Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Summer 2010 Grand Tour Day 8

Raton to Angel Fire New Mexico, Log 74 Miles 2230 Miles Total.

After three nights of boon-docking, we take advantage of the 50 amp service and full hookups.  We do a few loads of laundry and catch up on our other household chores.

The day starts cool and crisp.  What a difference a few thousand feet in altitude makes.  Although not as cool as it will be further up in the mountains, low 50s make for some nice sleeping without running the air conditioner.

Finally around 11AM MDST, we departed for the 74 miles to Angel Fire.  We have been really confused about the time today.  Our cell phones changed automatically, but our atomic clocks needed to be told that they changed time zones.  But what really threw us off was the TV.  Last night we fired up the satellite antenna for the 10PM(??) news.  Which runs on the East cost feeds at 11PM their time. Wilma actually got up and turned the coffee pot on at 4AM because she thought it was 5 and was not set properly.  Anyway we must have gotten enough sleep as we made the day fine.

The drive from Raton to Angel Fire is a very neat fun road that we always enjoyed on the motorcycle.  All I can say is that in the motorhome it is exciting to say the least.  We pass by a campsite in the Cimarron Canyon State Park that we stayed at in a tent.  We laugh about now about the bear that visited us the next morning.  At the time it was plenty exciting also.  We see a great view of the valley and lake at Eagle Nest as we come down the hill.

Arriving in Angel Fire, we pull into the RV park and are shown to a site with great few of the mountains.  Plenty of rough grass for Jake to play and exercise.  After setting up, we go over to our Joe and Pearl's home.  A nice visit and a great dinner with them and several other friends finishes off another great day.

Pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

1 comment:

iwillsurvive said...

This pictures are absolutely beautiful. Would enjoy seeing more pictures from Angel Fire. I have always been fastinated with Mexico.