Albuquerque New Mexico and beyond


as we continue west ready for new adventures not really having a detestation only a direction we head to Albuquerque where i knew mary would enjoy shopping in Old Town square

San Felipe church

San Felipe church

mary looked at local native artists works located around the square

Native american artist

Native american artist

while i went around the square looking for photo ops becuase i’ve been there before.

sunflower

sunflower

chillies

chillies

Navaho traditional oven

Navaho traditional oven

details everything is in the details

Shadows

Shadows

it’s not that i am not into native crafts matter of fact i have baskets from all over the world but i found this leaning against one of the churches columns.

Church yard native arts

Church yard native arts

and this madonna imbedded into the church yard tree, who would do this

madonna in tree

madonna in tree

you can see albuquerque does have a sense of humor looking at this fire hydrant

cherry on top

cherry on top

along with an interesting native american cultural center which doesn’t allow pictures oh well

mural at Indian Cultural center

mural at Indian Cultural center

Indian Pueblo cultural center mural

Indian Pueblo cultural center mural

albuquerque has lots of interesting places around it one being in the suburbs Petroglyph National Monument which we climbed in a hot New Mexico day

mary

mary

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

right here in the suburbs

suburbs

suburbs

pretty cool anyways and to think people lived here thousands of years ago

Petroglyph

Petroglyph

having spent a few days seeing the sites we consulted the map where to go next and found Bandelier National Monument north of Santa Fe camping on the Pajarito plateau  elevation around 7000 feet.

New Mexico canyons to Bandelier NAt'l mon

New Mexico canyons to Bandelier NAt’l mon

New Mexico canyons

New Mexico canyons

Pajarito_Plateau

Pajarito_Plateau

campsite

me

me

mary

mary

oh it does rain there very heavy at times but rainbows abound

inside car

inside car

selfie

selfie

we were almost alone in our campsite given the time of year but people did come through. we learned about another close by site Tent Rocks national monument a close drive away but i listened to a park volunteer who sent us around the long way, took four hours but pretty. a cafe along the way

wedding dress cafe in Jemez springs NM

wedding dress cafe in Jemez springs NM

masks in  cafe in Jemez springs NM

masks in cafe in Jemez springs NM

mary at Jemez springs NM

mary at Jemez springs NM

the masks are made by a waiter at the cafe who sells them there. there is no camping at Tent Rocks Nat’l so it’s a day trip, because of the changeability of weather it can be a challenge, as you can see by our pictures

blue doors adobe building

blue doors adobe building

going from this sunshine to these clouds

Tent Rock national monument NM

Tent Rock national monument NM

Tent Rock national monument

Tent Rock national monument

really cool so we began up the trail hoping for the best

Tent Rock national monument

Tent Rock national monument

then the clouds blew away

Tent Rock national monument

Tent Rock national monument

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rocks

rocks

spires at Tent Rock national monument

spires at Tent Rock national monument

this is all formed from rain and wind pretty cool huh?_MG_7032

 so now we continue on our journey west on interstate 40. i hope you are enjoying these posts as much as the boys at work whom i sent text messages from my phone.

we encourage everyone to explore this beautiful country it truly inspires.

jene

 

 

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2 Responses to “Albuquerque New Mexico and beyond”

  1. Charles Marinaro Says:

    Oh man, our mouths are watering for this idea. We must do this before we are too old. You guys look great!
    On a photo note I have been looking at the Panasonic LZ1000 and the specs are quite good. 25-400 zoom.

  2. fuzzypictures Says:

    i would check out the fuji line of cameras. think they are great,

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