Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Almost Albuquerque



Albuquerque, New Mexico at sunset


Monday Evening - October 28, 2013

We enjoyed a lazy morning at our site in Walmart's parking lot in Gallup, NM, along with about 15 other RVs and a whole passel of commercial trucks.  I spent $40 in the store yesterday afternoon and figure if that's the case with all the other campers, it's a pretty sound financial move on the part of Walmart to allow camping in their lot.  

So far, I've had absolutely no bad experiences using Walmart lots for my RV park of the day.  I occasionally talk with other campers, enjoy the fact that the lots are well-lighted and clean, and do so like not paying rent even if I am spending some bucks I wouldn't have if the store weren't so handy.

We finally got ourselves going and took off from Gallup at about 11.  I'd checked the Passport America booklet and found an RV Park outside of Albuquerque (east of the city) that honors PA for seven nights.  


Arrived here after fooling around with my google maps GPS that told me the park was directly in front of me - which was I-40 E!!!!!!!  I called the manager and he talked me through the kind of convoluted directions.  But once I got here I was happy.  It's rustic and out of the way, but quiet and in a very natural setting.  Most of the sites seem to be long-term users.  Leashes seem to be optional so Lacy is happy.  I thank my lucky stars that she can be let loose without a leash, as she returns when I call her.

Tuesday morning, October 29, 2013

Getting close to that magic day this week.  When my kids were young it was our second-favorite holiday - after Christmas, of course.  I'm going to have to "think" about costumes for the four of us!  Maybe I should just buy a cat or dog mask and let the 'kids' go as themselves!

I'm heading to Albuquerque later, mainly to do a lot of errands I haven't been able to do 'cause I've been fairly remote from large enough cities to have things like an Apple store, etc. 

A couple of other things I'm contemplating buying are a lounge chair (non-gravity) and an inverter to charge all my electronic play things while I'm not hooked to electricity.  Any words of wisdom / suggestions re:  brands appreciated.

Recently I'd asked for suggestions for places to camp along I-40E and I got some great suggestions from Dave.  Thanks so much, Dave.

I'll have photos later today.  Oh, and I think I've partially 'solved' the missing iPhoto missing pictures.  When I tried out Adobe Elements, I think I may have moved my iLibrary to that application.  After the 30-day trial period I decided to just stick with iPhoto for the present.  I'm going to fool around with my now non-usable Elements to see if I can retrieve my Library.  If I can't without buying the application, I'll buy it!  I see the photos there but haven't taken the time yet to fiddle with retrieving them.

Well, folks, I just continue, day by day, to live and learn!


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