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Old 04-19-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Like flying a Helicopter to NM Today

Well,
We made it safely to Albequerque, NM today.
The winds on Rt. 40 were 25-30mph. It was like flying a helicopter across the flats.
I will definitely be getting me a bigger TV before my next trip West.

The Albequerque North KOA is very nice. The winds have died down and we have our awning out.

We have a view of the mountains from our campsite.
All of us are glad to spend some time outside the camper :-)

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Doug, be glad you're there and not here. It was 83 in Southern Indiana yesterday and 39 with snow showers today [same in Ohio].The best part of your trip may have just started, lots of breath taking scenery out there. Do I see an F-150 in your future? Stay safe and keep posting, Terry
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Terry,
I think we finally got to some decent weather and scenery combined.
Yes, there will be a full size truck in my future :-)
The little Tacoma will fine a new home and we'll pickup a full size truck. Tundra, F-150, Chevy something bigger than the 4Runner

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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Glad you made it safe. Enjoy the view!!!
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That view:drooling:
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Like flying a Helicopter to NM Today

Glad everything worked out, and equally glad you're upgrading the 4Runner. I towed the about 7,300lb 26rls yesterday for the first time and was using the 2013 Ram 1500. The driving experience was clearly night and day when compared to driving the 17z with the 4Runner.

I honestly couldn't tell the TT was there yesterday. Upgrade and you'll be very happy!
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Doug, don't buy the the full size truck. Than you'll have a real problem. I pulled a 19ft travel trailer for years with an Astro van. I made the mistake of buying a full size truck and realized that I looked silly towing only a 19 foot trailer with it. So I had to go out and purchase a larger trailer.
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Doug - Glad you made it through the freezing nights in TEXAS... Now you will have to worry about the freezing nights of Albequerque, NM hehe...

Pretty soon you will be in Desert country and all you see for miles and miles is catus plants thinking I'm in the desert now - no more freezing problems at night - WRONG...

It looks like desert but the ground level may be at the 7000 feet level with mountains up to 12000 - 14000 feet high scattered around you. Gets cold everywhere around there haha... The high country around NM and AZ blows me away... This is good training grounds for COLO mtns and north.

I was trucking down through some of those mountain passes and came between two mountains on each side of the road and sign was there saying something like "BEWARE OF HIGH WINDS" or something like that. Never though much about it until I got inside it and it was "Katie Bar The Door" haha I didnt know if i was going to survive that couple of miles or not. There was a wind sock set up and it was fully extended. Who knows how high the winds was thru that AZ mountain pass. This was on I17 I think it was...

Continue having a safe trip... Heck you may stumble on a town there in northwest NM that is called YA-TA-HEY...

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Looks like a lovely place to be, continue to travel safe. Killing freeze watch here tomorrow morning.
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Beautiful view.....wouldn't squatting there myself for few days
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