The Dog Doesn’t Die

Book reviews & random thoughts

New Mexico 2010: Pueblos and Plains, Mountains and Snow

We visited Bandelier National Monument during this trip.

We didn’t really have enough time to see the place in depth, but we did manage to do the walk through the pueblo ruins:

I am a big fan of the National Park Service, and I have to say that the trail through the ruins is laid out extremely well. We also visited Pecos National Historical Park, just outside Santa Fe, which had a rich history as the center of trade between the Plains Indians and the Pueblo Indians. The Park includes land that once belonged to the late actress Greer Garson, as part of a ranch owned by Garson and her third husband (the marriage that lasted), Buddy Fogelson. Here are a couple of pictures of the ruins, plus more fall color in the area:

While we spent a lot of time in the mountains outside Santa Fe and Taos:

we also visited the plains to the east of Taos, driving through some pretty awesome canyons:

Finally, back in Albuquerque, we drove up to the top of the Sandia Crest, which had just received its initial snowfall of the season, which rested on the tops of the trees:

And that was our vacation! Thanks to Dave for being the best traveling companion ever.

I’ll resume posting book reviews next week. As you can imagine, I’ve got quite a backlog.

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November 23, 2010 - Posted by | Albuquerque, history, national parks, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Taos, travel | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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