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Published: October 27th 2017
blog 10-26-17 Holbrook, AZ to Santa Fe, NM
I woke up this morning as our neighbor left the campground and there was a gorgeous sunrise. I had to take a picture which involved waking up more than I wanted but it was worth it. I took it through the window so I didn't have to freeze to death.
Everybody was getting up at that point so we proceeded to get ready to leave, packing up, disconnecting and walking the dogs. I wanted to say good-bye to the owners but they were sleeping in. We left at 8:45 and were heading east on I- 40 two minutes later. The sun was high enough that it wasn't in our faces because we were on AZ time, they don't do daylight saving time, they stay on standard time. Our ride to Santa Fe was effortless we even had a tail wind and got 3 extra miles per gallon. We did stop in Albuquerque for gas and they had green grass AND a dog park fully fenced with no stickers in the ground. Alfy and Linus had a great time running around and getting rid of some excess energy they always accumulate on
a long ride. Watson is not allowed to run around yet, another couple of days. He is healing very well and wants to run and jump and play but better to be safe than sorry.
We arrived at the campground about 3:15 and were all set up by 4. The site is really nice as is the campground, we have a patio with a table and 2 chairs so the kids don't have to run on stones at least while they are here. There is a dog park very close by that they can enjoy and a path all around the campground that is about 3/4 of a mile. Maybe we'll try it tomorrow. Our stay here is for 3 full days and 4 nights so we'll do the shopping, cleaning and laundry tomorrow and leave the other 2 days to explore the area. Our altitude is 6, 633 ft here at the campground so we'll have to take it easy to start out walking the dogs.
We already talked to several people here about activities in the area so we have a growing list of "OH you must see this" . We don't have a month here
so we'll have to decide what we want to do.
The sunset tonight was extordanary. There was smoke in the sky from a fire over the mountain and it made terrific sunsets. I went crazy taking shots. Pictures
It was getting cold and inside we went for dinner and sleep. We are both tired and as I write this all three dogs are sound asleep and we are not far behind.
I have to say a little about Ginnie's thoughts on Arizona. To sum it up, they can keep it. It is incredibly dry and baron with only a few things of interest. She has no intentions of ever coming back except to see the Grand Canyon again and visit a small northwestern town called Oatman. There are wild burros roaming the streets and that is very appealing.
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