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Lifestyle Tech Tips – Rover Ramp

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

I have an elderly Old English sheepdog that has trouble climbing the steps to my fifth-wheel due to its age and hip problems. To build it a ramp, I purchased a closet bifold door and glued rubber mats to each panel. I place the ramp on the second step, and the dog has no problems with access to […]

Y’all Come! To The Big Barn Dance!

Y’all Come! To The Big Barn Dance!

October 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year, the first September weekend after Labor Day means something special to  fans of country music: The Big Barn Dance! For the past 11 years, Michael Hearne, musician and recording artist, organizes a musical extravaganza in northern New Mexico with fifty or so of his closest friends. This past weekend, September 5, 6 and […]

Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

October 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last two posts (9/29 and 10/6) I have been describing our summer climb up one of Colorado’s intrepid “14ers”, peaks in excess of 14,000 feet above sea level. We had climbed Mt. Shavano at 14,229 feet and finally reached the summit, then headed down due to storms threatening to move in. The descent […]

Arroyo Seco: Lovely Northern New Mexican Mountain Village

Arroyo Seco: Lovely Northern New Mexican Mountain Village

September 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for a destination for a late summer trip, you would be doing yourself a favor by visiting lovely Arroyo Seco, NM. Made up of several blocks of quaint shops, Arroys Seco will both charm and entertain you. Located on State Road 150, also known as Ski Valley Road, “Seco” as the […]

July 4th: Appreciating the Unspoiled Beauty of Our Country

July 4th: Appreciating the Unspoiled Beauty of Our Country

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year on July 4th, Terry and I were living half a country apart. I had made the move to New Mexico in May; he had moved me out, then returned to Wisconsin to finish up a few weeks of work and time up loose ends before jointing me in Taos on July 7th.  Neither […]

We Did It!

We Did It!

August 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

We actually did it—ran up a mountain and back down. Well, to be quite honest, we hiked up, not ran, but we did run most of the way down. A few weeks back I wrote a post about Taos Ski Valley’s annual Up and Over 10K Run, in which participants run up a mountain for […]

To Summit Lobo Peak

To Summit Lobo Peak

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As of my last post, Terry and I had hiked the Italianos Canyon Trail off of Ski Valley Road near Taos, NM. However, due to an early afternoon thunderstorm, common in New Mexico during monsoon season which comprises much of the month of July bringing some much needed rainfall, we were unable to continue on […]

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 1

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 1

August 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last weekend, in the mood for a trail we had not hiked before, Terry and I chose one of the many trails off of Highway 150, better known as The Ski Valley Road, for our weekly hike, the Italianos Canyon Trail. We had toyed with the idea of hiking this trail before, but some of […]

Good Sam Road Trip Planner

Good Sam Road Trip Planner

July 27, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Here it is, the middle of summer. We’ve already taken the family on the “Summer Vacation” to the beach. But I still really want to take the RV out a few more time before football season starts but I’m just not sure where to go. I sort of want it to be fairly close to […]

It’s Finally Here – Time to De-Winterize!

It’s Finally Here – Time to De-Winterize!

April 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For those of us who live in the Northeast, it’s been a pretty long winter and it’s finally here – that glorious time of the year when we break out the buckets, clean the cobwebs and open the camper for the season! So since your camper was winterized before the snow started to fly, it […]

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