Another Windy Day

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
May 312013

Yesterday was another windy day here in New Mexico. Just like the windy days we had in Tucson a month ago and in Show Low the last two weeks. Welcome to Spring in the Southwest.

Except for going out to dump our gray tank, because I had forgotten to open the valve when we arrived here Wednesday, and to drop off some trash at the dumpster, we never opened the door all day yesterday. I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, getting another ten pages finished, while Terry did laundry and got caught up on her bookkeeping and other paperwork.

Several people have invited us to dinner or asked us to visit while we’re in town, but we really need some down time. For the last three months or so it seems like we have been on the go nonstop. We need to recharge our batteries. Yesterday was the first day we’ve had to just stay home and not have someplace we needed to be in weeks.

Once I get the new issue done and sent off to the printer, I need to get caught up on my writing, and we have to spend a few days printing out our various RVing guides to stock our vendor booth at the Escapade in Gillette, Wyoming the end of June. All that before we get the new issue back from the printer and get it mailed out!

Along the way to Gillette, we also want to stop in Colorado to collect some stories for the next issue of the paper. We had planned to spend a few days at the fairgrounds in Pueblo on our trip north but they no longer allow RV camping except for special events. So I need to find someplace along Interstate 25 to stop for a few days. It looks like it will be the Elks lodge in Colorado Springs, if they have any openings when we get there.

If the wind dies down today, we may run up to Santa Fe. On Fridays they have weaving and spinning demonstrations at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico’s only living history museum. Terry is really interested in seeing that, and I’ll enjoy touring the old ranch that dates back to the early 1700s. There are a lot of interesting things to see in Santa Fe, so I’m sure we’ll go back again while we’re in the area.

Besides working on the new issue of the paper, I also let Bad Nick loose for a while, and he posted a new Bad Nick blog titled Victims? Check it out and leave a comment.

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  6 Responses to “Another Windy Day”

  1. Hi Nick, Thought I should suggest a Passport America Park for you. Mountaindale Cabins and RV Resort, 16 miles SW of Colorado Springs, at 2000 Barrett Road, is a great place to relax. Quiet, among tall pines, and very large Sites. Passport America rates apply from Monday through Thursday I think.
    I think you would like it.
    Have a safe trip and take time to smell the flowers.

  2. If you plan on staying in the Denver area I would recommend the Elks in Westminster. They have some FHU sites, some 30/50, or you can dry camp. The
    FHU sites are pretty tight but sites closer to the Lodge are fine. They have water and dump station too. Has easy access to and from I-25 and I-70.

    We have been there twice the last time being two weeks ago.

  3. I agree with Ed. . .Mountaindale RV is fabulous. . .however, our Verizon signal was a bit iffy out there. . .we loved it. . .here are some pics:

    We also found another PA park in CS to be very pleasant. . .Foot of the Rockies RV Park. . .CS is beautiful this time of year. . .enjoy!

  4. I nice way to get right to downtown Santa Fe is to take the light rail Rail Runner from Albuquerque. Real cheap. Check it out might make a nice story. Link

  5. Nick,
    Has Miss Terry discovered Craftsy classes yet? It’s an online set of all sorts of different classes you take on your schedule. I thought of her the other day when I saw that they had one for spinning and weaving, but they also have knitting and crochet that she might find interesting.


  6. Nick – if you come up I-25 from Denver, check out the new Wyoming visitor center at exit 4. It is one of the neatest visitor centers we have seen. It’s more of a museum than a visitor center. They have a full scale mastodon shown in an archaeological dig setting. Incredible.

    They also have a free dump station.

    — Kevin

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