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Our Monumental Trip

We’ve had three places on our Bucket List that we’ve talked about for several years: Arches National Park, Four Corners and Monument Valley.  In fact, we’ve even tried to visit them a couple of times only to be turned back by snow or closing times.  (Four Corners closes at 5 PM during the winter season.)  We decided that 2014 […]

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Day 5 – Wow! Look at that!!!

This just in… Aliens cheat at cards! Started the day by walking outside and enjoying the weather. Then went alien-geocaching…found some…geocaches, not aliens. Did a little alien-shopping (You can’t just pick the first alien you see!) and then hit 285 south for Carlsbad. Roswell is said to be three hours from anywhere….Carlsbad is even farther! Finally arrived […]

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Day 4 – The Truth is out there!

We started the day with an incredible Santa Fe breakfast at our hotel.  Blue corn pancakes, huevos rancheros and fried potatoes. Unbelievably delicious!  We didn’t eat again till after 6 PM.   The Miracle Staircase After breakfast we went next door to the Lorretto Chapel. This little chapel is famous for its stairway to the […]

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Day 2 – More driving

This whole retirement thing is still taking some getting used to….especially on this first retirement vacation.  We’ve never traveled without timetables and agendas.  While working even our “free” time was allocated and time-slotted.  Now…we get up when we want to and we drive as much, or as little, as we want to.  On this day […]

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