No we did not…

Obviously. First, we read the rules. Then we realize that the time to beat is 20 minutes lol

No reservations at the steakhouse and therefore we enjoy the fun venue.


The food is excellent and we are entertained.


It certainly brings back memories for Roger and I.

The Route 66 blog always helps lol



The Big Texan…

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!IMG_8849 (2)

And it all started when in 1963, Jack Sisemore borrowed 2,400$ from his grandmother..

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Who has not enjoyed the movie RV! Such a great comedy and now we see the bus up close!

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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:)

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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…




Flat and windy… Perfect for wind turbines, miles and miles of them 🙂

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These giants seem small from afar but each 24 meter rotor blade weighs 2 360 kg.

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In 2018, the wind energy installed in the United States was enough to power over 28 million homes. In Canada, wind powered 3.4 million homes in 2019.

Getting there 🙂

Of course, travelling through the state of Texas, we had to stop at Russell’s Truck Centre and auto museum.

Remember Route 66 pardners??


Well, we are headed for Amarillo so I am sure you will remember our next stop…




Lazy Day

Today, the weather is perfect, no wind, beautiful sunshine.


Well, Ryan won this card game but we have all had our turns:)

A 3 km walk around the lakes is in order.


Wonder when our Canadian friends will head North??

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The Turquoise Trail

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.

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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.





Bed and Breakfast and café:)

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.

Can a sky be more blue?

We have fun at Connie’s photo park.



Once in Santa Fe, we roam the streets and enjoy.



Amazing Rock formations

Travelling interstate 40 in Northen New Mexico is a treat.

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White peaks to the north, white peaks to the south…

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And then we arrive in Albuquerque, the city. Enough overpasses??

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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 🙂

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The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.

First on the agenda…The world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.

Diameter‎: ‎0.737 miles (1.186 km)
Impactor diameter‎: ‎160 feet (50 m)
Depth‎: ‎560 feet (170 m)
Age‎: ‎50,000 years

Next : Winslow


One song by the Eagles, one famous town…

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Then, La Posada, the restored historic railroad hotel built in 1929.


Needless to say we have to stop in for the best bread pudding in Arizona lol

Tomorrow, New Mexico. Time to head East…

Last sunset does not disappoint:)

Tomorrow, we are headed to the Meteor Crater then Winslow to ‘Stand on the corner’ lol.  But today Ryan and I visit the Montezuma Castle National Monument which protects well-preserved dwellings  built and used by the Sinagua people between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. Always impressive!



The ceilings of the rooms were obtained from the Arizona sycamore, a large hardwood tree native to the Verde Valley.

Then we pack. Maria and John and their 3 dogs are also leaving tomorrow, Maria headed to Red Bay Alabama for repairs on their Tiffin motorhome and John headed west with their jeep to work on special machinery.  We did like to pet Mechka (bulgarian for bear)


but in reality we much prefer our 3 stuffed animals that remind us of home lol


And then came the sunset…Our last in Camp Verde…

in 2020 🙂

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Sunset in Sedona

Because Ryan wants to go see the sunset in Sedona, off we go to the Sedona Airport. We are told it is the best location for great views.

On the way, we stop at an art and crafts store where you roam endless rows of unique products.

The truth is Roger is very willing to stop because there are buildings covered with signs (the type he collects).

All looks interesting. But shopping with your husband is like fishing with the game warden lol


As for Roger, he finds out that none of the signs are for sale. The owner displays them  for all to admire 🙂

Once at the airport in Sedona, we wait for the sun to set on the red rock,  like at Ayers Rock in Australia’s outback…

Ryan’s pictures are incredible!