Trying to Get to Taos

Trip Start Mar 23, 2013
Trip End Jul 31, 2013

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Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Monday, July 11, 2011

We love Taos, we've even looked at moving to Taos or Santa Fe, it is a place we escape to when we can take a break. Taos not only has wonderful food but just an atmosphere about it, artistic and holistic. We wanted to share this place with our grandkids.

We started off with a bang, literally. Driving down I-25, just before the New Mexico border smoke started pouring out from under the RV. Dale was driving and I had been sleeping before my turn to drive. I woke up and was doing something or another when smoke pouring out on my side caught my eye. I told Dale "something’s burning; something is burning, smoke, smoke".

Dale found a place to pull over on a wider part of the shoulder and found the rear right spring broken. This same spring broke a couple of years ago in the northern coast. At that time we had huge hassles with buying another spring and had to buy a set. Now we were glad that we had an extra spring along saving us the hassles of finding one.

Dale was working to get the spring off of the RV when another RV’er stopped. He came over and introduced himself offering to help. The man had been very ill and when his tire blew out was hardly able to change it. No one stopped to help him at that time and he vowed that he would never leave another RV’er by the side of the road without offering to help. What a great philosophy!

After Dale and our new friend worked for probably an hour we were ready to head on down the road again. We gave him a bottle of wine from our collection and we were on our way to Taos.

We arrived at the campground lots later than we had hoped and needed to start immediately on dinner. Charlotte wanted to BBQ some cod and steam some potatoes. We formed our plan to get everything done as quickly as possible.

Dale started a fire in the BBQ and it was about ready for the fish when a camper came by. He told us that there were no fires allowed at all, signs were all over stating that fact. That may have been true but we didn’t see any signs but then we were not paying attention to anything other than the fact we needed to get dinner on. The camper went on to tell Dale that if Dale were caught with the fire we would be fined or that he would be jailed. OPPS! Guess the BBQ wasn’t such a great idea after all. We moved the cod cooking inside and got on with our meal.
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