From Albuquerque, NM

We left Tucson, AZ — after having gotten air in the RV tires and gas in the pickup — around 10:45 this morning.  The temperature was 78°.  It has not been one of our better days…

This is the farthest east I’ve been on I-10 before, the Tombstone exit. From here on I was in virgin territory.

Typical southwest

Entering New Mexico. Woohoo!

Open desert

My new favorite kind of desert plant. Does anyone know what it is?

Pretty doors on the welcome center at our first rest stop inside New Mexico.

Mark and Tucson playing

We crossed the Continental Divide!

Sometime after we crossed the Continental Divide, we turned north at Deming to head toward I-25.  That’s where the trouble started.

Tucson developed diarrhea. Fortunately, she let us know when she was in distress and we pulled over as soon as it was safe to do so. We had to pull over several times for her.

Huge solar panels that seemed to be able to be turned.  We think the flat ones are like the raised ones.

Hatch, NM: Chile Capital of the World!

Waiting to cross a bridge under construction. My attention was caught by the dog.

This is the first time in months we’ve crossed a river that actually has water in it!

Interesting town name!

Warning at a rest stop we came to.

Sunset in a haze

First impressions of Albuquerque, NM

We stopped for the night at a Good Sam’s Club parking lot.  Mark tried to flip the lights on in the living quarters of our RV and nothing happened.  Earlier in the day he had tried to put a new fuse into the fuse box because something wasn’t working and it popped.  I went into the Good Sam’s store to see if I could get us anything to eat.  We had arrived at nearly 8:30 and they were going to be closing in two minutes.  I grabbed a couple sandwiches and paid for them.

I’m writing this in the light from a lantern.  Without electricity, we can’t put our bedroom slideout out, flush the toilet, or use our land line.


Yay!  Mark fixed it!

 

1 thought on “From Albuquerque, NM

  1. On the road again…Glad to catch up on your comings and goings – Ralph L. lives in Albuquerque. And Kevin has a cousin that lives there; but we’ve never been there. We drove past it on the highway on our way to Sante Fe one time when we lived in OR. I hope the WI snow has disappeared by the time you arrive – weird spring!! March & April have been very chilly here, with a bit of snow, but the daffodils and tulips are now blooming!

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