Monthly Archives: May 2017

BOOK REVIEW, GRANDMA GATEWOOD’S WALK

“It would be a nice lark”, said the 67-year-old grandma when asked why she was walking the Appalachian Trail in 1955.  I’d never heard of Grandma Gatewood.  Did a little research.  What a woman.  A tough woman.  A lot tougher … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 20, 2017

Location: Conchas Lake, Bell Pointe Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930, then home. Yep, fishermen left early and we heard every one.  After being pummeled by winds for five days, it was calm.  Lucky tournament fishermen were cutting through glass calm … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 19, 2017

Location: Conchas Lake, Bell Pointe Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930. Friday, our last full day at the park.  Finally, the winds were dying down.  The drizzle woke me with a tap-tap-tapping sound on the membrane of the roof.  The sky … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 18, 2017

Location: Conchas Lake, Bell Pointe Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930. Ye Gods!  Woke to stinging rain and huge winds.  Whitecaps on the lake, even in the protected areas.  Squirrels yelled “Kowabunga” as they surfed across from the west side.  We … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 17, 2017

Location: Conchas Lake, Bell Pointe Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930. Food.  We need food.  Thirty plus miles on NM104 to Tucumcari, NM which we had never been in before.  Found the Lowe’s Grocery.  One reviewer called the store limited.  Obviously, … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 16, 2017

Location Conchas Lake, Bell Point Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930. It’s mighty hard to sleep late in a small travel trailer.  Even shaded, the windows let in a lot of light.  At dawn we tossed a couple of bananas in … Continue reading

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CONCHAS LAKE, NM. MAY 15, 2017

Location: Home, then Conchas Lake, Bell Pointe Campground, New Mexico.  35.428573, -104.192930. I’m guessing a five hour drive, on the edge of our maximum one day travel.  I always promise I’ll remember what time we leave, but always forget before … Continue reading

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