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Old 02-05-2010, 04:32 AM   #57
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PHIL, Love Albuquerque, we have friends and have spent lots of time in Taos. I used to work in New Mexico and remember when the Baloon Fiesta was getting underway. We stayed at the KOA in Bernallio this year for the Fiesta. Very nice people own it. Not like most KOA's where there is an extra charge if you want them to smile. We are in your part of the country at least once a year and always feel very safe.
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I know that KOA and it is an excellent one. Far better than the KOA on the East side of Alb. I went to Graduate School near Taos and many of the roads are my favorite in the State. Balloon Fiesta is a nutso event for us locals. Having been here you know what I mean. If you get on Rt 550 and go North you will find a State Park that is drop dead gorgeous and cheap too. Limited hookups, electric and water I think. Close to the casino if that is your thing.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:30 AM   #58
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Thanks for the offer to connect the next time we're in LA., we'd sure love to experience the REAL Louisiana , and, no, I sure don't think everyone in LA is "bad." Same thing could have happened anywhere!

Re: what kind of "review" I'd give this park, it would still be a very good rating, clean and very neat, easy entry and exit, nice mgmt., very convenient for a quick overnight stay, etc. AND...even the local thieves are considerate (ie., didn't disturb our sleep, and didn't feel they had to rip things up). Yup, we'd stop there again!

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #59
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Another alarm option

Here's a door alarm that I installed this morning. Very easy to do. The magnet attaches to the screen door handle with the supplied two-sided tape and the alarm attaches to the door jamb with two screws. The unit has a delay option if you want to set it when you're away from the rig. It's available at Radio Shack (Catalog #49-118) for $9.99. Seems like the alarm would wake the soundest sleeper.
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Half Dimes: Thanks for the idea re: door alarm. Steve & Lynette
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #61
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Glad you guys are ok and nothing of value taken or destroyed.

Our little dog wouldn't hurt a flea, but he would sure bark at one and hopefully that would give me time to wake my friends, Smith & Wesson.
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Many people are not of the mindset to own a gun (legally of course as most states do have a conceal carry permit) but would like some protection. May I suggest that a can of Wasp and Hornet Spray is VERY effective. It sprays a long distance so you do not have to get up close and personal with a thief, is legal anywhere I know of, and is as effective if not more effective than pepper spray. We have a teacher in one of our local schools that teaches self defense and has been quoted nationally for this ingenious weapon.
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as long as you are ok, this is why we love our dog
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Yup, we have talked about a dog for that very reason, but that's ALOT of poop to pick up over the years, I'd rather change batteries in an alarm system, ... and..ya can't really leave a dog for more than maybe 6 hrs. or so like ya can w. our cats......but.....now.....if I could just teach at least one of these dang cats to BARK like a dog....THEN we'd have somethin!! However, ya can't teach a cat nuttin!!! Besides, if we got rid of the cats, WHAT would I do with all the time I'd have on my hands that I saved by NOT having to pick cat hair out of everything...clothes, food, pillows, coffee cup, computer keyboard.....you name it!!! It's ALL about ...CAT HAIR!!!! (good insulation in cold weather though!!). Steve & Lynette
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I once had a watch cat. If we were gone and left him in the house he was on guard. One day I forgot my keys and had to climb in a window. Just as I got my rear to a position to lower to the bed under the window, I felt some nice sharp cat claws on each cheek. Yep, he let me know that was not an acceptable entry. Always slept better after that. I knew the Duke was on guard.
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Hate to think of the scars and bandages I'd need going through a "training period" for our dumb cats !! Steve
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I would not recommend the use of "Wasp and Hornet Spray". As a former LEO I have been around the use of O.C. and Pepper spray on a number occasions in closed and open areas. There is always cross contamination (you get some or as much as they do). I far one would not spray poison in my RV unless it was a last resort. Spend the money an buy the Pepper spray.

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Steve....Somehow I did not see your post until today. Glad to hear you guys are ok. As another couple from Duluth we're still hoping to catch a visit with you someday. In the meantime stay safe.
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I had Nationwide Protective located in Central Fl install a monitored alarm in my coach. It works over the cellular data side of the networks. There are some negatives though: you need to be in cell range or only the siren/strobe light works-no monitoring also you need to let the monitoring station know where you are so they can send the police and monthly cost's of $20.00. But, this is a real alarm, reliable and has been void of false alarms. I think this is cheap insurance really....
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Thanks for info on alarm system. Will check it out.

becks:

So...where are you guys now?? We're still coolin our heels here in Rockport, TX. Steve & Lynette

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Thanks for advice. Yeah,...I wondered about using that wasp spray.
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