Posts Tagged New Mexico
We made good time on today’s driving, arriving in the Las Cruces area with time to stop by the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
Today we visited Carlsbad Caverns. It was great to visit in the off-season; there was almost no one else there so we could enjoy the experience in quiet. And the caverns were so much more spectacular than we expected. Trisha trekked the whole 1.4 miles along the “Big Room” route.
This past week I got together with two brothers-in-law for a few days of golf around Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. I played the Paa-Ko Ridge and Black Mesa courses I had visited in 2008 and also got in two rounds at the University of New Mexico course. All three were superb. We had great weather on Tuesday and Wednesday but our Thursday round at Black Mesa was cut short by a rain shower accompanied by winds gusts of over 40 mph.
Drove from Santa Fe to Bandelier NM (http://www.nps.gov/band/). Afternoon on to Los Alamos where we spent some time in the Bradbury Science Museum and watched a movie about the development of the atomic bomb and history of the city.
—» Album of Bandelier photos.
Back in Santa Fe we had time to browse a few more galleries and finished the day with dinner at Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe to celebrate my birthday.
—» Here are some photos of some sculptures we liked.