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Old 10-23-2010, 08:16 AM   #15
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Datil Wells has been mentioned by so many that I have to stop by there, at least for a peek! It's sort of halfway in between San Antonio (birds) and Ramah (wolves), so lenth of stay depends on when I will get away from San Antonio.

To tell the truth -- sometimes this hurts -- there is one more stop-over on that route. Pie Town. I hear that they do indeed make some good pies there!


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Old 10-23-2010, 08:49 AM   #16
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Picked up one of my all time favorite bumper stickers at the Datil store. "Jesus loves cowboys and cowgirls" Hint: The local pronunciation is Dah tul, (rhymes with cattle).
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Forget WiFi, 3g is better

Hi Lynn,
Sounds like a nice loop trip.

Silverback has the right idea, forget your dependence on short range WiFi and go with 3g. 3g is normally available in cities and along Interstate corridors however the sparsely populated entire NW corner of NM has very good 3g coverage. Why you ask? Seems the oil and gas industry twisted Alltel's arm to get 3g service. Verizon inherited the coverage when they bought Alltel.
If you don't want to spring for a separate device like the MiFi, just get a cell phone that supports tethering to your computer via a USB cable.
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If you don't want to spring for a separate device like the MiFi, just get a cell phone that supports tethering to your computer via a USB cable.
Is the MiFi a one-time price or monthly? We have Verizon phones, but I don't think they support tethering.
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If we were on the road more, we'd definitely consider getting tethered service. As it stands, though, probably not. (We're already tied to a hefty monthly service bill to provide wifi here at the park.)

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Old 10-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #20
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A really nice park is right across the road from the VLA, they have wi-fi, but check before you settle down, some of the sites on the outer loop are a little far from the base station.

Montosa RV Park - & Campground
Mike, I was just looking at RVParkReviews, and the two most recent reviewers indicate that Montosa is closed. Durn.


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Verizon may have deals from time to time where they will discount or give the device free, however, they will make all their money back and more with the big monthly fee.
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Is the MiFi a one-time price or monthly? We have Verizon phones, but I don't think they support tethering.
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MiFi & Pie Town...

I bought our MiFi outright from Verizon. We turn it off and on as needed. Right now if I was going to do it over I would probably consider getting the Verizon iPad offering which is bundled with a MiFi. Of course they do make up for low entry price (and more) over the life of the plan. Anyhow very nice 3G coverage along the US 60 corridor in NM. As for Pie Town (only a few more miles west on US 60 from Datil), they have at least one RV park that looked alright when we went through.
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Mike, I was just looking at RVParkReviews, and the two most recent reviewers indicate that Montosa is closed. Durn
Just called the (ex) camphost, it is closed. Double durn.
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Bit of a delay here. The stack windows in the 67 are leaking too much. (That's apparently what those smaller, rectangular, fixed-mount windows below curved ones are called.) Talking to the good folk at Inland today, I found that new seals are not available, but that removing the glass and existing rock-hard rubber, cleaning what remains, and remounting with sealant may do the trick.

We made it to a very windy high of 36 degrees today, and somehow I just didn't feel up to freezing my behind to start the work on the windows.


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The trip was a bit different from planned. I went to Bosque del Apache (and nearby VLA) and to ABQ only, but got some intensive time with each (including at the Buckhorn Tavern for a couple of green chili cheeseburgers). Here are a couple of pics:


Petroglyph National Monument by lynneubank


bosque1 by lynneubank


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Very Large Array by lynneubank


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