I have time flies……..


Or does it? It seems like a long time since I have posted here to the blog but it was only February 28, a little over a week ago.

We felt we needed a little break from El Paso so we decided to head north to the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. We had a very nice visit with Jim and Cindy Blair who now have completed moving to their new home in Cochiti Lake. They were great hosts and we wish him the best in their new abode. We are looking forward to getting together again in Montana in June. One of the nicest things about having a Roadtrek is that you feel part of a family of Roadtrek owners.

During our trip Up and back we stopped by what is become one of Marilyn’s favorite veterinarians, The Animal Haven Veterinarian Clinic of Socorro, New Mexico. A husband and wife operation and they both seem to have a deep caring for their patients. We can recommend them if you’re ever in their area and need veterinary help.

It seems we were so busy driving and enjoying the scenery that we neglected to take very many pictures. While in Socorro we did take a little time to drive down to Bosque del Apache national wildlife refuge and we were fortunate to get a few images of some Bufflehead ducks, see them below.It was pretty breezy in Bosque and it was somewhat amusing seeing all the waterfowl riding the waves. On a couple of the ponds there were even whitecaps.

Until next time have a wonderful life,

Larry

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A love affair………


This is not our typical post on our blog. We do want to share with you some of the joys of traveling in our Roadtrek’s over the past several years. Our love affair is with Geraldine, all three of them. (and my wife of over 40 years knows 🙂

Below is a photo of the first Geraldine. She was a Corbitt semi tractor.I drove her coast to coast for about 10 years and about 1,000,000 miles. This was after my brother Ron had driven her about the same length of time and about the same number of miles. Corbitts were one tough truck.

Marilyn I truly love traveling and living in our Roadtrek’s about eight months out of the year. She suggested we name them Geraldine II and III as she knew how much time I had spent in Geraldine I. We previously owned a 190 Popular four-wheel-drive which we put over 135,000 miles on touring the US, Canada and Alaska. It was Geraldine II.

Our most recent purchase was a 210 Popular with no four-wheel-drive, Geraldine III. So far we have about 40,000 miles on it and truly enjoy traveling in it. It was one of the very first units produced with the EcoTrek batteries and a solar panel to assist in charging them with a few other additional technological improvements. While we have had a few problems Roadtrek has done a great job of taking care of fixing them under their six-year warranty. I congratulate them on being the first to market an almost truly “off the grid” vehicle.

Below is one of the reasons we travel south in the winter. Got a late start our first year and experienced a pretty good snowfall a few days before our departure.

To view some of the wonderfully beautiful places and interesting locations that we have traveled to in our Geraldine’s just check out some of our older posts in this blog: ozarksphotostravels.com and to see many of the photographs we’ve been able to get on our travels visit our photo site: OzarksPhotos.com

Larry

Here is a picture of our traveling companion over the last 16 years and also a few more images of our Geraldine’s. The map of the bottom shows just a few of the locations we have visited. We hope you enjoy this post.

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El Paso, Texas


We have now returned to El Paso so Marilyn can visit her sister, nephew and his wife. I would like to commend Freedom RV in Tucson, AZ for the admirable job they did in replacement of our inverter. And a huge thank you to Roadtrek for their six year warranty!

After spending a few days in and around Tucson we headed out to see some more of Arizona. While there we drove out to the eastern Saguaro National Park. In addition to the many saguaro there were many other varieties of cactus and a few small trees with green trunks. Lots of different ways to get stickered. LOL

After the inverter replacement we explored some of central Arizona, driving up to the Prescott and Sedona areas. More on that in our next post.

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Correction


Ladies and gentlemen,

In one of my last posts I incorrectly attributed the making of the video to Facebook. It actually was made by Apple on my iPad for me. What a great implementation that they have made in their Photos app. They can be edited to remove irrelevant pictures and then saved so that you can email or post them to various sites.

Below find one that I just recently discovered in my photos from our time up in northern Arizona. These images were taken during our drive around the red rock loop near Sedona, Arizona. I hope you enjoy it.

Larry

Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
Sent from my Gold iPad Air 2
http://www.OzarksPhotos.com
http://OzarksPhotosTravels.com for our blog about our travels

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A photo and music video


When I signed into Facebook this morning they presented me with this video of our recent travels. We hope you enjoy it, Larry

https://www.facebook.com/n/?video%2Fedit%2F&v=1836555743021476&aref=1516911319991630&medium=email&mid=5639f26cc427cG5af311321512G5639f7062454eG3d&bcode=2.1516911320.AbxRaMv-zamJ3vdBba8&n_m=ozarkshome%40mac.com

Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
Sent from my Gold iPad Air 2
http://www.OzarksPhotos.com
http://OzarksPhotosTravels.com for our blog about our travels

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Apologies


Well I want to apologize for being so long between posts. We have been doing quite a bit of traveling but unfortunately not a lot of picture taking.

Below are two photographs from a scenic view point above Jerome, Arizona. Jerome was established in 1876 and is at about 5000 feet elevation. There was no opportunity to pull off to take any photos as the Highway goes through the center of town, very narrow with buildings up against the cliff on one side and overlooking a canyon on the other side. I believe from the information we saw that Jerome was originally established as a gold mining town.

Larry

Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
Sent from my Gold iPad Air 2
http://www.OzarksPhotos.com
http://OzarksPhotosTravels.com for our blog about our travels

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Now in El Paso, Texas


We are currently in El Paso, Texas or my wife is visiting her sister and nephew. Nice and warm here today, about 72°.

We have been keeping busy getting through Christmas with everyone. Had a very enjoyable time and delicious meals.

Hoping in the next week or two to be able to go up to Bosque del Apache NWR near Socorro, New Mexico. There we would hope to find many sandhill crane’s and Snowgeese. In the past January has been an excellent month to be there, although a little on the cold side.

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a happy and prosperous new year.

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