Author Archives: Serene

About Serene

Former full time RVers, transitioning to part time RVers. We've still got a map to finish! Home is the Arizona desert but we may not want to be here in the heat of the summer!

Fourteen Border Crossings in One Day!

We enjoy riding old trains and have been on quite a few including the Durango to Silverton trip I wrote about in Plan B:  Colorado! just a few weeks ago.   This time we were in the vicinity of the Cumbres & Toltec … Continue reading

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NM in NM: El Morro

The last National Monument we visited on our recent New Mexico adventure was El Morro – The Rock With Three Names! El Morro, this large sandstone bluff, sat on the main east-west route for several people groups.    It wasn’t … Continue reading

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NM in NM: El Malpais

Our third NM in New Mexico was El Malpais National Monument.    El Malpais means “the badlands” and they were bad in the best possible way!    El Malpais National Monument also has lava tubes and ice caves accessible with a … Continue reading

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NMs in NM 

NMs in NM?   National Monuments in New Mexico! New Mexico has one national park, two national historical parks, one national heritage area, one national historical trail and 12 national monuments.  During our trip to northern New Mexico we visited four … Continue reading

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Los Alamos:  The Secret City

Several years ago I wrote the post Familiar and Family Ground about our visit to Hanford,  Washington.  My grandfathers worked at Hanford to develop plutonium during WWII.  Hanford is one of three sites in the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.  We recently visited a second site … Continue reading

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Our Day in Santa Fe

But on to our day in Santa Fe…Today we headed into town for one of our favorite tourist activities – a food and history tour!    We enjoyed a chicken enchilada, with options to add our own red, green, or … Continue reading

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Handy Randy Rockin’ the Repairs

Gravel parking lot campgrounds are not our usual preference but this campground in Farmington had purpose.   It had full hook-ups (water-sewer-electric) so we could wash clothes – something we can’t do with water and electric only sites found at … Continue reading

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