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June 30

Tucumcari - Santa Fe (not quite)

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The road from Tucumcari to Las Vegas, NM, led us through vast expanses and wide panoramas that are unimaginable in our tiny, overcrowded country. It is no wonder that Dutch farmers are always thinking about moving to this part of the world where they feel the space allows them to think big rather than worry about not stepping on anyone’s toes. The fully decorated Christmas tree by the side of the road won us over easy.

Las Vegas was celebrating its annual fiestas, which run from June 29 through July 4. We missed the early-morning parade, but the grass plaza in the old town was crowded with people sitting in their own folding chairs applauding political speeches celebrating the New Mexico spirit of pride, achievement, and freedom of choice in the context of American values. Foodtrucks were lining the plaza, streets were closed off. There was a funfair. By the time we left, there were still many people arriving.

Las Vegas, NM

Las Vegas, NM - Fiestas

One thing we had not anticipated is that Americans are starting a long, a very long Independence Day weekend today. We were lucky to find a site available at the Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground just outside of Santa Fe (which I have visited many times in the past), where we were offered our first view ever of a wheelchair on caterpillar tracks.

Tomorrow is our final stop in Albuquerque before we return the RV there on Monday. We called ahead today and hopefully we have managed to reserve the one remaining site on the KOA Campground.

Posted by FierceOrc 15:37 Archived in USA Tagged rv texas new_mexico

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