Hooked Up in Albuquerque


We arrived at this campground this afternoon after taking I-25 from Raton, in northern Mew Mexico, down to I-40 and west to the west side of Albuquerque. After passing Santa Fe, the traffic increased by a significant factor and, of course, when getting to Albuquerque, it doubled again.

We stopped for supplies on the way in Las Vegas (the other one). We wanted to purchase some beer and a bottle of wine at the Walmart, but there is a screwy ordinance that forbids sale of adult beverages within a certain distance form schools or churches. Weird.

Since this trip started, one of the daily chores has been to debug the huge windscreen of the RV. I have a scrubber on a long pole which gets dipped in soapy water and that gets followed up with a rinse from the hose and then the long pole squeegee comes out to finish the job. Trouble is, the next drive is only an hour underway and the windscreen is again littered with numerous flying insects.

We are still having a lot of fun even though the trip will be over soon. One more stop in Holbrook, AZ, tomorrow, and then the leg home.


  1. drjim said,

    September 4, 2017 @ 15:53:53

    Pretty cool how you can just “plug in” to a properly equipped camp ground.

    If you were to park “in the wild”, how long can you comfortably go before things like water, sewage, and fuel need looking after?

  2. CapnBob said,

    September 4, 2017 @ 18:02:10

    We have yet to do any “dry” camping in the big guy. However, judging from the amount of gray and black water we generate daily and tank capacities, I estimate three days max for the waste water. Fresh water capacity would last about that long as well if we don’t do laundry and only shower every other day.

    We have a 6000 watt generator that can supply power for the satellite, TV, computers, lighting and so forth. It runs on diesel and I suppose it would last a bit longer with a 95 gallon fuel tank.

  3. drjim said,

    September 4, 2017 @ 23:33:49

    Interesting. I would have guessed about 5 days before things got “critical”.

    Hope you have a safe journey home.

    We’re down to 14 days left in Kommiefornia!!

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