October 20 to November 9, 2004 - New Mexico

October 20th we left Towoac, CO and traveled 65 miles to the Rocky Mountain Area FMCA Area rally in Farmington, NM.  Camping was tight but we ended up with 50AMP water and electric:

We enjoyed the rally and were also glad to spend time with friends Dexter and Cherie. 

The only photo we took during the rally was this special car that can be carried in the basement of a bus conversion:

There was a Johnny Carinos in town so we had a nice meal there.

October 24th we drove 194 miles to Hidden Valley Resort in Tijeras, NM, just to the east of Albuquerque. 

A pot-bellied pig and dog sharing an enclosure:

A rabbit in the campground hoping we did not see it:

We had dinner in Albuquerque at Fuddrucker's after making a Costco run.

October 26th we traveled 89 miles to again stay at our friends Ernst and Ruth in Lamy, NM.  We last stayed there with our Dolphin motorhome in March.   The March stay was too short so we came back.

This time we parked next to the driveway:

We had a great visit. 

One day we drove into Los Alamos for a day trip.  It was somewhat interesting and we had a nice lunch at the Blue Window Bistro.

We took Ernst and Ruth out to dinner at Gabriel's one day, a fine place to eat.

November 1st we moved to Cummins Rocky Mountain in Albuquerque for service.  We had an engine recall to do.  They let us stay a couple extra days so Diane took the CRV in for service and we enjoyed our free camping.  It was free camping, but it was noisy since we were close to I-40 and a train track.

We did enjoy another Johnny Carinos during our stay in Albuquerque.

November 4th we moved to Riverbend Hot Springs Resort in Truth or Consequences, NM, a drive of 152 miles.

This place was funky and interesting.  Being a hostel and RV park it brought in some characters.

Here is a view of the Rio Grande River from the tubs area:

The hot springs tubs which we enjoyed each evening of our stay.

November 6th we moved to Dream Catcher Escapees Park in Deming, NM, a drive of 89 miles.

We met up with some Escapees friends and enjoyed our visit.

November 8th we walked across the border into Palomas, Mexico.

We had a decent lunch at The Pink Store:

There isn't much to Palomas and we felt safe here.

We ended up not buying anything but lunch in Palomas.

Now we were ready to move on to Benson, Arizona.

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