Carlsbad Caverns National Park!


Carlsbad Caverns is so beautiful!


The chandelier! Awesome!

We had an absolutely fabulous and fantastic day! We visited the “eighth wonder of the world” and hiked into Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. It was a phenomenal experience!


I loved this experience!


The rock formations were so beautiful!


Stand and stare in wonder and amazement!

My favorite sections were the “king’s palace” and the “big room.” It was incredible to see the size of the rooms and all the different rock formations. It was truly awesome to view such beauty.


We could not get enough of seeing these sights!


We got a workout by walking for about five hours with only a few breaks. We were so excited to see the next formation we simply kept walking and walking. Thank goodness there was an elevator available to exit the cavern!



Seeing Carlsbad Caverns was an amazing experience!

The park service did a great job with highlighting the amazing rock features. We did one ranger-lead tour and one tour on our own. I loved every second of the experience!


The rock formations are outstanding!




Church Rock, New Mexico


Red Rock Park was beautiful! I had fun riding around inside their rodeo arena!


The red rocks and storm clouds were spectacular!

I had a wonderful time visiting Red Rock Park! It has beautiful red rocks and reminds me of both Kanab, Utah and Sedona, Arizona. Mountain bikes were welcome on the trails, so I rode all over the area. There were steps on the two trails I tried, so I rode on the main area around the campground.


Apparently, this park used to be owned by the State of New Mexico, but is now owned by the city of Gallup. For $20, I had a 50 amp site with water in a gorgeous area! The only negative aspect was all the sites were sandy. I tried to minimize tracking sand into the motorhome.


It was funny, but the tiny Post Office for Church Rock was right next to the campground.


This was a cute Post Office!

I loved the beauty of the area!


Ice Cream Social!


I LOVE ice cream!

Today was a special treat! Literally. After a day on the road, it was nice to check into a nice RV park and learn that they just started an ice cream social. I love ice cream. I really love ice cream. They had chocolate and vanilla. I saw the strawberries and chocolate syrup and other toppings. I decided to order vanilla ice cream smothered in strawberries. I cannot think of anything I would have rather eaten after dinner. It was absolutely wonderful!


The RV park had a local artist that made all these fun bears that were for sale. I liked their expressions!

Jake Discovers New Mexico!


Jake is ready to drive the motorhome on the original Route 66.

Charlene and I had a special treat in that Jake was able to travel with us in the motorhome! He was impressed with the large windshield, but he really enjoyed sitting on the couch while we traveled along the interstate.



The raspberry color was a perfect match for his shirt.

Having Jake with us was quite educational. We learned about the power of Raspberry Warheads. Jake sure enjoyed them!


We stopped in Edgewood, New Mexico and enjoyed a cool afternoon and evening sitting outside and watching the rain clouds move around us. The scenery was very nice and it was fun to drive along some of the original Route 66 highway.

On the Road Again!


Nice fountain to enjoy in this RV park!


I am happy to report that we headed out from Amarillo early this morning and we are planning to have a fun time in Northern Arizona. We drove for 433 miles today! We got an early start and made a couple of stops along the way to get a chance to move around. We are staying in Gallup, New Mexico and thoroughly enjoying the beautiful evening.



It is always fun to see places along famous Route 66!

After getting the motorhome setup, we discovered they had a nice pool and it was the perfect temperature! It is so nice to go swimming after a long day on the road.



Their pool was nice because there is a flag pained along the bottom! This is absolutely perfect for the 4th of July weekend!

We stayed at this RV park many years ago with our first 5th wheel trailer. We lost a trailer tire thread and had people working on it when we stayed here. That was not the greatest memory. Today is much more fun!


I was feeling very good today, so this seemed perfect. A classic phrase not heard for a long time. It also reminded me of my old VW bug!


After a long day of driving, it is nice to sip on something very nice!

Wildcats Win the New Mexico Bowl

Charlene & Ed

We LOVE going to bowl games! It was very fun to attend the New Mexico Bowl and have our picture taken with the game trophy.

30,000 fans

More than 30,000 people attended the game.

It is so much fun to attend bowel games! We really enjoyed our first New Mexico Bowl. The University of Arizona beat the University of New Mexico. However, the game was quite close (45 to 37) and it was within the final minute until we were confident of a win.


Charlene and Wilbur celebrated the win!

Wildcats win

The Arizona Wildcats won 45 to 37

Battle of the Bands

Charlene & Ed pep rally

We really had fun being with the tuba players! They were really enjoying themselves.

We really had fun at the pep rally that was called the Battle of the Bands. After we found the location of the pep rally, we went to the side for the University of Arizona. It was fun to intermingle with the band members, twirlers, pomp-pomp girls, and cheerleaders. A master of ceremonies from the New Mexico Bowl set up a series of challenges for both schools. Mostly it was fun series of songs between both bands.

band 3

football sign

Charlene and I decided the tuba players had the most fun in the band, so we stood just behind the tuba players. I have never been so close to the Pride of Arizona. It is so much fun being in the midst of all the students on the band. Both groups of students were excited to celebrate their schools and have fun together.

Charlene & Ed

Afterwards we ate dinner at an independent Mexican restaurant and then went back to the hotel and people watched to see all the fans, coaches, and players. It is a very fun evening!

Go Wildcats!

Ed & Charlene

We arrived in Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl!

We are excited to make it Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl! We just arrived at the hotel and we are staying at the same hotel as the football team. Bowl games are always fun and it is nice to get back to Albuquerque again. It is fun to see the University of Arizona banners and balloons celebrating the bowl game tomorrow throughout the hotel! We have seen a few of the players walking around the hotel.