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Old 06-03-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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At my first RV site and learning - trip has started

I will be here for 30 days, i was hoping to leave New Mexico this month but some surprises came up and since i only get paid 1x a month ill be leaving the first part of july i guess. Traveling during the 4th of july should be interesting.

I am currently staying at the Hidden Valley RV resort just outside of Tijeras New Mexico with is about 15 miles east of Albuquerque.

This is my first time RVing and i have already learned alot. I also just learned that there are no TV stations here and they dont have cable that i can see - no plugins anywhere that i see. But i LOVE the verizon jetpack OMG i love it. I am on the net all by myself using the tethering and that is as secure as it gets as wifi is turned off when tethering. Awesome tech stuff. If i had realized it was so easy i would have gotten rid of centurylink dsl a long time ago.

So i pulled in and got set up $350 a month and $100 refundable deposit. I also think they charge .15 per kilawatt hour, ill confirm that again tomorrow. I dont know if that is customary and expensive or not.

Now that the worst part is behind me (all the purchasing, organizing, tripping over myself getting things ready, setting up and packing) OMG i am loving this, i know i will LOVE this life on the road.. Its amazing already... Now i can sit back and relax and do things at my pace. I love it...

I did do a video of my site here and my trailer but im converting it now and then ill have to upload it, so ill post the video ASAP...

Cant wait to hit the road on the 3rd of next month, im sooo looking forward to my next stop and the next and the next.
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Keep us posted, Dave. Sounds like you are out for some adventures!

Where in NM are you located?
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Sounds like you will have a blast, enjoy
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Thirty days in one campground. I can only imagine. Although retired we are raising school age grandkids and I have no desire or patience to home school.

Enjoy!!
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I winter in Quartzsite, Arizona for 5 months the last two years....the campgrounds there, some have a flat rate where power is included, some it's extra...same for full hook ups verse using dump site on property....where I stay was $295 per month without sewer, $325 with...
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Glad you're on the road. Keep us posted.
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You might want to stay an extra couple nights to avoid 4th of July weekend.
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You are right Sue, i will let the office know i would like to stay until the 6th.

Here is the video i promised.

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You might want to stay an extra couple nights to avoid 4th of July weekend.
or just drive at night
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Since we don't know where he is going next the availability of campgrounds might be a problem. We usually hunker down on long weekends and summer(school's out) weekends unless we are in the middle of no where.
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The plan is to take the southern route, from here (albuquerque area) go south to catch I10 then head east. Its off season for alot of places that cater to snowbirds so that helps some. I also want to stay away from the mexican border if at all possible, especially in the slower season where the parks might be less populated. So i might head over to Amarillo from here and then go south. Texas is a huge state so this would give me a better view of it. I dont need to see southern NM, i was raised there.

Also an afterthought here, maybe i should combine this with my other trip post, i didnt think about that till now... oops...
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We travel I10 at least once a year. There are no problems at all. I10 is not even close to the border except around El Paso.
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