Ragú Photography: Blog https://studio.raguware.com/blog en-us (C) Ragú Photography [email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT https://studio.raguware.com/img/s/v-12/u690499472-o742024098-50.jpg Ragú Photography: Blog https://studio.raguware.com/blog 120 72 The Badlands https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/the-badlands The Badlands is an awesome geologic event in South Dakota.  If you ever watched “Breaking Bad”, the series about a chemistry teacher turning bad to make meth “BLUE”, this might look familiar.  LOL.

Our campground was at the edge of the park and we took the pic of the broken down trailer from our site, with the park in the background.


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Deadwood, South Dakota https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/deadwood-south-dakota Well, it's taken me some time to get back to blogging, but I wanted to get these photos posted to finish our trip journaling.  We had a great time with Dave and Deb Krobath before going to the FMCA Rally in Gillette, WY.  

We explored some western history, (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok), the Bullock Hotel and the site of Wild Bill’s demise, Saloon #10.  Fun times.

[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/deadwood-south-dakota Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:04:00 GMT
Devil’s Tower with Friends https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/devil-s-tower-with-friends The drive from Cheyenne, capital of Wyoming to Spearfish was a long day. As we got closer to South Dakota and the Black Hills, the landscape became more green and just beautiful. We met up with our friends, Debbie and Dave.  

We spent one day driving around the area, exploring Devil’s Tower, making a loop.  Aladdin was supposedly a must see.  Ha! The population was 15 and the only thing there was an old grocery store.  Decide for yourself...

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Exploring Cheyenne, Wyoming https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/exploring-cheyenne-wyoming Cheyenne is a town of about 65,000 and a lot warmer than Estes Park.  But it is not as hot as Texas, at least not right now.  We are just missing the town's event of the year, Cheyenne Frontier Days.  With Tim's dad in the railroad, the first stop was the historic train depot.  Then it was off to lunch for a brew and patty melt.  Tim's favorite things to eat...

[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/exploring-cheyenne-wyoming Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Road from Estes Park to I-25 https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/road-from-estes-park-to-i-25 When we departed the RV Park at Mary's Lake, we were detoured by a trail ride associated with a rodeo in Estes Park.  It took forever, but after finally getting back on course, we proceeded on our way to Cheyenne.  The scenery was so beautiful, Tim took some shots through the windshield while I was driving.  The Big Thompson Creek ran along side the road as it wound through the mountains.

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Bananas Foster https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/bananas-foster Just so you are making dinners in an RV, doesn't mean it has to be boring!!!

Bananas Foster


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Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain Natural Park https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/driving-trail-ridge-road-in-rocky-mountain-natural-park So we set out to explore the high ground of RMNP.  There were so many “WOW” moments.  It has really been a challenge to pick the photos for this post.  Drop dead views...

We ran across a herd of elk, however missed getting the leader of the harem.

The road took us all the way to Grand Lake, a beautiful little town, where we had lunch.  Then the drive back to Estes Park.





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Riding the Tram https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/7/riding-the-tram it was a bird’s eye view from the top of the tram.  The ride was short, but the beauty was long...

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Estes Park https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/estes-park Off to Estes Park...

There are free shuttles to take you around Estes Park, the city, and into Rocky Mountain National Park.

First pic is the crew waiting for the shuttle at the campground.  (Me, Bill, Susan, Carolyn, Harry and Tim)

There is a river (Big Thompson) running through the city, so peaceful.

On the 4th, we went to a pancake breakfast and then hung out around town.

Tim bought a new Tilley hat, looking pretty handsome!  

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Wild Side Jeep Tour https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/wild-side-jeep-tour What a way to see Rocky Mountain National Park!  In a Jeep!  It started at 5:45ish, and we ended up getting back to the RV around 10.  We hiked a little to Alluvial Fan, saw a black bear and learned a lot about nature from our tour guide.  Wonderful experience.

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Vietnam Memorial - Cimarron, NM https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/vietnam-memorial---cimarron-nm So one day we were just driving around the area.  We couldn’t turn left due to wildfires, so we went right and happened on a Veterans Memorial.  It was in the middle of nowhere, very nicely done.  

Our bikes are in the background, lol...

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Taos https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/taos We drove to Taos, passing the Rio Grande Gorge/Bridge.  Not quite the Grand Canyon, but pretty amazing since this area is desolate.  Taos is a cute little ski town, with lots of traffic, even though it is summer.  On the way back, we saw a bunch of Big Horn Sheep.

[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/taos Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Red River https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/red-river-and-taos The temperatures in Red River are amazing. When the rest of New Mexico and surrounding states are having record heat, it still gets in the 50’s at night and not too bad in the shade during the day.  Everything is very dry here, the Carson National Forest is closed.

We had dinner with friends at this great little restaurant.  Next day, Shay and I took a yoga class and met the guys, including Charlie, for coffee.

[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/red-river-and-taos Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:30:00 GMT
Leaving Santa Fe, headed for Red River https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/leaving-santa-fe-headed-for-red-rivergol

After a week in Santa Fe, we are leaving for Red River.  We had a wonderful time with Sue and Rick.  Tim and Rick played golf, Sue and I shopped, bought beads and made necklaces.  We took a tour In the historic district of Santa Fe, hiked at Bandolier National Monument, went to the Bradbury Science Museum (a must in Los Alamos), had a picnic in the park, and celebrated my birthday.  One for the memory books.

This metal art, named “Eve” has our rig in the background.  The park had sculptures all around the park.  

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Birthday Dinner at Tomacitos https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/birthday-dinner-at-tomacitos

Check out the necklaces Sue and I have on.  Pretty special.

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Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/bradbury-science-museun-in-los-alamos

Little Man

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Exploring Bandalier National Monument https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/exploring-bandalier-national-monument

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Historic Santa Fe https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/historic-santa-fe Tim, Rick, Sue and I took a trolley through the Santa Fe Historic District and Canyon Rd.  The trolley ride was a little too long, and the seats way too hard, but it was very informative.  Of course, Sue and I did a little shopping.

Tim found us a little cafe for lunch called the Pantry Cafe, very good, if you are ever searching this area for food.



[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/historic-santa-fe Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:08:00 GMT
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/kasha-katuwe-tent-rocks

 Talked Tim into going to tent rocks because he wanted to get out of Santa Fe.  I don’t think he had hiking in mind though.


Always aphotographer...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/santa

We made it to Santa Fe, a great campground called Skyline RV Resort. The weather is in the low 80’s with a nice breeze.  It was a long drive today, about 480 miles.  But we are staying here for 7 days.

[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/santa Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:47:00 GMT
On the road again...Abilene https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/on-the-road-again-abilene Off for the first leg of our summer trip 2018.  A little apprehensive, but excited.  We stopped at a little RV park in Abilene called Whistle Stop.  Last year, we stopped here with several friends traveling from Ruidosa and went to a 5* steak house, wish I knew where it was.  My mouth is still watering...



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Summer 2018 https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/summer-2018 This summer, I plan to post updates on our travels. 

I have never blogged before, so this will be a new experience for me.  In the past, I took notes and photos, never really combining them into one document or place.  This will be a challenge for me, but hopefully a good one and one that everyone enjoys as well.

Planning for this trip is in full motion, getting Talulah's oil changed (for those of you that don't know, Talulah is our new RV), watching the wildfires in New Mexico and Colorado (currently very near our planned route), and making lists of groceries and things to pack.

Safe travels,



[email protected]; [email protected] (Ragú Photography) https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/summer-2018 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:47:00 GMT
Misti & Lilly https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/misti-lilly 5th grade GraduationOn to 6th grade for Lilly.

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End of School for Lilly and Kally https://studio.raguware.com/blog/2018/6/end-of-school-for-lilly-and-kally

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