Monday, April 25, 2016


But where did we end up, Gallup or Albuquerque?

Currently in Albuquerque NM (Low 43 Sunny and Windy High 75) 

We left Windsblow Arizona yesterday and drove to the KOA in Albuquerque New Mexico. 

Here is the route we took.

There were 3 things we thought about as to where to end our journey yesterday; Jo's back, cats, and weather. We wanted to make sure that Jo's back could handle the extra hours and that the cats were comfortable in the bedroom. We placed our outside temperature sensor in the bedroom and took the inside unit with us in the truck and monitored the rise in temperature. Luckily we were traveling on a cool day so that was not an issue.

No sooner had we gotten on the road yesterday when the decision was made for us. We got a high wind warning for Windsblow from one of the weather apps we have. At first we thought it was strange saying that there would be 60 mph gusts when it was calm wind wise until we realized it was for Monday. Checking the forecast for Gallup and Albuquerque we realized Monday would be another bad wind day so we pushed on. Jo's back did pretty good considering that with stops it was about 5 hours total. Certainly not a PDD type of day by any means but for us it was the most driving we have done since we started out. As we have mentioned before we now plan for 150-200 miles but when we started out it was 250-300 miles with 350 the most we have ever done towing.  

Wherever we stopped New Mexico is noteworthy on this trip because it will be our first time on Daylight Savings Time since October 31, 2014. We sprung our clocks forward one hour as Arizona was on Mountain Standard Time and did not switch to Daylight Savings Time.

Depending on the weather we think we will be here a week. After some short stays it will be nice to not be traveling all the time. Plus there are some great places to eat and some sightseeing we would like to do. We are liking the lower temps that we are now experiencing, a welcome respite from the 90s we had a few days ago in Goodyear.  

We leave you with a foodie picture. Here is the Roberto's Special from Sadie's here in Albuquerque. It is a hamburger steak smothered in queso with Papitas (diced fried potatoes) and Frijoles (beans) then smothered again with red or green chile. After we got settled Bob went and got takeout and it was sooooo good.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. The wind is definitely rocking us today so glad to hear you're settled in ALB. And giving Jo's back a rest is a good idea.

  2. So glad to read that Jo's back was good.
    Very surprised you travel with the cats in the 5er. We would be scared Bella would be thrown all over the place.