"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Egg’s Been Rolling,


but the writer has about lost his Mojo.  I find it hard to make myself take, edit, and file pictures for the blog, anymore.  We left home almost two weeks ago, heading for Cloudcroft, New Mexico.  The first three days were made up of just driving.  We stopped at Tyler State Park, Lake Colorado City State Park, and Brantley Lake State Park on the way.  It was above 100* at each of those stops, so we didn’t do anything but park the trailer, turn on the air conditioner, and wait for it to cool down inside.

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What a blessing it was to arrive at Silver campground, just a mile or two from the village of Cloudcroft.  The highest it got the eight days we were there was the middle 70’s.  Lows in the nights ranged from the high forties to low fifties.

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We spent those eight days visiting with friend from Texas.  They were all like us, escaping the Summer heat at home.  We sat around enjoying each others company,

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as well as making a few day trips.

One of those was to Hatch, NM.  The green chili capitol of the Country.  Sparky’s has the reputation of having the best green chili cheese burger there is.

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Quite a place.

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Waiting on our food.  When it arrived, it looked so good I forgot to get a picture.

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They have lots of characters you don’t see anymore.

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Another day it was BBQ, in Cloudcroft.  Some of the best food I’ve ever tasted.  That’s brisket and a beef rib.  The rib weighed over a pound.  Yea, I ate the whole thing, but wanted nothing for supper.

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Another day found us at the beach of New Mexico.

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It’s definitely white, and plentiful.

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Picnic areas.

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A fascinating landscape, for sure.

Monday afternoon, the 15th. finds us at Heron Lake State Park.  A few miles South of Chama, New Mexico.  How long we’ll stay here is anyone’s guess.  It’s cool, has water and electric, and costs $14.00 a night. 

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It’s hard to beat that…..jc


  1. We had a great time in the White Sands:) I now sometimes resort to using my phone for pictures for the blog:(

  2. Great post...I will be rolling in 3 weeks, after Labor Day...I think I may try to hang out at Cloudcroft a few days, depending on weather...I really like the area you're currently in...I stumbled upon it in 2014....I really enjoyed the CoE camp at Abiqui Lake which is a little south of you...rate with old greezer card is 8 dollars...I know what you mean about Blog Mojo"...I'm having the same problem...BTW, a magnificent sunset shot(last photo)...take care my Friend...Horst sends

  3. Love White Sands! Seeing you all in jackets provoked feelings of envy. Ditto the ribs.

  4. Nice to see you're getting out and about. White Sands is still on my list. Those toasty temps look awful. Nice and cool on the North Rim.

  5. The White Sands photo with the road and clouds is my fav.
    Looking forward to seeing you two.

    It's time to blog again...sigh.

  6. Fun stops...glad you're still in travel gear. Mojo? One day I'll catch up our latest...what a ride!

  7. Fun stops...glad you're still in travel gear. Mojo? One day I'll catch up our latest...what a ride!


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