Saturday, April 27, 2013

A New Place In New Mexico!

It has been six days since my last writing.  Time just seems to get away from me.

Wednesday morning we packed up after two weeks at the OK RV Park in Holbrook, AZ.  If you are ever in the area and looking for a place to land, this is a good place.  It is a desert environment so expect flat, sand and gravel; but the sites are very large pull throughs with full hookups and the staff is very nice.  Good Sam and Senior Citizen discounts are given.  The owner even offered to drive Rosie to the hospital in Winslow if I had been admitted and if Rosie was to shook up to drive.  Two ladies, Rene` and Pat, who were one of our neighbors made the same offer.  RV folks are the nicest folks and will go out of their way to give a hand if needed. 

We left about 11:30 am and drove 105 miles to Gallup, NM and stopped over in Red Rock Park, which is owned and managed by the town of Gallup.  There are 50 amp sites with water hookups.  A free dump station for campers is provided.  The recent winds in the area had blown little sand “drifts” on some of the sites, but we found one that worked for us.  We did not unhitch the fiver from the truck.  There was a little front to rear downhill slope, but not intolerable.  The setting was pretty; big red cliffs with wind worn patterns.  Here are some pictures:




Thursday we pulled 151 miles to Bernalillo, NM, a suburb of Albuquerque.  The town of Bernalillo manages the Coronado Campground in a site near the Rio Grande River.  The Rio Grande ain’t so “grand” in this part of the county, so not too scenic.  On the plus side are long pull through, level sites with 50 amps and water.  No sewer, but there is a dump station on site.  There is a monthly rate available of $390 ($13 per night) which is a good deal to us.  Each site has it’s own patio and a covered cabana with a picnic table.  Here are some pictures:





I saw a coyote this morning while I was out walking the dogs.  He was just loping along the road leading into the campground.  It seems strange to be in a large metropolitan area again.  There are shopping centers everywhere you turn.  A Wal-Mart supercenter literally around the corner about a mile away.  Diesel prices are as low as $3.51. 

I am having some problems with my Verizon 890L MiFi.  It worked fine the first month and a half, then it started “dropping off” and I would have to reconnect.  That would last from 20 minutes to a couple of hours then it would disconnect again.  Finally got to the point where it would not connect to the internet at all.  I took it and my laptop to a Verizon store.  They checked out the MiFi and it worked fine for them.  They said there must be a bug in my Windows 8 that was the problem.  So off I go to Staples for tech support.  They checked it out and said there was nothing wrong with the laptop, it must be the MiFi.  In the meantime, I am fiddling with the MiFi and it shows an “update” is available.  So I do the update and all of a sudden I get an internet connection that holds, at least for 20 minutes.  So I get back home and we are back to the “on/off” connection, but at least it holds for some period of time before it “drops off”.  Grrr!

Well I have lots of work assignments in the area so it will be a profitable stay here in Albuquerque.  Rosie and I also have appointments with our needed medical specialties on Monday.  We are hoping for an update on our conditions and to learn if there are any needed changes to our meds.

Thanks for stopping by!


TexCyn said...

Wow, I read the heading wrong. Missed the New in Mexico! Haha. Looks like a wonderful spot. Both of you get well soon ya'hear? Looks like a nice place for healing.

Laurie and George said...

Like the new place! Have to put that on our places to stay list :)

Donna K said...

Never been to New Mexico, but that looks like a nice place. The covered cabana is a nice touch - guess it's needed there with all the sunshine. Wish they would do that in Oregon parks to keep the rain off!!

Bob and Linda's RV Travels said...

Great photo's. I see you are using Blogger. We had a problem with blogger and gmail, that was off and on for about a week. I assuned it was my computer. Found out Google was having problems. We also use Verizon for connecting. This may have been part of your problem. All at once everything is working fine.

The BooneDocks said...

You cruised right by us. We are just west of Albuquerque just off I40. Isn't that an amazing view rolling into the Rio Grande Valley?