Travel Blogs from Santa Fe
Each morning we look at the map to see where want to be and book a hotel for the night and this is when Darren realized we were near Roswell, NM home of the famous UFO government cover-up. We traded the caverns for a chance to spot an alien and we headed north on Rt ...
... in the old days they thought they were Aztec ruins! They are in fact Pueblo Indian ruins dating from around 1000AD. Still they are not as good as Mesa Verde (to the north), which we visited 15 years or so ago, or Chaco (to the south). But they were well worth a look.
From here we followed the original route of the Old Spanish Trail along a dry sage bush and pine dotted valley. There were a few noddy oil wells and lots of gas heads. Got to the hamlet of ...
Stayed at yet another lovely state park campgrounds, Brantley Lake State Park. Beautiful desert location. Picture this, taking the elevator down 750 feet in one minute to enter the cavernous wonders of Carlsbad Cavern! It was an incredible visual experience with each turn of the head. Tom was taking picture after picture and we both were enjoying every moment even in the 59 degrees and 90% humidity. When suddenly ...
... and I spent a lot of time pretending we could afford the silver belt buckles, art work and jewelry. I guess we could afford a few things, but I draw the line at a $2,000 cowboy hat. I'm sure I would ruin it first rain.
I hope you don't mind a photo essay on Santa Fe. The doors, the adobe, the wide porches that provide shade. Santa Fe has some of the oldest buildings in the U.S. The ...
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