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Travel Blogs from Silver City
... as a school guidance counselor in Albuquerque, and now is a national parks volunteer. He was very knowledgeable, and answered a lot of questions. He is truly a credit to the national park service volunteers.
Marty told us about how the people lived, when they lived there (around 1200 AD), and details about their lives. We wandered the caves, saw where the people lived, and how they lived. It was a great place to visit, and it ...
... the local bike shop to get it repaired. The man who fixed the tire said with all the cactus around there it was a very common problem! We walked around the small town and went in some shops then had lunch at a restaurant with the best quesadillas! After checking in to the campground we hung out at the pool for the rest of the afternoon and then played some basketball.
... br> more here; http://www.travelpod.com/dashboard/entr y/1/1367697079
and about the park; http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/cityof rocksstatepark.html
From any highpoint in the park
you look across a vast basin ringed by mountains, some thirty miles
away, in any direction! The elevation here is over five thousand
feet, the mountains that surround us reach up to eight thousand feet.
In fact, our ...
... a good morning wandering around town looking at the shops, the local museum and enjoying the falling snow?? !! Yes, about 5 cm of the white stuff fell that day. Luckily when the sun came out the next day most of it was gone. The town is a little rough round the edges but none the less a funky place to hang out, and boasts the best playground EVER - awesome play structures and climbing walls for all kids up to 12years old. The town spent a lot of money ...
... out south on The Turquoise Trail, NM State Highway 14, toward Albuquerque and I25 South. From there it would be south to Socorro, and then west on 60 to Datil. Here's where the scenic beauty really kicks in for me. From Datil, NM, I headed S/W on 12, and down into the Gila National Forest, one of the most beautiful and wonderful National Forests I've ever been in.
About 15 miles past Reserve, NM, turn left onto 180 toward Silver City. Seeing as how I'd been in these parts a ...