TOUR AMERICA, 2020: BOSQUE, NEW MEXICO, LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:  Kiva RV Park & Horse Motel

July 7, 2021

Temperature 101 Degrees

New Mexico Veterans Memorial

Course Correction

My oh my it is getting a wee bit warm in these parts.  The skinny is that by Friday we’ll be at 104 and over the weekend we are likely to see 105 or better.  No, this is not normal for these parts this time of year.  Yet it is what it is and we’ll just have to deal with it.  The key to living with these temperatures I’m finding is making sure you get done what you need to get done early in the day.

Back to yesterday.

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When we left the Museum we decided to try and find the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park.  We weren’t really expecting more than a small city park tucked in some forgotten corner of the city.  Were we ever surprised.

Covering 25 acres the Park is a special place that pays tribute to veterans from the past, honoring those who currently serve our country, and inspiring future service men and women.

The City designed the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial with open space, landscapes, sculptures, museum and meeting space to celebrate the lives of those who have sacrificed to make our country and the world a better place.

Let me take you on a tour.

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You guessed it, closed.  I understand that there is a really wonderful museum behind those closed and locked doors.

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Various memorials recognized battles and wars from the past.

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There were a number of exhibits associated with WW II.

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Moving around the park.  I know I missed a lot because it was mid-afternoon, hot, and I was beginning to wilt.  But here is what I discovered as I walked about.

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I was there and ,yes, the ground at times ran red with the blood of those who gave all.

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The Garden

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The Call

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The Fallen Friend

Preparation

Still other exhibits

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I consider ourselves very fortunate that we had the opportunity to tour this Park.  In addition to date it has not been ravaged by those mistaken individuals who are so bent on erasing our history and our past.  I hope they never discover this Park.  This is a place to stop, remember, reflect and find inner peace.  May it never change.

Fast forward to today.  We have decided to stay here one more week.  The first reason being the coming heat.  We have a site here that is partially shaded.  We could be in direct sunlight at our next home.  The next reason being that all the attractions we wanted to see in the Alamogordo area remain closed.  We had hoped they would open by July but that is not the case.  So no reason to go there.  The final reason being simple economics.  Our site here is under thirty dollars a day.  The KOA we were headed to was over fifty dollars a day.  A much better bargain right where we are.  We’ll stay another week.

Another day is in the books on The Road of Retirement.  We played some Mexican Train, had a coupe of glasses of wine, and just kicked back and enjoyed the day and each others company.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Thanks for stopping by today.  We always enjoy your company and appreciate your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: BOSQUE, NEW MEXICO, LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

  1. This is impressive. Thank you for posting. Like you, we’re full time RVers. We’ve had the good fortune to stumble upon some lovely small town memorial parks in our travels. I’m sorry we missed this one when we were in Albuquerque, but will be sure to visit if we make it back that way. Safe travels.

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