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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Arrival Kirkland AFB-Albuquerque

8 April 2015

Our drive from Alamogordo to Albuquerque via Hwy 54 to 380 to IH25 to IH 40 was rather windy and slow especially on 380 going 35 to 40 mph with south winds at 25 mph. Once we got on IH 25 north, winds were more or less behind us. Not a drive we wish to repeat, but John as always got us safely to our destination.

This is our second stay at Kirkland AFB..our first was in March 2013. They do not take reservations, but there were plenty of spaces. Our site #84 is long and wide with full hookups overlooking the mountains at a cost of $18/day. The section we are in has few trees,but we like it as opposed the section with more trees. The campground is convenient to shopping and restaurants. We will be here until the 21st.

Site 84

Older Section with Trees

New Section

Kirkland AFB is adjacent to the International Airport and they share the same runways. The base is the third largest in Air Force Material Command Nuclear Weapon Systems and sixth largest in the Air Force. The economic impact for the city of Albuquerque is over $2 billion.

9 April 2015

John decided today that it was time to replace the TV in the living area as it has a distortion probably due to age and travel.We went to Costco, Sam's Club and Walmart and back to Costco for the Vizio 32". It took most of afternoon to do the switch. Fortunately John is very adept at doing things which probably saved us cost of labor.

The evening and all night brought very strong winds. So far the slide out awnings are doing good. Think this is due in part the new Acrylic covers we got when we were in Coronado which are much stronger.

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