Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year from Vogel Talks RVing!

Time glides with undiscover’d haste The future but a length behind the past. —John Dryden The End is almost here! This is article # 140 since my first post on August 18, 2010. Okay, the end isn’t near, but the … Continue reading

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Place in the Rocks: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ

From the mesa east of Chinle on the Navajo Reservation, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de shay”) is invisible. Then as one approaches, suddenly the world falls away—1,000 feet down a series of vertical red walls. The sheer walls, shaped and … Continue reading

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Place by Flowing Waters: Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM

Melting snow and rain from the 14,000-foot peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, feeds the Animas as it winds its way south through a narrow and fertile valley before flowing into the San Juan River southwest of the modern town … Continue reading

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Icon of the Old West: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, AZ & UT

Sandstone buttes, mesas, and spires rise majestically from the desert floor. Monument Valley offers the quintessential Western backdrop made famous in movies directed by John Ford. An unpaved, and at times rough, road loops through the park. Several overlooks offer … Continue reading

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Tracking the Anasazi: Hovenweep National Monument, UT

Nobody knows what happened here. For centuries, the Anasazi carved a place for themselves out of the rocky Southwest landscape in what is now southern Utah and Colorado. They planted fields, built homes and kivas along the sandstone cliffs. Then … Continue reading

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Green Table: Mesa Verde National Park, CO, Part 2

Mesa Verde’s Treasures Among Mesa Verde’s hundreds of cliff dwellings and mesa-top structures, the most spectacular and frequently visited are listed below.   Cliff Palace The largest and most captivating of Mesa Verde’s cliff villages, Cliff Palace is located on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Greetings fellow RVers, Snowbirds, wanna-bes, birders, photographers, hikers, and everyone who loves the out-of-doors…and all readers! Thank you for your readership this year! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. It’s Christmas Eve and … Continue reading

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Devil’s River Ranch: A Christmas Gift for the State of Texas

Texas Spoken Friendly The owner of the 17,638-acre Devil’s River Ranch in Val Verde County has agreed to sell the ranch to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for $13 million, significantly less than the $15,875,000 fair market value calculated … Continue reading

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Membership camping: 8 Western Horizon Parks for Sale

Western Horizon Resorts (WHR), an owner and operator of private membership, RV resorts, and RV travel related services, has listed eight of its recreational vehicle parks for sale, with a combined 1,839 RV sites for a total of $28.13 million. … Continue reading

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Green Table: Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado off Highway 160, 9 miles east of Cortez and 35 miles west of Durango. It is the lone national park in Colorado that we visited during our Grand Circle Tour. Rising … Continue reading

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