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Old 06-04-2016, 02:47 PM   #111
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But you are forgetting the additional weight being carried home from all that good rally food and wine and beer and let's not forget ......poutine.

Jim, there is absolutely no Poutine aboard, but we do have some squeaky cheese in the fridge.

We are averaging about 1.1 mpg better so far on the return trip. Yesterday we got 15.5 mpg. Not bad, considering we were traveling about 67 mph, which is a little faster than normal.


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Old 06-04-2016, 06:28 PM   #112
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San Antonio to Canada - Part Deaux

For those of you (like me) who grew up listening to Smoky Bear saying "only you can prevent forest fires", it turns out that Smoky Bear came from the mountains here in southern New Mexico. We just went to the little town of Capitan for supplies, and they have a Smoky Bear historical site and museum. The original Smoky Bear (that inspired the ad campaign) is actually buried on the site. The RV parks and campgrounds around here all evoke a bear theme in one way or another.


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Old 06-04-2016, 06:38 PM   #113
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Nice Robert, you must have gone through Carrizozo, thought that was such a neat name when we stopped there last winter on the the way to Las Cruces. anxious to hear what your overall mileage for the round trip to Osoyoos was. Also anxious for Friday when I get rails installed in the new F150 so can finally hook up to the trailer and go camping

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Nice Robert, you must have gone through Carrizozo, thought that was such a neat name when we stopped there last winter on the the way to Las Cruces. anxious to hear what your overall mileage for the round trip to Osoyoos was. Also anxious for Friday when I get rails installed in the new F150 so can finally hook up to the trailer and go camping

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That's just going home right? I was wondering about the whole round trip since as Alf says going home is "all downhill"

Reason I was asking Robert was that we bought the same engine the 2.7 Ecoboost
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That's just going home right? I was wondering about the whole round trip since as Alf says going home is "all downhill"

Reason I was asking Robert was that we bought the same engine the 2.7 Ecoboost
See post #12 for the mileage going......
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We're at Bonito Hollow Campground in the mountains of south central New Mexico, near Ruidoso tonight. Nice place. There apparently was a pretty devastating forest fire about 4 years ago and many of the mountain tops are just dead pine trees. The campground owner tells me the place was shut down for a year while they rebuilt, because the fire took out their water system and power.


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Looks like you dodged a bullet with that meteor strike!

Yeah, campfires at night don't seem to photograph well with my phone.


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San Antonio to Canada - Part Deaux

Staying at the Marathon Motel and RV Park in Marathon TX tonight. Good jumping off point for Big Bend NP and Chisos Basin tomorrow morning - only 2 hours away.

By the way, US 285 from Loving NM to the Texas border is one sorry excuse for a road. Whole patches of blacktop broken and patched, and it's obvious the damage is from overweight trucks. As soon as you hit the Texas line the road is fine. NM really needs to fix their piece. If you're ever in southeast NM, avoid the southern end of US 285 like the plague.

We passed the big Target store between Alpine and Marathon today. Not crowded. It's not my photo, since I was driving.




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Rita and I worked for Smokey as lookouts in 1970. We used to hand out the Smokey story comic books to visitors to the lookout. The song was in the back as I remember and we used to sing it every morning Right after we pledged allegiance to the Pine tree logo.
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