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  1. RedRaider89

    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    BigJim and Al F thanks again for the recommendation on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. It was a great experience and my 7 year old daughter had the time of her life (not to mention my wife who said it was better than our Maui vacation a few years ago). I really appreciate the both of you.
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    Visiting Pueblos in New Mexico

    We visited Taos Pueblo for their San Juan Feast Day Sunday, June 24th. Being that there a no information on start times for the feast anywhere and when you called the Pueblo you get an answering machine we decided to get there when they opened at 8:30am. We found out once we arrived that the festivities would start sometime between 1pm and 3pm or "Indian Time" as we were told. We went on the 9am tour and it was informative. I learned that less that "10 people" actually live full time in the pueblo. Others come in to sell local crafts and food but don't live there. After visiting some homes that had open signs selling crafts and food we decided finally to leave about 12:30pm since there was no start time for the feast day and it was getting very hot with little shade or anything to do (we had our 7 year old daughter with us. Though we really enjoyed the visit to the Pueblo and very much respect the traditions and heritage of Native Americans I found it do be very disorganized. Also my impression is this is more of a money making thing for the community which is fine. However, if they really want to be effective they should give more detailed times for events such as feast days and describe what to expect for visitors. Would I go back to Taos Pueblo? No, however we are glad we visited the one time.
  3. RedRaider89

    Visiting Pueblos in New Mexico

    Thanks for all the replies. I think we are leaning towards Taos Pueblo for our visit.
  4. We are in Santa Fe, New Mexico and wanted to visit a Pueblo. Any thoughts on the best to visit to learn culture ect.? Thanks
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    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    Thanks, it was interesting to see how the entire landscape of this area has changed due to the fracking boom. Last time I went through Pecos was over 20 years ago and wow how it has changed. I will avoid this route next time.
  6. RedRaider89

    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    Thanks BigJim. There were not many choices for train reservations and limited space. 285 was crazy from Fort Davis to Carlsbad. Bad roads, 18 wheelers everywhere. Fracking world. I was 100% focusing on driving passing hundreds of trucks on a close 2 lane road driving 65mph with a 18 wheeler on my a$$.
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    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    I really appreciate the help! Updated Agenda is to stay 3 nights in Brantley Lake. We cancelled Cochiti and booked Santa Fe Skies RV Park outside of Santa Fe for 7 nights Then off to Sky Mountain Resort RV Park in Chama for 4 nights. I also booked the train ride (Coach to Antonito then Train to Chama). BigJim and Al F, I appreciate you so much! You saved our trip! All the best.
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    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    Well looks like Durango, CO is off. They closed the Silver Guage Rail Road till June 30th. We had tickets to Silverton on the 26th. Now we are trying to decide if staying at Brantley Lake State Park for 4 days and visiting Carlsbad Caverns and then staying at Cochiti, Lake outside of Santa Fe to visit Bandolier National Monument makes sense.
  9. RedRaider89

    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    Thanks for the info JRP and BigJim. We are assessing the situation as we are in Davis Mountains State Park now.
  10. RedRaider89

    Extra Propane Tank Transport Safely

    How about extra gasoline? I am thinking about also carrying 5 gallons extra in back of truck. My truck has an extended range tank (36 gallons) but it would sure be nice to have the insurance with extra gas if I need it. Here is what I was thinking of carrying. Maybe I am over planning? Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5" Height, 12.5" Diameter
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    Extra Propane Tank Transport Safely

    Ha Ha, fixed my grammatical error. Thanks
  12. RedRaider89

    Extra Propane Tank Transport Safely

    Thanks for the replies. 2Gypsies, I am going with you idea and going the Milk Crate Route in the back of the Pick Up Truck and scaling down to 1 extra Propane Tank instead of 2 mainly for my little Gas Grill. Also I think every ones opinions are right not going to use much propane anyway in the summer except for making percolated coffee in the morning and the occasional time we cook on the burners since most of our cooking will be on the gas grill.
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    Extra Propane Tank Transport Safely

    I got the spare tanks from walmart (Blue Rhino) where I exchanged them with old ones. We are going to be in some fairly remote state parks (Davis Mountains, Brantley Lake, NM, Cochiti Lake, NM) Though they are not far from town I wanted to carry 2 or maybe just 1 for my gas grill and a spare back up. This is the tool box no vents on it but I don't have any issues drilling half inch holes in it if needed somewhere. Or should I just carry them without the tool box secured in the open truck bed? I was worried about the sun beating down on the tanks.
  14. We are off for a 25+ Day RV Trip in a F150 Truck Towing a Winnebago 21ft Micro Minnie Camper. Will be mostly in hot weather in Texas, New Mexico and Southeast Colorado. Our trailer has 2 standard 20lb Propane Tanks and I was thinking about carrying two extra secured in the pick up bed in a plastic contico tool box to shield from Sun. Is this safe or any other recommendations? We will be driving no more than 6 hours between RV and State Parks.
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    Durango, CO to Lubbock, TX where to stop in-between?

    Hi Bigjim. Thanks for both of your posts. Also appreciate the warning on the High Finance Restaurant Closure and using a stove or grill with a shut off valve. I was considering bringing my charcoal grill but decided to now bring a small tabletop gas grill due in large part to your post. We already booked the KOA off of I40. Hopefully not too noisy.
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