Strong Southwest Vibes in Taos

On our first day visiting Taos, as our very first activity, we visited the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church (pictured above) in the small suburb of Ranchos de Taos. We reached the 18th century church via a maze of narrow, unpaved, muddy roads with Spanish names. The plaza of the church is ringed by … Read moreStrong Southwest Vibes in Taos

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

Rocky Mountain High West of Colorado Springs

As clueless flatlanders, we really didn’t pay too much attention to altitude when planning our summer sojourn in Colorado. We generally knew that higher elevation would mean cooler temperatures, but didn’t examine the idea much more closely. We were surprised to find that Pagosa Springs was at over 7,000 fees of elevation, but since we’ve … Read moreRocky Mountain High West of Colorado Springs

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