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Stepping IntoThe Past

Stepping IntoThe Past

November 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

La Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few Northern New Mexican style late Spanish Colonial “great houses” remaining in the southwest.  It was mentioned in a recent post as the location of the annual Old Taos Trade Fair, but even if you are unable to attend the last weekend in September, the Hacienda […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

July 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

“…In early July 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell” As the story goes, sixty-six years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of a strange metal scattered in many directions. He noticed a shallow trench several hundred feet […]

Mumford and Sons Come to Taos

Mumford and Sons Come to Taos

June 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The small town of Taos, NM, with a population of about 5000 persons, experienced the supreme pleasure of hosting the award winning band, Mumford and Sons, along with 8000 fans in a delightful outdoor venue in early June, 2013. I write this not so you can bemoan the fact that you were not in attendance […]

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 […]

Iowa Senate OKs RV Registration Fee Tax Grab

Iowa Senate OKs RV Registration Fee Tax Grab

March 26, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

In a recent story I reported that the governor of a northern state has proposed a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota told snowbirds that since you’re rich, you can pay more. “It’s time snowbirds paid their fair share!” Now another […]

Digital Photography and RVing: A Natural Fit

Digital Photography and RVing: A Natural Fit

March 9, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The only thing better than ‘right now’ will someday be the memories of right now! You’ve probably an RVer because you love to travel, you want to see the natural and manmade wonders of North America, or you just don’t like being tied down to one place. Whatever the reason, are you keeping a visual […]

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

February 13, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

The governor of a northern state is proposing a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Spend most of the year in Florida, Texas, Arizona, or another Sunbelt state, and a snowbird smack down could be your new reality. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota is proposing […]

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