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Travel Blogs from Clovis
We decided to get some fresh air and swung by Kix on route 66 to sink a pot of coffee, before picking up some Lowe's sandwich supplies for lunch. Lunch was bologna, turkey or ham rolls with miracle whip, American mustard and plastic cheese.
After lunch we sat and chatted to Mon and, after 4 days practice, successfully managed to complete a crossword ...
... one of our five a day banked we made our way back to the motel room and on route had an encounter with the world largest month, easily 10cm in length.
Running out of ideas for entertainment we stayed in the motel room for around an hour and waited for the temperature outside to change from warm and pleasant to frick'n hot! Finally with a plan formulated and the clock reading 9am we decided that things surely must be open ...
... we completed a few crossword puzzles in the usual haphazard manner:
Dad: "7 down, Zorro accessory, six letters, ending in 'ET'?"
- Stoney silence and puzzled faces -
Dad: [Turning to the back of the book] "RUSSET!!"
- More puzzled faces -
Mon: "What's a russet?"
Dad: "It's a Zorro accessory"
- Five minutes later -
Dad: "Oh, my mistake! 5 down 'winter apple' was the russet, Zorro's accessory is a ...
High on my bucket was (and I say was) Taos. Poor Tom drove about nine hours, some of them in a raging rain storm. Taos was a bust. We immediately headed for Santa Fe.
The ride, however to Taos was nothing short of spectacular. The landscapes were like paintings. We traveled through sage brush fields and majestic mountains. We miss so much of this beautiful country when we travel by plane.
Campsite Site #20 - New Mexico State Park with site water, electric, & dump station nearby. Elevation about 4,000 ft. Notes - Quiet campsites - Declining cottonwood trees due to the drought. - Pond no longer spring feed due to dropping water tables. - The pond area is nicely landscaped and stocked with trout in the winter & catfish in the summer. - ...