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For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Aug 31, 2016

Albuquerque

I finally drove out of the extreme heat. I headed out this morning and decided to make Albuquerque my destination for a couple of reasons. I realized that a holiday was coming up and I didn't want to get caught without a place to stay. I saw several casinos on the way in, but I wasn't sure whether they allowed RV parking. I found a nice park, not fancy, with great wifi, unlike last night, and I'm staying for a week while I explore the area and adjust to the altitude. I felt miserable when I had it last time. I came armed with a supplement that I bought on Amazon and a couple of cans of Oxygen that I will try out if I start to feel sick, and I drank water all day. So far so good. I'm hoping that staying at 5K feet for a while will eliminate problems when I head up to Santa Fe, Taos, and Durango, etc. I chose this park because it was only $18. per night and had a pool so I could keep up my exercise routine. Only after I had signed in did I find that the pool is out of order, and they don't think it will be fixed any time soon. :( I was too tired to try to find another park. I may be able to find a motel or hotel nearby that will allow me to use theirs.

The drive was long, today, but I was pleasantly surprised with the ride on I40. The last time I drove it, it was like a washboard. Bump, bump, bump. I didn't run into any traffic to mention until I got to Albuquerque at commute hour, and coming from Atlanta I, it's a stretch to say traffic. All and all, I haven't been on one bad road this whole trip.

I was amazed going through the panhandle of Texas at how many more giant Turbine windmills there are since I was last here--seemed like thousands. I tried to get a picture, but I couldn't so here's an interesting article from the web. Texas is Smart! Our country should not be dependent on other countries for energy. Congratulations to Texas. I thought I would be exaggerating by saying I thought there were thousands, but according to the link, there really are thousands. Texas is number 1 in developing wind energy.

I'm ready for a day of rest. I didn't unhook the trailer--just hooked up the electric and water. My neck was stiff and my back sore so I'll get out tomorrow--maybe. I want to scout around to see things I think Susan will be interested in when she comes out. We only have a short time here so I want to make the best of it.

Maybe tomorrow I'll finally have some pictures. I'm even too lazy to get up to get the little flip flop. Tomorrow.

15 comments:

  1. Glad you found a place to park for this crazy and last weekend of summer outings. And I'm happy your going to stay put for a week. If my truck was set up I might have driven over to see you. But there are lots if things to see there from what I hear. Rest and enjoy, will be waiting to see some pictures.

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    1. Like a dope I started replying to comments in email thinking it would reach the blog. LOL Yes, I'm glad to be parked. Unhitched this morning. 5 minutes and done. :) Thanks for reading, Jo. Hope you're feeling 100% by now. Hugs to Fred.

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  2. The atomic museum is fantastic. We also really liked the balloon museum. Old downtown is a great place to explore. I'm glad you're staying for awhile and relaxing. It's in the mid 90's here in Billings and I'm sure glad it's not going to last. Saturday it's only going to be 76. We always stay at Enchanted Trails RV park when we're there. Have a great time and good breathing.

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    1. I answered you in email. LOL I was going to venture out, today, but I think I'm taking a day of rest. I wanted to make sure I got in for the holiday, then decided to get a weekly rate and fool around here for a while. Glad you're seeing the end of the hot weather. I just can't take it. I was up at 6:30 this morning and feel pretty good. Still drinking plenty of water.

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  3. The atomic museum is fantastic. We also really liked the balloon museum. Old downtown is a great place to explore. I'm glad you're staying for awhile and relaxing. It's in the mid 90's here in Billings and I'm sure glad it's not going to last. Saturday it's only going to be 76. We always stay at Enchanted Trails RV park when we're there. Have a great time and good breathing.

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  4. We are staying at Enchanted Trails RV Park but are leaving tomorrow to head to Texas and are not looking forward to the heat and storms...hopefully we will not get too much of either. Enjoy the weather here, we have been soaking it up for weeks now but it's time to move onward. 5,000' did not hurt us too much for our breathing but 6,000' in Flagstaff was almost too much. Take care and safe travels!

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    1. OMIGOSH, we are in the same park! What site are you in? It's delightful, here. I drove through torrential rains, yesterday. Hopefully, they'll be gone by the time you get on the road.

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  5. You're making good time! Unless you already have respiratory problems, usually altitude sickness does not hit until 8000' or higher. You can still notice the thinner air, but you shouldn't get the headaches, etc. Hope the wind stays calm for you; NM seems famous for high winds!
    Janis www.littlebittyliving.com

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    1. If I hadn't taken back roads through Arkansas, I would have been here days ago. I had really bad altitude sickness one year in Pagosa Springs CO and I never want it again. Had a touch in Santa Fe and Taos last time. I don't ordinarily have respiratory problems, but I'm going to make sure I don't feel altitude, again!

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  6. Here's a website that has reviews of casinos that allow RV parking. Some have fantastic benefits, like the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette, MI where we are now....real off-pavement RV parking with free electricity, picnic tables, garbage cans, shade! They give you a $15 voucher for free play, a free drink ticket and after the first day, additional $5 free play vouchers daily! They even have water faucet on the building with a long hose so you can fill up your tanks. The only thing lacking is a dump station! AND there's no stay limit! We heard yesterday of someone who stayed here for two months!! (I think that's pretty greedy)
    Janis www.littlebittyliving.com

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    1. I was going to ask you in email where the link was. I forgot and was answering comments thinking they'd come here. What a brain drain. Thanks. I know I can always get good information from you. I've bookmarked the link you sent in email. Thanks. Say hi to Deb! I have trouble with your blog on my phone (I forget my passwords all the time), but I know it's a good resource. I have no problem, here, and will be hopping on over soon.

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  7. Forgot to give you the link! Scroll down and you can enter a city/state to Search. http://www.casinocamper.com/rv-parking-locations

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  8. Glad you're prepared to deal with the altitude adjustment this time. We sold Therapy and the Wee Fit to a couple who live in Santa Fe. You might see them driving around if they are out and about. Enjoy your time in NM.

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    1. Thanks, Russ. I'll look for Therapy and Wee Fit when I'm in Santa Fe. You never know! Someone commented and they are in this park. I look like a witch. I have to shower and wash my hair and see if I can find them!

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  9. I think you're making a smart decision by staying put for the week. You've made such good timing already and it's important to get acclimated to the climate since you're not sure how you'll adjust yet. On a Holiday weekend like this, it's good to just stay put and fill up your own energy reserves. You've earned it. One day at a time and go at your own pace. xo

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