As we head home, earlier than expected, we are saddened by the fact that so many people have suffered in the early months of 2020. First the devastating tornados in Nashville, then the coronavirus. We have been fortunate, travelling in our motorhome and not being as impacted. We can only hope that better days are coming soon..
Although we did not expect many attractions to be open this early in the season, the Musicland campsite has been open since the beginning of the month. Today is especially warm, 80 F. Of course, no problem ever visiting the auto and farm museum. It is housed in a huge building. Not hard to spend some time here…
Some of us are also entertained by numerous signs on the walls..
Tonight, we walk across the road to the Haygoods show. What a treat! 5 brothers and one sister, super talents!They each play multiple instruments and the harmony is incredible.
Yes, we are headed for the Big Texan RV Ranch, a mile away from the Big Texan Hotel and Steakhouse!
But before dinner, we visit the one of a kind RV Museum. What a treat!
And it all started when in 1963, Jack Sisemore borrowed 2,400$ from his grandmother..
Who has not enjoyed the movie RV! Such a great comedy and now we see the bus up close!
Jack and Trent Sisemore found this next trailer in total disrepair at a filling station 15 years ago. They bought it from an 84 year old lady who was travelling across the country. She said it was time for her to quit camping:)
Roger says this bus makes you want to go back in time…
So will one of us order the FREE 72 oz steak at the Big Texan Steakhouse? To be continued…
From Albuquerque, we take the Turquoise Trail (Hwy 14) that leads to Santa Fe. We have no doubt why it is a National Scenic Byway.
In Madrid, it’s like going back in time : a small mining town turned tourist attraction with art galleries and museums and…no cell phone reception.
The Hollar, a super cool restaurant has the best appetizers : bruschetta, green fried tomatoes, and sweet potato fries. But you need to check out their full menu 😊 Enjoyed the busy birds checking in on their nest above the speaker.
Travelling interstate 40 in Northen New Mexico is a treat.
White peaks to the north, white peaks to the south…
And then we arrive in Albuquerque, the city. Enough overpasses??
Fortunately, Isleta Lakes and RV Park is south of the city and away from the hustle and bustle. It is great for walking or fishing rainbow trout or catfish. But non of us are true fishermen and so we walk and enjoy the area. 😊
We met the Chihuahan raven. Wish it lived in Northern Ontario instead of New Mexico. It resembles our crow but its plumage has a rich purple-blue gloss in good light. We would surely prefer to wake up to its pretty song 🙂