Sunday, March 21, 2010

Getting to Albuquerque

March 19th early morning we left Verde Valley for the FMCA Rally in Albuquerque New Mexico. The weather in Verde Valley was sunny and warm 70 degrees. It was a beautiful drive north through Flagstaff then East. As we went higher in elevation we started to see snow. FMCA Rally 004

We also past Mt. Humphrey—the tallest mountain in Arizona.

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As we again descended in elevation the temperature rose to about 50 degrees. The terrain started to change to flat:

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To rocky:

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To odd shapes and colors:

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And then we crossed the border into New Mexico.

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Another 2 hours and we arrived at our  campground for the night.

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The weather had turned colder again and it got windy. Soon after we set up the sky turned dark and it started to snow and sleet. We were glad we were parked for the night.

Saturday morning it was very cold and cloudy. We only had about 80 miles to drive the rest of the way to Albuquerque. About half way into our drive it started to snow.      

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After about 10 minutes it was snowing so hard it started to lay on the roads. We pasted about 6 or seven cars and trucks that had slid off the road. We just took our time and prayed.      

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Another 15 minutes (it seemed a lot longer) the snow slowed till it finally stopped. The rest of the drive was cloudy but uneventful till we finally arrived at the rally site.

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