We are spending the week at Cochiti Lake COE Campground, about 30 miles from Santa Fe and 45 miles from Albuquerque. We found a nice site high on a hill in the Juniper Loop, which has electric for $10/night with the Senior Pass.
We spent all day yesterday in Albuquerque car shopping and I think we have decided go with a 2011 AWD Subaru Forester, with only 14,000 miles. It was funny in that we tried to deal on 3 different vehicles and all 3 salesmen let us walk. Made for easy decision making on our part. We really did like the ‘11 Forester best of all and even went back late yesterday afternoon to talk to them once more, but they said they were at their rock bottom low price. So I think Jim has decided to go back tomorrow and ask if they would throw in a few things like floor mats, mudguards, etc, and we will be happy with the deal. I know Box Canyon Mark thinks we need a 4 wheel drive, but they weigh more than we want to tow, and I hate riding on roads where you NEED 4 wheel drive, anyway.
Now we have to get the SMI brake system off the car, get it installed on the new vehicle, and get a base plate mounted so we can tow it. Hope we can get all this done within the next week.
When we got home last evening we took a walk around the park although the threat of thunderstorms was looming over us. It made for a beautiful sunset and moonrise. And even a partial rainbow.
Today we had to clear our heads from a day of car dealing, so we went for a hike. We just keep finding more places in New Mexico to wow us, but I’ll save that for next time….