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Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Concerned Comments, We Are Safe, Doing Doucettes, Great Meal, Another Movie Night and Rolling Out Tomorrow.

Our Location today is at El Rancho RV Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

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Using the Electric Fireplace to keep us warm last night helped us sleep a little better. Since being cold the night that we spent in Shiprock Kathy hasn’t been able to get her feet warm. Even though she was under the Warm Blankets and was wearing Socks her feet remained cold last night. I kept waking to the sounds of Muscle Cars and Sirens.

I was up shortly before 7:30 MDT so I started my usual routine of opening Window Shades and getting things ready for breakfast. I went on my Computer next to start checking the Weather Forecasts for all of our planned stops along our way home. The winds will be half their speed tomorrow and even less the following days.

Then I looked at my G-Mail and found Comments from a number of Very Concerned Readers about our location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  When Kathy got up at 8:15 I mentioned the Comments so she could read for herself to get a better understanding of where we are. I make a habit of not Replying to comments in the Comment Section of the Blog because I feel it gives a False Count of comments made by Readers. I will however use those Comments as a direction to write the following day. Kathy thought this was one of those times to make an Exception in Appreciation of the concern from our Readers so this is what she wrote.

We thank you for your concern. We got off the road because of the high winds that we found were to start today and found this park on the internet as an Escapees park. It is surrounded by a large fence and the people that run it are very nice. We have not felt nervous or in danger but have only left once yesterday and went to a restaurant. There was no problem there as well. We are leaving in the morning when the winds have died down. Thank you for your advice and if we are this way again will take it and go elsewhere. 

We definitely appreciate the Heads-Up and will heed them in the future. If anyone else is planning to come to Albuquerque you might consider reading yesterday’s Comments as a way of keeping yourself Safe. 
We don't need this yet.
I went to talk to the Park Manager this morning and he simply said to take care of the Bill in the morning before we leave for the Extra Night’s Stay. 

Clouds like this filled our sky today.
File Photo from Thursday.

Since we will be on the road tomorrow I had to do our Pill Doucettes today. By doing Six and a Half Weeks-Worth of Pills at a time it means that I’m not stuck doing them every Saturday Night and I actually save time doing it this way. When the Doucettes are filled twice a year I count the Pills and Vitamins One-by-One then enter that information on a Spreadsheet. That is how we know we have everything we need for our Winter Travels without carrying more then what is needed. 

For supper we worked together to make a great meal. I do the chopping while Kathy cooks and seasons everything to perfection. She used up the last of the Pork Roast we grilled on the Weber when we were still in La Posa South LTVA, Onions, Celery and Broccoli to make a Stir Fry with Egg Noodles along with Asparagus for a side.

Even though we had Rain this morning and High Winds here this afternoon they settled down enough this evening that we watched another Movie we had purchased at Walmart in Parker, Arizona. It was called Town directed by and starring Ben Affleck as a criminal that was reconsidering what he was doing with his life. It contains Sexually Explicit Scenes as well as Violence. We gave it a Seven out of Ten.

With the High Winds now to the east of our location we’ll be Safe to travel tomorrow. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

Why should the devil have all the best tunes?

Rowland Hill, English Clergyman


  1. Thanks to Kathy for breaking the rules and leaving a comment assuring your safety. I have followed your blog for years (silently). But, as someone who dearly loves Albuquerque and lived there 3 years, I am well aware of both its beauty and its danger. You found safe shelter from the high winds and El Rancho seems to be an oasis within the War Zone. Hopefully you will get a chance to return in the future - maybe for the Kodak Balloon Fiesta. The entire NE and NW areas are so very beautiful and fun and unique with lots to explore and do. Amazing restaurants, homes, rancheros, the Sandia Tramway - a feast for the senses. Albuquerque is both beautiful and safe - but also ugly and dangerous. I hope you will have a wonderful and enjoyable trip as you continue Homeward bound across our country to Canada.

  2. Glad to hear you are safe and will be leaving an apparently bad neighbourhood behind. That is one drawback when traveling in unknown areas, we aren't always aware of the safety factor.

    Safe travels.

  3. Nice that people care so much isn't it?! Glad you were able to get off the roads and find a place to rest, even if it wasn't the best area for you! Travel safe!