Santa Fe

Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
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Trip End Aug 13, 2010


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Enchanted Trails rv park

Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We left Taos pretty early and headed toward Santa Fe. It took us a couple of hours. We headed right into the Old Town section, RV and all. I pulled the rig right up into a section of metered parking right on the street. We took up three spaces and had to feed 3 meters a couple hours worth of coin. Some of the locals were laughing at us. It did look pretty funny.

Santa Fe, at least this old town part of it, is a cool spot. It would have been nice to enjoy a couple of days here checking it out. But we really only stayed a few hours. We walked around for a bit and then had lunch at this great restaurant (Milagro's) a couple of blocks from the square. We were able to sit in the patio and eat some good food and they brought Chula water.  
 

 I'm sure there was tons of stuff to check out (even a skatepark a few blocks from where we parked), and I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to get to Albuquerque that evening. I had a part on hold at a Camping World there. As we were making our way back to the truck we had a thunder storm start to blow through. We had to start running for cover in the wind and rain and we were all laughing about it. It was the first storm we've been through on the trip and it was good to see. It was also good to spend some time in a part of NM that we liked, finally.

We pulled into the Albuquerque Camping World that afternoon and I picked up a patch cord that links my 2 Honda generators (I borrowed one generator from my friend, Larry, for this roadtrip. Thanks Larry!) together so that I can run my AC while dry camping. One Honda 2000 won't do it. AC is a must down here. No way around it. We are members of Camp Club USA and there, next to the Camping World was one of their RV parks. Because we are members we only had to pay about $16 for full hookups. It was pushing 100 deg and they had a pool. The park was pretty ghetto but the people were nice. It blew about 40mph that night too.

While at the pool we met this retired guy from Houston and he informed us of a bunch of stuff to check out when we get into Texas. He was a cool dude on a few week long roadtrip to do some motorcycle riding. He was real envious of us that we lived in California. It was funny. While discussing the weather, it's 100 deg and blowing 40 mph and we can barely hear each other talking, he says "You see this weather? This is heaven compared to Houston!". I guess we're really in for it when we get down there. He said it's really hot and the humidity makes it hard to breathe. We'll see soon enough. Because we've been in the high desert this past 1-1/2 weeks, our skin is so dry and has been flaking off like crazy. We've been applying lotion continuously but to no avail. We're actually looking forward to a little humidity.
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