Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5 days till we hit the road again!

We're putting clothes and food in the trailer, checking the maps, and counting the days till we leave - on Monday.

Originally we were just going to visit our son Kenny, who is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Then we added a two-day stop at Kartchner Caverns in southern Arizona, and made reservations for a caverns tour.  Next, we thought we'd come back via the same route, but stop at Patagonia Lake for some fishing.

However, those plans changed.  We had been talking about what to get the kids for Christmas, and I asked Don, "What do YOU want for Christmas?"

He replied, "Let me get the atlas."

I said, "I know what you're doing. You want to go somewhere else.  I'm game!"

So, when we leave Alamogordo, we're going north - first for an overnight at the Kirtland AFB FamCamp.  Then our first long stop will be at the Cottonwood Campground of Navajo Lake State Park along the San Juan River in northern New Mexico.  Don's research tells him it's trophy trout waters, and the fishing is great in the winter. We'll have electric hookups, so if the weather's cold, we'll still be fine.

Our second stop will be at Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River below Page. Also great trout waters. We won't have hookups there, but we'll have plenty of propane!

From there, we haven't decided where we'll go next - we'll either come home or go to Echo Bay on Lake Mead, where we have a friend we might visit for few days.

I'll be sure to post stories and photos!