White Sands National Monument

Otherworldly locations seem to be the theme of the last few weeks travels with visits to Valley of Fires, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and now White Sands National Monument. We have been in the Chihuahua Desert during this time and have had a variety of experiences. We were able to visit the largest gypsum dunefield … Continue reading White Sands National Monument

Spooky Caverns

Since Halloween is just around the corner, this seems like the perfect time to tell you about our visit to Carlsbad Caverns, a series of dark caves full of bats! Established in 1930, Carlsbad Caverns National Park protects a system of more than 119 caves located under the rocky, cactus-covered Chihuahua Desert. These caves have … Continue reading Spooky Caverns

Bosque del Apache

You do not have to be a birder to enjoy Bosque del Apache Refuge.  When the natural flooding of the Rio Grande was contained, this land was set aside to protect the migrating birds. It is one of the largest refuges in the country. Using a system of canals that can be diverted to flood … Continue reading Bosque del Apache

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta RV Parking

As other bloggers have written, parking your RV at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta “standard” lot is the way to go when you attend. It is “dry camping” but the shuttle bus alone is worth the location.  The shuttle has dedicated travel lanes that make getting to the launch field a breeze. There are also … Continue reading Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta RV Parking

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Wrap-up

I am sitting in the Bighorn, enjoying the cool air and the first quiet break from the happenings of the week. Many of our neighbors left today, but we have decided to venture out tomorrow. We were fortunate to be able to attend six sessions of the Fiesta. The tickets are good for either a … Continue reading Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Wrap-up

Up, Up, and Away

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a family event.  There are a lot of families that attend every day in part because there are lots of balloons and also because children under 12 years old get in free.  Adults have to pay $10 per session.  Public schools are on Fall Break this week so many … Continue reading Up, Up, and Away