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... run where police had roads closed and finally found a metered park. We walked to the plaza and the Palace of the Governors, where along one side the native Indians were selling hand crafted jewellery items set out on blankets on the ground. A lot of silver necklaces and bracelets as well as items made from coral and small coloured stones. I found a tiger coral ring that I liked from a guy who had been making and selling items at the marketplace for 30 years. ...
... in the 1960's. The countryside was fantastic, stunning vistas, orange rock formations and trees bent over double from the Texan winds, and the odd bit of tumbleweed all add to the adventure. And so into New Mexico and our 6th State. During my research I had found an old motel on the National Historic Register called the Blue Swallow Motel in a small town called Tucumcari. The motel was built in 1939 as a ...
After leaving Bowie we continued north on 287 to I-40 seeing bits and pieces of Route 66.
We ran into very severe weather just inside New Mexico. The cross wind was so bad that I had to reduce our speed down to 40mph. It was literally raining sideways pushing rain in through the side windows of the camper. I've never driven in such a strong cross wind and care not to ever again.
The Santa Rosa campground is nice but a bit pricey. ...
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.
... the drop of the water table. - According to the host, the flies can be bad. He attributed them to the farms. • Was told by several people that this was a beautiful park when the springs flowed. - The restrooms & showers need addition attention . - We stayed just one night and would do so again. Good stopping place. Weather during our visit -- ...
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