Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gallup and Bluewater

After leaving Igancio I headed south, then west to Gallup, NM. I had thoughts of staying there for up to two weeks, but when I got there my Sirius Radio didn't come in. I had a grooming appt. for my dogues there, so I had to stay a few days. The first night there I stayed in the Wal-Mart parking lot, without my favorite radio stations. The second night, I drove 10 miles out of town until my radio reception came in. I spent that night on the side of a frontage road next to a pile of gravel. I retired early, and soon after crawling into bed I heard a knock on the back end of my trailer. I quietly crept to the front door, expecting a law enforcement officer telling me to go somewhere else. I turned on the outside lights and didn't see anyone near the door, but did see someone outside on the opposite side of the trailer. He was NOT law enforcement. Through the window I asked him what did he wanted. He said he was looking for the road that cuts over to the interstate. He pointed east, so I told him that was east and to go that way. He sounded very drunk, he got a little mouthy, then I told him to go away or I'd call the cops. First he headed east, then west, and a minute later a Sheriff's car drove past my trailer, lights flashing, and he headed straight towards that trouble maker. The trouble maker probably thought my call to the cops was pretty effective. = ) I had no more problems that night, and slept very well.
The next morning I headed to the Dogue Groomer, dropped the kids off, then found a a good spot to park while I waited for a call from the groomer. It took an hour and a half longer than he originally said, and he did a so-so job, but as soon as I picked them up I headed east to Bluewater Lake State Park.

Here's a picture I took looking west, from my campsite ---- I'm waving at you.

I found a nice campsite and visited with a few fellow RVers. A few more familiar faces eventually arrived, too.
One Sunday I took a nice 200 mile motorcycle ride past the Bandera Volcano and Ice Caves, through the Ramah Navajo Indian Reservation and past El Morro National Monument, north up to Gallup, then east back to Bluewater Lake State Park. GOOD THERAPY!!
Another day I went to Wal-Mart in the little town of Grants for a little shopping and a hair trim. Well, that W-M doesn't have a beauty shop, so the hair cut didn't happen, but I bought some groceries, then found some propane in the tinier town of Milan, washed my truck then headed home. Oh, and I picked up my mail in the tiniest town of all, Bluewater.


At 8:23 AM, Blogger Ted and Mary Ellen said...

Bluewater campground is a beautiful place to camp. Did you know you can get to Chaco Canyon from there? Not on the Harley though. Gravel most of the way.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Stay away from those Indian Reservations! See you soon!

At 8:07 AM, Blogger sally said...

Another theory is that the interference is from a military communication facility. It happens to me in Tucson, too.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Barbara and Ron said...

Anytime I have stopped in Gallop, somebody knocked on the door asking for money. I now avoid that place. But I've stayed in El Morro a couple of times. It's free after they turn off the water.


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