Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 11, 2012 – Albuquerque Balloon Museum and Fiesta People & Fireworks

This morning we watched the early morning Balloon Fiesta activities on television. Soon thereafter, as the winds were again from the south, we had our own show as some of them drifted over our campground. We were then off to … Continue reading

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October 10, 2012 – New Mexico Museum of Natural History

This morning we again watched as scores balloons rose from the Fiesta launch area about 20 miles south of our campground and then loomed larger as they drifted north, some directly over our campground. We then left for the New … Continue reading

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October 9, 2012 – A Visit From Hot Air Balloons and Santa Fe

Our plans were to head north to Santa Fe, where Debbie and I, among others, had never visited before. We did, however, rise early to try to get a glimpse of the “Morning Glow” (an ascension of a small number … Continue reading

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October 8, 2012 – Roswell, NM to Rancho Rio, NM

We awoke to 30o temperatures this morning.  However, we were excited by the prospect of heading out to the Albuquerque area for the International Balloon Fiesta and a side trip to Santa Fe. After reattaching our Jeep to our motor … Continue reading

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October 7, 2012 – Roswell, NM

  Today was a scheduled down-day where we had no driving nor events scheduled! Debbie and I made a run to Wal-Mart and then stopped for a few local photo-ops.   Finally, and not surprising, there are signs all over … Continue reading

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October 6, 2012 – Clovis, NM to Roswell, NM

We woke up to 36o temperatures this morning! Leaving Clovis, it was a relatively short drive to the Blackwater Archeological Dig and nearby museum. The site was first recognized in 1929 by Ridgely Whiteman of Clovis, NM.  The first large-scale … Continue reading

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October 5, 2012 – Elk City, OK to Clovis, NM

We’ve realized that traveling in a motor home, while we otherwise love it, is not the most efficient or practical way to travel on Historic Route 66.  To really see everything there is to see, you need to be  able … Continue reading

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October 4, 2012 – Sand Springs, OK to Elk City, OK

We’ve quickly become aware that trying to travel any length of the Historic Route 66 is, at best, a challenge, in a larger RV and there are many places difficult to access and even more where parking is simply not … Continue reading

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October 3, 2012 – Branson, MO to Sand Springs, OK

Leaving Branson we headed for Joplin, MO we passed evidence of the massive excavating necessary to build the road as well as some early, roadside fall colors. Traveling north to Galena, KS, we picked up the Historic Old Route 66 … Continue reading

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October 2, 2012 – Branson – George Dwyer at Duttons Family Theater

This afternoon, we went to see George Dwyer at George Dwyer has one of the most incredible male voices we’ve ever heard.  Internationally acclaimed by many as one of the finest tenors in the world, he adds a polished showmanship … Continue reading

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