New Mexico Mystique

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New Mexico…what a beautiful experience…it will take months for us to process everything we experienced.

 

We flew home the Saturday before Labor Day… a poignant close to summer.

Southwest Airlines

 

Closing photos of the New Mexico Mystique:

New Mexico Mystique

 

New Mexico Mystique

 

New Mexico Mystique

 

New Mexico Mystique

 

New Mexico Mystique

 

Pals

Jemez Pueblo & Jemez Springs

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Jemez Monument

 

Jemez Monument

Red Rocks of Jemez Pueblo

 

Village of Jemez Springs

 

Giggling Springs Mineral Baths in Jemez Springs

Dinner at the Laughing Lizard restaurant in Jemez Springs

Bandelier National Monument (New Mexico)

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Bandelier National Monument…one of the prettiest places in New Mexico.

Entrance to Bandelier National Monument (New Mexico)

Exploring Bandelier

Bandelier

Lichen on rock

Bandelier

Bandelier Monument

 Beautiful meadow

Bandelier

 

Beautiful meadow

Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico)

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The best way into Chaco Canyon is to take a rough 21-mile road via 7900.  The last 18 miles are wash-board dirt roads.  The scenery is out-of-this world.  Cattle, goats and sheep roam freely.  Prairie dogs occasionally pop up their heads to take a look at curious tourists. 

 

Chaco… an amazing World Heritage site.

Fajada Butte 

Pueblo Bonito

Interior doorways in Pueblo Bonito

View from interior room in Pueblo Bonito

7.5 mile hike to Penasco Blanco (Hugh is visible in middle right of photo)

Large Kiva

Petroglyphs on trail to Penasco Blanco

Pictograph near Penasco Blanco - thought to represent the supernova of AD 1054.

Resting at Penasco Blanco

 

Leaving Chaco Canyon

Mesa Verde National Park (Colorado)

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View from our balcony at Far View Lodge:

Mule deer in early morning light

 

This colt was with a group of wild horses on top of the mesa:

Colt on mesa

 

View from room at Far View Lodge:

View from our room at Far View Lodge

 

Photos of Cliff Palace:

Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace

Twilight tour of Cliff Palace

 

Photos of Balcony House:

32' ladder to gain entrance to Balcony House

 

Emerging from a 12' tunnel

 

Balcony House

Exiting Balcony House

The final ascent from Balcony House

 

Sunrise/Moonrise over Mesa Verde:

Sunrise over Mesa Verde

Moonrise over Mesa Verde

Taos Pueblo

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As we were leaving Taos, New Mexico on our way to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, we stopped at the Taos Pueblo.  Here are photos of the Pueblo:

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo 

Taos Pueblo

 

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

 

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

 

Taos Pueblo

 

Taos Pueblo

Doc Martins Restaurant and the Adobe Bar

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Taos Sunset

Our last night in Taos…we had dinner at Doc Martin’s.  I tried a Buddha Cowboy margarita on for size.