Super 8 Motel Socorro
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Middle of nowhere...pretty spooky no ranger, no campground host, no information or directions posted except don't shoot your guns and keep your dog on a leash. So we stayed couldn't figure out where or pay or how much so Grady asked another camper and they said they thought it was free. The camp was called water canyon and was next to an observatory. No complaints they had clean bathrooms and everything worked out ...
Our second stop in the west was our 4th annual post Thanksgiving day visit to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge located about 1.5 hours south of Albuquerque in central New Mexico.
We camp at Bosque Birdwatchers RV park just outside of the refuge. We will rendezvous here with other members of the Camera Club of Tucson to spend several days photographing the birds, and enjoying the inspiring morning blastoffs and takeoffs ...
... the meteorite was largely vaporized although some fragments have been found as much as two miles away in Canyon Diablo. the rock was shattered and the surface start of the desert was flipped and turned upside down. the explosion created a nuclear wind with wind speeds estimated as being up to 500 mph!! Sadly, we are unable to upload any images to either Facebook or this blog at the moment so you'll just have to take our word for it - stunning.
... pie with macaroon absolutely delicious.
The couple at the table across from us were from Western Australia and are travelling by RV for a month, we chatted for a while.
We saw the National Radio Astronomy and the huge array of radio telescopes see the photos.
Arrived at Socorro at 1730. traveled 202 miles today it was a good ride.
... a block off the main road, and lots of cute old fashion Southwestern buildings dotted the pedestrian friendly street.
Eventually we headed back to the room and decided to go have some New Mexican cuisine at the Mexican diner next to the hotel called "El Camino". It was a very old school diner with a authentic Mexican twist, which I found fun, refreshing, and enjoyable. The food was quite yummy and I even saw a Tech ...