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Old 06-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #15
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John,

You might want to have dinner on top of Sandia Peak while you are in Albuquerque. You ride the gondola to & from the restaurant, http://www.sandiapeak.com/

If you are interested in flying, just east of Albuquerque is a small town, Moriarty, they have the Southwest Soaring Museum, http://www.swsoaringmuseum.org/
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Ah....yet one more thing regarding Canyon de Chelly. Truly a must place to visit. The campground was free....and very nice....but....

If we ever go back, and we do think we will, we will take ant poison. There were so many ants that all the tent campers vacated all the spaces around us. We ended up with ants in the motor home and could not sit outdoors with our feet on the ground for more than one minute without ants crawling up your leg. We did work out a method of sitting in our chair and propping feet up on the picnic table bench.

Would also mention that it was a tight fit for our MH at the time which was 38'. Think there was only one or 2 spots we could fit into.

It IS a place well worth visiting....just take a bag of ant granules big enough to treat the area you will be in, or welcome the ants.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DonnaB:
Ah....yet one more thing regarding Canyon de Chelly. Truly a must place to visit. The campground was free....and very nice....but....

If we ever go back, and we do think we will, we will take ant poison. There were so many ants that all the tent campers vacated all the spaces around us. We ended up with ants in the motor home and could not sit outdoors with our feet on the ground for more than one minute without ants crawling up your leg. We did work out a method of sitting in our chair and propping feet up on the picnic table bench.

Would also mention that it was a tight fit for our MH at the time which was 38'. Think there was only one or 2 spots we could fit into.

It IS a place well worth visiting....just take a bag of ant granules big enough to treat the area you will be in, or welcome the ants. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>We carried a container of ant spray (the kind you attach to a garden hose) for three years and never used it, so we left it home this trip

Doesn't sound like we would want to shoehorn our 40' in there. We've done that in some non-commercial (and a few commercial) campgrounds and I don't like getting the coach scratched with limbs.

At any rate, we will stick that on the must-see list and thanks very much for the information
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First, thanks for all the helpful information you've provided to followers of this forum. I would highly recommend Canyon De Chelly, it is truly unique and beautiful. We've stayed at the free campground and found numerous site that would accomodate a big coach and no ants. The tramway at Sandia peak (Albuquerque) is certainly worth the time. We also enjoyed Antelope Canyon (Page, AZ).
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Hi Rich!

It is my pleasure to help others! The information everybody has provided on this topic has just been absolutely invaluable and so appreciated

What we've done so far:

We stayed in Williams, AZ at the Grand Canyon Railroad RV resort for four days and took the train to the GC. We were there 30 years ago, but I forgot how spectacular the GC was. We really enjoy trains, so that was loads of fun although the scenery up and back was pretty bla (our favorite train rides are from Durango to Silverton, CO and the Copper Canyon train in Mexico.)

Next we stayed near the Painted Desert-Petrified Rocks National Park and did an afternoon of sightseeing in the park. Very nice.

We are currently in Bluewater State Park near Prewitt, NM (7,300' elevation.) Friday we leave for Albuquerque for the weekend (and a Costco shopping expedition.) After that, we have reservations at Cochiti Lake COE park north of Albuquerque.

Then on to Santa Fe, etc, etc.
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