Sunday, 29 September 2013

Plans? What Plans?

When we flew back into Tucson at the end of August, we had a plan, we always have a plan, this time it was to explore California, working our way up from Yosemite and then back down the coast.   But all the fires in California contained or not seemed to be where we wanted to go.   So we headed off to Tombstone Territories RV Resort to think about it.
We chilled out in the sunshine, thought about it and decided we didn’t want to get into possibly smoky conditions so we’d visit California another time and go to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado instead.
Luckily for us, we’d only got as far as Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel, just south of Albuqerque when the monsoon storms hit causing devastating floods across New Mexico and Colorado.   At Kiva we were lucky as the absolute worst of the storms seemed to go all around us, but not actually hit us, yes we had rain but nothing compared to the storms ranging all around us.   Some of the lightening shows were spectacular, scary, but spectacular. 
About 1½ miles from the RV park is the narrow, normally dry ditch which is the Rio Puerco.  We always thought this was a small local creek, but it’s actually a major river draining from the mountains up near Cuba before flowing into the Rio Grande.   Although the river flooded, the RV park wasn’t affected but sadly the small community of Bernardo on the other side of I25 was very badly flooded.
We sat out the storms at Kiva and then moved up into the mountains just north of Santa Fe, where unfortunately Verizon didn’t work and the campground internet was mostly unusable as everyone was trying to use it at once.
Now we’re back in the land of internet connections, I knew we researched stuff on the internet but didn’t realise just how much until we didn’t have a connection, so I’ll get caught up on our travels eventually.
As for our latest plan – what plan?
Have fun, we are!


  1. Well we had the same monsoon all drenching at TTRV park as it danced all round us.
    Did you get to Taos?
    Where the heck are ya now?
    Safe travels

  2. No we didn't get to Taos this trip, maybe next time, right now we're heading to the Grand Canyon to do some hiking. I will catch up with the blog, eventually!!!! :)