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North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos August 12th 2011

So, last blog I left you all hanging as to what happened after Nelson repaired the lights on the jeep. Here is the rest of the story. The jeep was ready to go on Saturday but I still had a few things to get to storage (HAHAHAHAHA) because there was just too much stuff left in the RV. James and I ran all over Gonzales Monday looking for valve stem extenders for the tires on the RV. I needed to check the tire pressure and could not find a gauge that would reach into the little nook in the rim. And, there are dual wheels on the bus and we couldn't reach that one either. Blues in Gonzales sold us a set up rubber extenders with a clip that attached to the rim. I wasn't really ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos August 7th 2011

I believe in my last blog I mentioned that changes in my plans had been happening almost continously. That trend continued over the last few weeks. As you all know, I packed all my belongings into my RV and was getting it road ready. The generator was repaired but it was Jult 21st before the towing package was installed on the RV and the Jeep. That took a full day as a towing plate had to be attached to the frame of the jeep and the tail lights had to be re-wired. It took the RV Shop longer than expected to complete the job because they were having issues with the wiring. I pulled out of the shop at 5:30 Thursday evening with the jeep in tow. This was after the shop had checked the lights ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos July 11th 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 ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos June 27th 2011

UPDATE - 9-18-2011 To follow our entire blog for the week please go to Save this as a favorite or you can subscribe to our blog and you will get emails every time we update. Hello fellow bloggers! On September 18 - 25, 2011, employees of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be traveling to Taos, New Mexico to work as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. A total of 16 Thrivent employees will be spending their days there in order to improve the lives of others in that area. Team members: Linda Arnoldussen - fearless Team Leader! Karen Larson, Kim Franzke, Lonnie Sievert, Chris Anderson-Kroiss, Mark Clegg, Peggy Steinberg, Sue Spaude, Gary Tomczyk, David Aberwald, Rudi Pakendorf, Wendy Fischer, Diane Chicos, Dave Wick, Bob O'Brien, and Amber Genett Watch for more updates about the team and ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos December 28th 2010

I reached the conclusion that New Mexico is one of the prettiest states in the nation because of its diverse landscape. Of course Oregon has oceans, mountains, high desert and valleys, so it still wins “Most Beautiful State” in the award show of my mind, but New Mexico is definitely a close runner-up. (Just wait, New Mexico: one day all the polar ice caps will melt and you, too, will have an ocean.) Today we drove from Santa Fe to the Rio Grande Gorge, then Taos and down the High Road through Chimayo (a more than a dozen other pueblos) back to Santa Fe. It was a gorgeous drive, and although the weather forecast threatened snow we enjoyed a lovely day and numerous sunbreaks. The Rio Grande Gorge starts south of Taos – at least that’s ... read more
Rio Grande
Rio Grande Gorge
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos September 3rd 2010

If you remember from my previous travel blog, Taos is one of my favorite US locations. Our drive up through the Rio Grande river canyon in bright sunshine did not disappoint. Even though Emily was not in great shape we had 4 possible destinations on the schedule. First was Taos Pueblo, but it was closed for several days. Next was the bridge over the Rio Grande canyon bridge on our way to Earthship. We drove slowly over the canyon which proved to be adequate. Earthship was a housing development stated in the 70's to create a community of structures that relied on environmental practices to heat, cool, water, and grow all the resources necessary to sustain life. The construction also included the use of glass, cans, plastic, and tires in order to utilize throw-away material. The ... read more
Few Miles North

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos June 19th 2010

We woke up this morning in Taos, New Mexico to a chilly breeze coming through the windows and even though I slept like a baby (Advil does that to me), I still didn't feel good. My headache was pretty much gone but my head was stuffy and I was just feeling tired. Tim and I decided we were going back to bed and we would just get up whenever we felt like it. Well, whenever we felt like it was about 11:00 !! It felt so good to get some extra rest after being on the go for almost an entire week. I made us a bowl of cereal while Tim made him some coffee using bottled water because all the water we had was not potable and then we were ready to face the day. ... read more
Tim at the toy store in Taos, NM
Me and the Cheif
Me and My Teddy !

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos September 16th 2009

Taos, New Mexico - Longish emotional update, so please forgive unconnected thoughts or grammatical errors. Betty would always proof read my writing before allowing me to post it to our blog. KC is less critical. This is one of my top 3 favorite locations to visit and has always been at the top of my “want to live there” list. Although growth and emphasis on tourism has occurred, Taos is still high on my list. I have always want to live in or around the Taos and part of this visit was to check out real estate for a possible move. However I learned on the drive from Moab, UT through Cortez, CO that Taos is to far from my favorite photography ”hot spots”. All that said, I love it here and the transition from high ... read more
Plaza Cottonwood
Taos Puelbo
Pueblo Cottonwood

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos August 4th 2009

Le 1er Aout, saturday L'après-midi, après Taos Pueblo, nous partons à l'aventure vers la source chaude indiquée par le vannier à Taos. Et après avoir bifurqué à Arroyo Hondo (La rivière profonde), nous arrivons a une unpaved route (que nous gravissons à pied par au moins 35°C) qui suit le bord du canyon pour finalement redescendre vers les Hot Springs, que nous apercevons, de l'autre coté du Rio Grande. Il faut pour les atteindre franchir un pont métallique et emprunter une piste caillouteuse sur environ 200 mètres. Arrivée en première au lieu dit, Lulu ne veut plus avancer, terrifiée par le vieil homme nu qui se tient là. Pourtant, Jérome nous avait bien précisé, au passage de deux jolies demoiselles dans leur pick-up, que les clothes were optional. Mais, lulu, après avoir bravement attendu que le ... read more
Départ sur la unpaved road
Sur la route
le canyon de l'Arroyo Hondo

North America » United States » New Mexico » Taos August 4th 2009

spécial dédicace à Jean-Yves et Gab vu sur la route de retour des sources, puis sur la route 64 west prise en fin de journée.... read more
the bridge on the Rio Grande
depuis le pont
culs de bouteilles

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