Heavenly Places – Colorado Springs, CO

After spending most of the month of June and early July in New Mexico, we headed north to Colorado. We have not spent much time in that state so we were looking forward to seeing this part of the country and also visiting with some of David’s family. Our first stop was Colorado Springs. Although … Continue reading Heavenly Places – Colorado Springs, CO

New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle surrounds the highest peaks in New Mexico, including Mount Wheeler at 13,161 feet. The route includes the towns of Taos, Questa, Red River, Angel Fire, and where we camped, Eagle Nest. We were able to park right beside Eagle Nest Lake in the state park there. This dry-camping location is especially popular … Continue reading New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Exploring the High Desert – Taos, New Mexico, Part 2

Taos was first colonized by Spain in 1615 after first having been visited by Captain Hernán Alvarado 75 years earlier. When the conquistadors arrived in this area, they would have encountered the Tewa Indians and others who had been here for hundreds of years. Land grant settlers built the historic plaza in the 1790s in … Continue reading Exploring the High Desert – Taos, New Mexico, Part 2

Gorge-ous Taos, New Mexico

We continued our month-long visit to the NE New Mexico area by moving from Santa Fe to a small campground near the historic city of Taos. The Pilar Campground in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. What we did not realize until we arrived was that … Continue reading Gorge-ous Taos, New Mexico

Frijoles Canyon – Bandelier National Monument

While we were camping in Abiquiú, we met another camper who comes to New Mexico often. When we asked her about places “not to miss,” she told us that we should go to Bandelier National Monument. Given that it was less than an hour drive from Santa Fe, we took a day trip to see … Continue reading Frijoles Canyon – Bandelier National Monument

The City Different – Santa Fe, NM

David and I visited downtown Santa Fe, called “The City Different”, in October of 2017 with our New Mexico RVing friends, Glenn and Marsha. We saw the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum then but, unfortunately, some of the museums were closed due to renovations at that time and we were not able to visit them. Since we … Continue reading The City Different – Santa Fe, NM

The Land of Georgia O’Keeffe – Abiquiú, NM

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most famous New Mexican artists. Although she divided her time between New York and New Mexico, she fell in love with the latter and spent the last 40 years of her life in New Mexico. She owned a home in the town of Abiquiú and a cabin at Ghost … Continue reading The Land of Georgia O’Keeffe – Abiquiú, NM