and Radio Telescopes

Quick Stopover at Cochiti Lake, NM

In a true testament to the ruggedness of New Mexico terrain, the distance from our campground at Bandelier National Monument to our next campsite at the Cochiti Lake Recreation Area is less than 10 miles as the crow flies, but our relocation drive was 75 miles long and involved backtracking through Santa Fe. We had … Read moreQuick Stopover at Cochiti Lake, NM

Atomic City Explorations

As certified science geeks, we could not visit northern New Mexico without making a stop at Los Alamos, home of the scientific laboratory component of the Manhattan Project which created the world’s first nuclear weapons. The extreme secrecy of the project’s purpose and location – personnel, supplies, and mail all arrived in Santa Fe – … Read moreAtomic City Explorations

Feeling the Heat at Navajo Dam

We have a commitment in Pagosa Springs, Colorado beginning on June 9, so we filled the week after our Durango stay by making a quick visit to northern New Mexico in the vicinity of the Navajo Dam project. For what seems like the very first time in 2019, we had truly warm weather, with daytime … Read moreFeeling the Heat at Navajo Dam

Ancient Cities, Late Snow, and a New Jack in Cortez, CO

With Ken’s health steadily improving, and no further need to stay in the Moab area, we were happy to head east into Colorado in search of new adventures. The main focus of this visit would be Mesa Verde National Park and the surrounding areas of archaeological interest. The Four Corners region and particularly Southwestern Colorado … Read moreAncient Cities, Late Snow, and a New Jack in Cortez, CO